Astrosteers: What is NASA’s Longhorn Project?

The last thing one might expect to see while visiting NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) is often the first thing many visitors notice, longhorn cattle grazing right across from a mighty Saturn V rocket! Longhorns at NASA? Just what is that all about? A picture on the wall of former

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Lyrid meteor shower

Eyes Up – April

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 April sky! April 2 – Antares

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Going back to the Moon: Lunar Landing

In our March Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a panel of experts discuss NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS), which will land the next humans on the Moon during the Artemis Program. ABOUT THE PANEL The panel includes Lisa Hammond, NASA HLS associate program

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Scott Kelly giving himself the flu shot in space

NASA vaccine research in microgravity

Get the scoop on NASA’s microgravity-based vaccine development studies and why it’s important to research vaccines in space in today’s blog post. Thanks to NASA, vaccine development is being streamlined as a result of studies being conducted in microgravity onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Early microgravity-based vaccine development research

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Full Moon

Eyes Up – March

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 March sky! March 3 – Mars

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Night Sky

Eyes Up – February

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 February sky! Feb. 2 – Near

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Exploring the Mars Perseverance Rover

In our January Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a panel of experts will discuss NASA’s Perseverance Rover scheduled to land on Mars Feb. 18. About the rover The Mars 2020 rover, Perseverance, is based on the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover configuration. It

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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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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

Did you know astronauts aboard the International Space Station experience about 16 “sunsets” per day because the station circles Earth every 90 minutes? These changes in light can affect crewmembers’ circadian rhythm and cause sleep disruptions. As a result, NASA has been studying light and its effects on space exploration

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