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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Eyes up – January

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. Jan. 4 – Quadrantids meteor shower The Quadrantids meteor shower, which peaks during early-January each year, is considered to be one of the best annual

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Illuminating Space

During this unique time, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our December Thought Leader Series virtually. Did you know astronauts aboard the International Space Station experience about 16 “sunsets” per day because the station circles Earth every 90 minutes?

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 prepare for liftoff aboard spacecraft ‘Resilience’

Are you ready for #LaunchAmerica? NASA and SpaceX are targeting Nov. 14 for the launch of the agency’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff is scheduled for Nov. 14 6:49 p.m. CT* from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Watch the launch and

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VIDEO: Special presentation with Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

Explore ghostly nebulas, invisible matter and black holes in a virtual presentation from Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble Space Telescope Senior Project Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where she serves as the senior

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Launch and Landing: ISS Crew Change Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Continuous Space Habitation

This month marked a crew rotation on the International Space Station! On October 14, along with two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins arrived aboard the ISS. As the ISS approaches the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence, astronauts continue to test technologies, perform science, and develop the skills needed

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roundworms

Mission Monday – Creepy, Crawly science on station

Fruit flies, flatworms, and roundworms, oh my! It’s almost Halloween, so we are highlighting three creepy, crawly science experiments that have taken place onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Try not to squirm in your seat while we introduce you to some eerie model organisms being studied in space! Fruit

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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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Spidernaut

Meet Spidernaut, NASA’s arachnid robot prototype

What has eight legs and crawls on web-like trusses? A spider fit for space. Get to know Spidernaut, NASA’s spider-like robot prototype, in today’s post. When NASA needed a new versatile robot to tackle some of the more difficult challenges of future deep space travel, Spidernaut seemed like it would

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EP+R, NASA Innovation Unit, AmbuSTAT, Cleans Ambulances With Mist

Ambulances are crucial for health emergencies, but they often transport sick people. Microbes and bacteria can linger, so how do ambulance crews ensure their vehicle is safe and ready for the next patient? An innovative new product, designed with NASA’s help, aims to sterilize the rig and gear to make

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