STS-56 Launch

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 2

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating with trivia that highlights some of NASA’s Hispanic astronauts and their incredible accomplishments and contributions to human spaceflight! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 1

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating with trivia that highlights some of NASA’s Hispanic astronauts and their incredible accomplishments and contributions to human spaceflight! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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ISS station science

Space Station Collaboration Trivia: Week 2

This year the International Space Station celebrates (ISS) 20 years of continuous human presence, a major global achievement. However, international collaboration in space began long before the ISS. Get ready to test your knowledge of some of human spaceflight’s greatest global team-ups!

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20 years of continuous human presence

Mission Monday – International Space Station celebrates 20 years of continuous human presence

If you’re 20 years old or younger, your whole life astronauts have lived continuously aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes at about 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h), you can view the ISS with the naked eye. Now in its 20th year of continuous human presence,

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Voyager spacecraft

Mission Monday – Voyager 1 returns first spacecraft photo of Earth and Moon

On Sept. 5, 1977, Voyager 1 launched on a decades-long mission to study the outer solar system. Less than two weeks later, Voyager 1 achieved its first milestone – capturing the first image taken by a spacecraft to include both the Earth and Moon in the same frame. It’s been

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Remembering Astronaut Gerald Carr

Former astronaut Gerald Carr, who commanded the last Skylab mission, passed away Aug. 26, 2020 in Albany, NY. As commander of the Skylab 4 mission, Carr and his crew conducted a remarkable science program that included a wealth of biomedical investigations designed to test the effects of long duration spaceflight

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OTD: Gemini V launched on a Titan II

On August 21, Gemini V launched on a Titan II, 10 a.m., EDT, Cape Canaveral, Fla. This was the third crewed Gemini flight. In Greek, Gemini means “Twins” and aptly this flight carried two astronauts: Gordon L. Cooper, Jr. and Charles “Pete” P. Conrad, Jr. They were on an eight-day

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Earth from Above: Explaining the Overview Effect

Though Space Center Houston theaters are temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our August Thought Leader Series virtually. Traveling to space is a singular event in any person’s life. But seeing our “big blue marble” from orbit

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Photo Gallery: The Overview Effect

Can you imagine gazing down upon Earth as you float weightless in space, seeing the world in a way so few will ever see it? Do you think the experience might change your perspective? Apparently, it can, and does. This phenomenon has come to be known as the overview effect,

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Robert Goddard

Rocket Trivia: Week 2

Blast off with this month’s trivia, all about rockets, from the mighty Saturn V that propelled the first men to the Moon to SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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