Clean room trivia: Week 2

This month’s trivia is all about clean rooms, which play an important role in protecting satellites, spacecraft, and equipment prior to launch. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Clean Room trivia: Week 1

This month’s trivia is all about clean rooms, which play an important role in protecting satellites, spacecraft, and equipment prior to launch. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Photo Puzzle: D.C. NASA Headquarters

This NASA Headquarters building in Washington, D.C. was recently renamed to honor an important figure in NASA history. This person started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. She was a mathematician and aerospace engineer, went on to lead

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Peggy Whitson 8th spacewalk

Spacewalk trivia: Week 4

This month’s trivia features historic spacewalks and extravehicular activity. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more trivia on spacewalks!

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Photo Puzzle: STS-4 Mission, Launch View of Columbia

On June 27, 1982, the STS-4 Missions launched from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This amazing photograph is a launch view of the Columbia, carrying a crew of two, Thomas K. Mattingly II and Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr..  This week we are celebrating the historic launch of

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Photo Puzzle: Sally Ride’s Shuttle Inflight Coveralls

This week in 1983, Sally K. Ride became the first American woman in space, nearly 20 years after Soviet Valentina Tereshkova became the first female to break the Earth’s bounds. On her first of two missions, Ride helped mobilize two different satellites in her role as mission specialist. She was

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STS-49 EVA

Spacewalk trivia: Week 3

This month’s trivia features historic spacewalks and extravehicular activity. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more trivia on spacewalks!

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First all-woman spacewalk

Spacewalk trivia: Week 2

This month’s trivia features historic spacewalks and extravehicular activity. Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more trivia on spacewalks!

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#PhotoPuzzle Challenge: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

Our newest exhibit, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, is now on display at Space Center Houston. It’s one of only two SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters on display. Walk underneath this marvel of reusable space technology and learn more about how it is making space more accessible. Yes, it’s like the one that

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Puzzle Challenge: Galactic Word Find

Best the puzzle and find all the words! As a bonus, find definitions to all of the words below.   Asteroid: a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Comet: a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and

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