Demo-2 launch watch party guide

Be part of the NASA mission and watch history on May 30 as we launch astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Even though we can’t experience the launch together physically, we can still experience it together virtually. Celebrate this historic moment at home with a launch watch party! We’ll be following […]

Mission Monday: Two Space Station expeditions launch and land in April

This month two International Space Station missions launched and landed. Get a glimpse into Expedition 62 and 63 in this Mission Monday post! Expedition 63 launches to the International Space Station On April 9, the crew of Expedition 63 launched into space aboard their Soyuz spacecraft. Shortly after launch, the crew of three docked with […]

SpaceX 2020 missions to launch astronauts from American soil

NASA assigned astronaut Shannon Walker to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft last month. This is one of two significant SpaceX missions coming up this year that will achieve historic space exploration milestones. Crew Dragon Demo 2 (Demo-2) The Demo-2 mission will be the first crew to launch from American […]

NASA News Roundup: Space Station departures and launches

April is a busy month for the International Space Station. See what’s on the horizon for the floating laboratory in this week’s NASA News Roundup. April 7 departure Space Center Houston is the best place to experience the past, present and future of space exploration. Sometimes, that means being part of NASA’s mission and sending […]

Mission Monday: Meet NASA’s new astronauts!

NASA added 11 new astronauts to its ranks in January. Get to know these scientists, engineers, doctors, and pilots in this week’s Mission Monday! Five women and six men comprise NASA’s graduating astronaut class of 2020. This new class brings NASA’s current count of active astronauts in their corps to 48. It is the first […]

Science on ISS: Mouse Immunology-2

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 research discovered. Science on ISS: […]

Remembering Apollo astronaut Al Worden

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 15. As such, he spent […]

Space food: From creation to consumption

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, which can be a challenge […]

VIDEO: The Falcon has landed – Ribbon cutting ceremony

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 rockets. It’s one of only […]

SpaceX exhibit opening March 12

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 horizontally so guests can see […]