Solving Space: Earth from Space – Surigae Super Typhoon

[sp name=’Surigae’] 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 Image of the Day for April 20, 2021 of the Surigae super typhoon churning in the Western Pacific Ocean. Then learn all about how you can celebrate […]

Launch your day with Crew-2

NASA is now targeting April 23 at 4:49 a.m. CT for the launch of the Crew-2 mission. Live coverage begins at 12:30 a.m. CT, continuing through Crew Dragon’s arrival at the station April 24. Be part of the NASA mission and watch history on April 23 as we launch astronauts from American soil for the […]

Artemis astronaut feature: Christina Koch

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 Christina Koch.   Selected by NASA in 2013, […]

Space Center Houston and Boeing Empower the Next Generation of Explorers

Today we recognized Boeing for its commitment and generous support empowering the next generation of explorers with authentic science learning experiences. Since 1992, Boeing’s philanthropic investment in Space Center Houston totals more than $2 million toward inspiring youth and educators through science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) education. Together, Space Center Houston and Boeing are […]

NASA vaccine research in microgravity

Get the scoop on NASA’s microgravity-based vaccine development studies and why it’s important to research vaccines in space in today’s blog post. Thanks to NASA, vaccine development is being streamlined as a result of studies being conducted in microgravity onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Early microgravity-based vaccine development research investigations began in 1998 when […]

Remembering Apollo-era flight director Glynn Lunney

Apollo-era flight director Glynn Lunney passed away on March 19. Lunney had a long and storied career, beginning when NASA was founded in 1958 and ending nearly 30 years later during the Space Shuttle Program. Born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania on Nov. 27, 1936, Lunney grew up with a fascination for flight. While entering college, […]

Meet NASA’s new class of flight directors

Houston, we have new flight directors. Last month NASA added four new names to its current team of flight directors to oversee operations of the International Space Station (ISS). [envira-gallery id=”45622″] The latest inductees into the class of 2021 are Diane Dailey, Chloe Mehring, Fiona Turett, and Brandon Lloyd – all of whom began their […]

Solving Space: Perseverance Landed

[sp name=’FirstPersevImg’]  On Feb. 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover landed on Mars. The innovative landing system worked perfectly. @NASAPersevere tweeted about its landing and landing system, “Teams of experts poured years of work into each one. My safe landing is what tells you they nailed it.” Soon after landing, it sent its first image […]

Space Center Houston to Remain Closed Until Feb. 20

Space Center Houston will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 to protect the safety of its guests and workers due to the impact of the winter weather in the area. The center plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. However, it is monitoring weather conditions and will announce […]

Solving Space: Perseverance Getting Close!

[sp name=’PersevLand’] After nearly 300 million miles (470 million km), NASA’s Perseverance rover completes its journey to Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. But, to reach the surface of the Red Planet, it has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing. Solve space by unscrambling an illustration of its landing! Learn […]