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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Remembering John Hodge

Today we remember John Hodge, NASA’s second flight director, and his significant contributions to space exploration. Hodge died on May 19 at his home in Northern Virginia at the age of 92. Blue Flight Director Hodge became NASA’s second flight director for the final solo flight of the Mercury Program,

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Apollo 13 Mission Memories & Apollo to Artemis panels

In our April 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. In our April Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas

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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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Pop Quiz: Pioneering Missions and Discoveries

This month’s pop quiz is all about the pioneering missions and discoveries that have made a significant contribution in human spaceflight. Take the quiz to test out your space history knowledge!

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Solving Space: Aurora Australis by NASA’s IMAGE Spacecraft

On April 22, 1970, the world marked the first Earth Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space! Solve Space by unscrambling this view of the aurora australis (southern lights) four days after a record-setting solar flare sent plasma—an ionized gas of protons and electrons—flying towards the

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Photo Gallery: STS-1 40th anniversary

When Space Shuttle Columbia took to the skies on its maiden voyage on April 12, 1981, a new era of spaceflight took wing. Browse through the photos of the historic STS-1 mission below. These two astronauts are the prime crewmen for the first flight in the Space Transportation System (STS-1)

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