Try this at home Part 4 – NASA wearable that reminds you not to touch your face

While NASA scientists and engineers are designing the next generation of spacecraft, they are also inventing new devices and tools that help us here on Earth. Most recently, NASA invented a wearable that reminds you not to touch your face to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. Build your own

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D.C. NASA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Mary W. Jackson

Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters. That’s the new name of the NASA headquarters building in Washington, D.C. on “Hidden Figures Way,” announced NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday. Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in

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New! Summer Clean Room Camps

How can you teach youth to interact safely with an environment and other people? Our new Clean Room Explorer Camps for ages 6-11 and Clean Room Space Center U programs for ages 11-18 educate participants in an immersive way while also maintaining health and safety. What is a NASA clean

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Summer Clean Room Explorer Camps

Today’s world has created many challenges in terms of personal safety and interacting with others. Fortunately, NASA has plenty of experience in protecting not only humans, but also other worlds from potentially harmful cross contamination. Our new Clean Room Explorer Camps teach children ages 6-11 about NASA clean room procedures

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Video: Virtual Astronaut Visit – Dr. Leroy Chiao

Hear first-hand space exploration stories from retired astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao in this May 29, 2020 Virtual Astronaut Visit. Chiao was selected as an astronaut in 1990 and is a veteran of four spaceflights. He logged a total of 229 days in space, including 36 hours of spacewalk time. He

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Van Allen radiation belts

What are the Van Allen radiation belts?

Though the center is temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration. In this series, we’ll take a quick tour through a science or space topic. Today we are exploring the Van Allen radiation belts. What belts does earth wear? Van Allen radiation belts.  Over 60

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Exploring Einstein’s world

"Matter tells spacetime how to curve, and curved spacetime tells matter how to move." -J.A. Wheeler Issac Newton’s laws described the motion of objects and gravitation. Published in 1687, Newton’s formulas are still used to describe and calculate rocket trajectories, the motion of satellites and the International Space Station. Although

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Try this at home Part 3: Build a sextant

Though the center is temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space! In this series, get hands-on with some fun and educational activities to do at home with the kiddos. Build your own sextant Objective Investigate celestial navigation, also known as astronavigation, and build a sextant to

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Kaci Hein Zero Gravity

Space Center Houston educator awarded 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Congratulations to Kaci Heins, Space Center University® Director at Space Center Houston, who has been selected to receive the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award!  Prior to her time at Space Center Houston, Heins had a distinguished teaching career, during which she was recognized as 2015 Arizona Science Teachers

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Educator Crew Speaks with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Educators from across the nation had an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call took place May 6. To honor our nation’s educators and in observance of Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs May 4 to 8, NASA astronaut and current space station

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