In November, NASA will celebrate 20 years of continuous human habitation of the International Space Station. This monumental feat has given us a unique laboratory for science. Astronauts have performed thousands of experiments which furthered our understanding of fundamental scientific disciplines. Let’s explore some of these experiments and what the
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden died in his sleep March 17 after a storied career that saw him become one of 24 people to visit the Moon. For three days in 1971, Al Worden was the most isolated person in the world. Worden was the command module pilot for Apollo
Did you know that tortillas have been a staple aboard the International Space Station (ISS) since 1985? Besides being delicious, tortillas produce fewer crumbs that could float around the station in microgravity compared to bread and other baked goods. Space food has to be high quality and appetizing for astronauts,
Set outside Space Center Houston, the all-new exhibit provides an intimate look at a reusable rocket used to further space exploration and America’s commercial space industry. Thanks to a generous contribution from SpaceX, Falcon 9 is the newest addition to the nonprofit’s growing collection of flown space vehicles and historic
Walk underneath a massive Falcon 9 rocket at Space Center Houston this spring break! Beginning at 11 a.m. March 12, get a close look at this exciting new feat of engineering. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning, guests are invited to explore the SpaceX rocket exhibit. The Falcon 9 is displayed
After a two-day journey, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully docked at the International Space Station today. The spacecraft delivered more than 4,300 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations, including a new science facility scheduled to be installed to the outside of the station during a spacewalk this spring.
Did you know space station astronauts use water and wet wipes to wash their hands even though they are in microgravity? Make it your mission to stay healthy during your space adventure using the tips below! Wash your hands frequently Use our hand sanitizer stations Cover your coughs and sneezes
We made history at Space Center Houston yesterday by hosting the first live Oath of Enlistment, or “swear-in,” ceremony administered from space. Army Colonel and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, currently on the International Space Station (ISS), swore in over 800 military recruits around the country including nearly 40 military recruits
Katherine Johnson was a leading light at NASA and an indispensable part of its early space exploration programs. She died on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Before there were mechanical computers, there was Katherine Johnson. Her mathematical prowess helped keep astronauts safe and on course during Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.