Twins Study research reveals effects of space

Scott Kelly spent a year in space for science. What did NASA learn about his time there? The results of their groundbreaking Twins Study were recently revealed in an article in Science magazine. The research used Kelly and his twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, to study the effects of

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Expedition 59 lifts off Thursday

On Thursday, the next set of astronauts will journey to the International Space Station. Expedition 59 aboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft at 2:14 p.m. CST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a six-hour journey to the station. Watch this exciting launch at Space Center Houston, where we will air

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Hear the winds of Mars in this NASA video

One of the simplest pleasures in life is listening to the wind whisper through the trees on a warm spring day. On Earth, that is. It’s harder to accomplish that on Mars, since no day is particularly warm and there are no trees. However, thanks to a new video from

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Special presentation by ISS crew this February

Space Center Houston will host a special presentation featuring the astronauts from Expeditions 56 and 57 to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Serena Aunon-Chancellor will be joined by Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst. Held at 6:30 p.m.

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2014 MU69 Roundup: What we learned

Information continues to flood back from New Horizons after its historic flyby of 2014 MU69. Continuing its mission past Pluto, the Dec. 31 flyby marked the first time anyone has come close enough to study a Kuiper Belt object in any detail. What New Horizons found was fascinating. Here’s a

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New Horizons makes historic flyby

The cool thing about spacecraft is that they continue on for as long as possible after their primary mission is completed. For instance, Voyager 2 crossed into interstellar space last year and the Mars rover Opportunity has been functional for 14 years.  New Horizons provided some of the best images

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OSIRIS-REx met its asteroid

Asteroid missions are all the rage in space right now. There are currently two spacecraft getting cozy with asteroids and sending us photos to prove it. JAXA is operating the Hayabusa2 mission, while NASA’s OSIRIS-REx just moved into orbit with the asteroid Bennu on Monday. In 2016, NASA launched an

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Image of the Week: A Soyuz Launch

A picture’s worth a thousand words, but they can also leave you speechless. Every so often, a picture can capture something so unique, you’ve never seen anything quite like it. That’s certainly the case for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who captured some very moving images of the successful Soyuz launch

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InSight to land Nov. 26; Celebrate at Space Center Houston

Soon, Curiosity will get a friend on the surface of the red planet. NASA launched its next mission to Mars on May 5: a new lander named Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (abbreviated InSight). InSight will hit the Martian surface Nov. 26. Join us at Space

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NASA’s Super Guppy does the heavy lifting

As part of the restoration of Historic Mission Control, conservationists sent the consoles from the room to the Cosmosphere in Kansas. How do you transport such large and cumbersome consoles while still protecting them as historic artifacts? Enter NASA’s Super Guppy airplane. The Guppy was built to transport machinery that

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