Image of the Week: Hayabusa2 and the Asteroid

We are living in a golden age of space exploration. Mission to Pluto and beyond have given us the first high-resolution photos of the most distant planetary objects in our solar system. Missions to Jupiter have given us new details on the massive planet, its fascinating moons and more. Finally,

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CBS’s Young Sheldon cast tour Space Center Houston

Members of the cast of CBS’s hit show Young Sheldon toured Space Center Houston yesterday! It was such a pleasure to have Iain Armitage (Sheldon), Raegan Revord (Missy) and Montana Jordan (Georgie) exploring space with us. Check out some of their experiences in the photo gallery below.

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – NASA Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer

NASA Johnson Space Center employs nearly 10,000 people and covers nearly 1,700 acres. Running JSC is a big job. Luckily, the new director has a long history with the storied institution. In this Sept. 10, 2018 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, hear from JSC director Mark Geyer on

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Astronaut Friday: Mark Polansky

Every Friday and Saturday you can meet a space explorer at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut. Today you have the opportunity to meet NASA astronaut Mark Polansky and hear about his mission experiences. Polansky joined NASA in August 1992 as an aerospace engineer and research pilot. After being

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Happy 100th Birthday Katherine Johnson!

NASA’s Langley Research Center is celebrating a big milestone of one of the key figures from its past. Katherine Johnson will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, Aug. 26. Let’s talk about this pioneering figure, what she means to NASA and what her contributions were to the space program. 1) Who

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Leading Women of NASA

From hidden figures to leading lights, these women are shaping the future of space exploration. This Aug. 24, 2018 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series features NASA Johnson Space Center External Relations Office Director Debbie Conder, Human Health and Performance Director Catherine Koerner and Exploration Integration and Science Director

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Spotlight: Leading women of NASA

Language can be a tricky thing. Used in everyday life, it seems harmless. Sticks and stones and all that. However, words can sometimes retain unintended power. Small things can end up marginalizing people without much thought behind why they’re being used. This story by retired astronaut Leland Melvin highlights just

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Monday’s Space Links

Another Monday is here, which means it’s time to rund own all the news that’s fit to print on this blog. Well, all the news that I found recently in links on this blog. That’s not really “printed.” But you get the point. What’s going on in the wide world

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VIDEO: Astronaut debrief – Expedition 54/55

What did astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle do when they were aboard the International Space Station? What experiments did they run? How did they sleep? Relive the journey of Expeditions 54/55 with the mission’s astronauts. The three NASA astronauts are joined by fellow Expedition 54/55 cosmonauts

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On anniversary, Curiosity rover still exploring Mars

On Mars, there is a roving science laboratory with lasers and cameras and active science experiments as we speak. On Aug. 5, 2012, Curiosity landed on Mars and has been making tracks (and history) ever since. Let’s run through some quick facts about the Mars Science Laboratory. What’s it’s real

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