Perseid meteor shower

Eyes Up – August

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. Here are some highlights from NASA’s July Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the August sky! Aug. 2 –

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

Our July Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), features spacesuits. Learn about the suits astronauts wear when they step out into the cosmos for a spacewalk. How does NASA train astronauts to walk in space? It sends them under the waves of an indoor

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Mars food production

Solving Space: Growing greens

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space, and one of the more extreme aspects to space exploration is figuring out what to eat. What’s for dinner on Mars? This question may sound silly, but it’s

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Pop Quiz: Space Food

Would you be able to survive for months on end with a predetermined menu and a carefully rationed supply of food and beverages? In space, you can’t run out to the store if a particular food craving hits, and you have to be careful about how much you snack with

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Night Sky

Eyes Up – July

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. Here are some highlights from NASA’s Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the July sky! July 1 – Mercury

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NEEMO

Solving Space: NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. NASA takes advantage of Earth’s most extreme environments to prepare astronauts for life in zero gravity. One example is NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) expeditions where crews

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Photo of the Day: Can Jupiter change its spots?

It can feel like astronomy discoveries all took place decades, if not centuries, ago. Which is why things like “Clyde’s Spot” stand out. Informally named for the South African amateur astronomer who found it, this swirling spot on Jupiter’s surface was first observed by Clyde Foster in 2020. Because Jupiter

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Solar Eclipse

Eyes Up – June

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. Here are some highlights from NASA’s Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the June sky! June 10 – Solar

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Eyes Up – May

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. Here are some highlights from NASA’s Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the May sky! May 1 – May

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Solving Space: Earth from Space – Gotland Island “Van Gogh”

From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! We’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space to show this eye-catching view and to demonstrate how research from space advances our understanding of our planet. Solve Space by unscrambling this Van Gogh-like image of Gotland, a Swedish island

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