Pop Quiz: Space Habitats

What will space habitats look like as humans travel farther from home, to the Moon, Mars, and beyond? How is NASA preparing people for the longer duration space missions required of deep space exploration? How will humans prepare for and survive the next giant leap? Take this quiz and find

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Solving Space: Martian Habitat

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. What will the first Martian habitats look like and how will they sustain life? Sending humans to Mars is the next giant leap in human space exploration. However,

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Solving Space: Lunar Habitat

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. What will the first lunar habitats look like and how will they sustain life? When NASA sends astronauts to the surface of the Moon for the Artemis Program,

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Solving Space: HERA Habitat

NASA Johnson Space Center is home to astronaut training. In the HERA habitat, people are pushing human extremes to prepare for missions in orbit and beyond. HERA stands for Human Exploration Research Analog. It is a unique three-story habitat designed to serve as an analog for isolation, confinement, and remote

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Solving Space: Spacewalk Training

NASA Johnson Space Center is home to astronaut training. In the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, astronauts push human extremes and prepare for missions in orbit and beyond. In this 2013 photo, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Expedition 40/41 flight engineer, participated in a spacewalk – or extravehicular activity (EVA) – training

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Solving Space: Commercial Crew Program Astronaut Training

  With the advent of the Commercial Crew Program, astronaut training reached new levels. With new spacecraft and space suits, NASA astronauts receive specific mission training with Boeing or SpaceX to prepare to live and work aboard the space station, and eventually to the Moon and Mars. Solve Space by

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Pop Quiz: Astronaut Training

How much do you know about astronaut training and what is involved in preparing for a human spaceflight mission? Take this quiz and find out!

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Solving Space: Astronaut Training in Building 9

Becoming an Astronaut Candidate, and graduating from the program involves rigorous training and testing. Since 1980, every NASA astronaut has walked the floors of Building 9, the astronaut training facility and home of the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at NASA Johnson Space Center. Solve Space by unscrambling this image, and

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Solving Space: Astronauts Training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! First, though, astronauts undergo rigorous training to prepare for space. The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) helps astronauts to prepare for space missions involving spacewalks. NASA team members use the NBL to develop flight procedures, verify hardware compatibility, train astronauts

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Solving Space: Earth from Space – Gotland Island “Van Gogh”

From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! We’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space to show this eye-catching view and to demonstrate how research from space advances our understanding of our planet. Solve Space by unscrambling this Van Gogh-like image of Gotland, a Swedish island

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