Crew-1 mission

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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Mission Exploration: Science Officer

It takes a significant number of people working in a diverse variety of roles to build the next chapter of American space exploration. In our Mission Exploration experience, you can explore the center and complete mission checklists through the eyes of four different NASA roles. Today we are featuring the

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Astrobee on station

Mission Monday – New robot crew members aboard space station

The ISS recently added a few new crew members. Named Astrobee, the three free-flying, cube-shaped robots are designed to help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for use in microgravity. These robots are going to assist astronauts with routine chores and give ground controllers additional eyes and ears on

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Try this at home: Make your own COVID-19 Respirator

The current novel coronavirus–named “severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2)–is a virus that can spread from person to person. While COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness, the most severe cases can lead to respiratory distress. One of the most important methods to prevent

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