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.
On Feb. 6, astronauts Christina Koch and Luca Parmitano and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov returned from the International Space Station. As part of Expedition 61, this trio contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development. Parmitano and Skvortsov spent 201 days in space,
NASA’s return to launching astronauts from American soil took another step forward earlier this month. SpaceX had a successful test of the in-flight abort capabilities of its Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. What does all that mean? Find out here! What happened? NASA and SpaceX completed a launch
Space Station vocabulary Module: a self-contained unit of a spacecraft Truss: a beam that serves as the space station’s backbone to which some parts are connected Airlock: an airtight room with two entrances that allows an astronaut to go on a spacewalk without letting the air out of the spacecraft
VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – How the Space Station shapes research, exploration and international cooperation
Explore the International Space Station with industry experts Kirk Shireman, Mark Mulqueen, TJ Creamer, and Tamara Cougar in the this Jan. 9 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, presented by University of Texas Medical Branch Learn more about Thought Leader Series
We are starting a new tradition in 2020 where every Monday we highlight a particular science or space exploration mission. Sometimes we will revisit significant missions in space history, and other times we will explore exciting future missions. The first mission we are featuring is Mars 2020, NASA’s next mission