Solving Space: Astronaut Training in Building 9

Becoming an Astronaut Candidate, and graduating from the program involves rigorous training and testing. Since 1980, every NASA astronaut has walked the floors of Building 9, the astronaut training facility and home of the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at NASA Johnson Space Center. Solve Space by unscrambling this image, and

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Solving Space: Astronauts Training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! First, though, astronauts undergo rigorous training to prepare for space. The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) helps astronauts to prepare for space missions involving spacewalks. NASA team members use the NBL to develop flight procedures, verify hardware compatibility, train astronauts

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Space Center Houston to Remain Closed Until Feb. 20

Space Center Houston will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 to protect the safety of its guests and workers due to the impact of the winter weather in the area. The center plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. However, it is monitoring

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Educators Conference includes astronaut, Nobel laureate, bestselling author, JPL engineers, Artemis experts & ISS National Lab scientists

In addition to immersive sessions with educators, we will host multiple blockbuster panel discussions and keynote presentations at our 27th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference. Learn about these inspiring presentations below. Get on-demand access to these keynotes and panels as well as all of our educator conference sessions and virtual

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22 teams selected for final stage of Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2

NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, has selected 22 qualifying teams to compete in the competition round of Phase 2 of the Space Robotics Challenge. Eligible teams will advance to the final virtual competition round, which will begin in late January. e Phase 2 of the Space Robotics Challenge

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Get to know our educator conference presenters

Get to know some of the speakers who will be presenting immersive and interactive sessions at our 27th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference Feb. 4-6. Celena Miller Miller is a senior outreach/education coordinator at the Texas Space Grant Consortium. She has been educating since 2010. She is from Pharr, Texas

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Thank you to all who have joined our match!

We are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters who have contributed to our matching challenge. The end of the year is moments away but it’s not too late to make a gift to our end of year campaign. Please consider making a gift. Every dollar counts. Like many organizations,

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Get a sneak peek at our educator conference sessions

We received so many excellent session proposals for our 27th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference! The conference schedule will be available very soon. In the meantime, check out five top SEEC 2021 sessions. 1. NASA climate science: what is causing the sea level rise? John Patrick of NASA NSPACE Participants

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Become a Girls STEM Pathway mentor

Mission Control is an integral component of exploration – from launch to execution to completion, it serves to guide, develop, and integrate all components of a mission. Much like NASA’s Mission Control, mentors serve to guide, encourage and support our future explorers. Space Center Houston would like to invite women

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Stargazing Guide: 12 tips for amateur astronomers

Learn more and check out our guide below to help with your backyard stargazing all year round. Stargazing guide Set up your telescope one hour before viewing. This will help the optics adapt to the conditions. This is especially important in humid climates like Space City. Set up your telescope

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