Mission Monday: SpaceX Resupply Mission

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. The Dragon cargo spacecraft launched […]

VIDEO: SpaceX unveiling getting close

We are getting close to unveiling our new SpaceX experience! Stay tuned for updates on this ground-breaking experience. Photo Gallery [envira-gallery id=”34112″]

Tips to stay healthy during your space mission

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 Stay hydrated Avoid touching your […]

VIDEO: First Army Enlistment Oath Administered from the International Space Station

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 at Space Center Houston during […]

NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101

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. Armed with nothing more than […]

Mission Monday: Expedition 61 Returns

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, but Koch set her own […]

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Hits New Milestone

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 escape demonstration of the company’s […]

Mission Monday: Getting to know the space station

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 Microgravity: the condition of being […]

Mission Monday: Mars 2020

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 to the red planet. Mars […]