Apollo and Artemis

Artemis I: How does Artemis compare to Apollo?

In our newest blog series, we are exploring the uncrewed Artemis I flight, a mission that will pave the way for future lunar exploration.   NASA learned an enormous amount from the Apollo missions. All that invaluable knowledge has been put to good use in planning a return to the

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet 3 Hispanic space pioneers

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we are going on a journey through the decades to celebrate the significant contributions Hispanic astronauts have made to the space program by highlighting three of these trailblazers. Franklin Chang Diaz Dr. Chang Díaz became the first Hispanic astronaut when NASA selected him in 1980. He

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New Artifact: Apollo-Era Data Acquisition Camera

Travel though space history in our Starship Gallery timeline and see a new artifact – a 16mm Apollo-era data acquisition camera. This camera was used in training Apollo astronauts. A motion picture camera like this was mounted on the lunar rover to record mission activities. The film was later viewed

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Neutralizing Gravity on Earth

Gravitational force varies significantly from Earth, to the Moon, and Mars. In order to prepare astronauts to work in a variety of environments, NASA must continuously develop innovative training systems. NASA Johnson Space Center is home to the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS), which simulates reduced gravity environments. Learn

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Matthew Dominick

Artemis astronaut feature: Matthew Dominick

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Matthew Dominick.  

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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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Solitaire: Heroes of Space and Flight

Take a break while you learn about the heroes of space and flight in this informative game of solitaire. Reveal some of the pioneers who paved the way, and learn while you play! The deck features heroes such as: Bessie Coleman, the first African-American to be licensed as a pilot

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Women in STEM: Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Genius comes in many forms. The skill to play a perfect sonata. A gift for weaving vibrant portraits out of words. But, sometimes, genius is in the details. Noticing one of these things isn’t like the others, that one of these things doesn’t belong. Jocelyn Bell Burnell had that moment

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Celebrating Pride Month: Highlighting Diversity & Inclusion

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. That wasn’t the only barrier she broke that day, but it wasn’t until her obituary almost 30 years later that she shared with the world her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy. Not only was Ride the

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This day in history: Ed White becomes first American to walk in space

Imagine you are in a spacecraft orbiting the Earth. There has only been one person before you that has done what you are about to do. Now, imagine you open the hatch door and look down. There is nothing below you. You take a breath. You take a step. You

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