Pop Quiz: Space Food

Would you be able to survive for months on end with a predetermined menu and a carefully rationed supply of food and beverages? In space, you can’t run out to the store if a particular food craving hits, and you have to be careful about how much you snack with

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VIDEO: Explore Space Center Houston in a new way

How did we get to space? What does it take to survive in orbit? Will you be the one to step foot on Mars? Break the bonds of gravity and go explore at Space Center Houston. Discover one-of-a-kind space exploration artifacts and interactive exhibits at Space City’s most iconic destination.

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Night Sky

Eyes Up – July

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. July 1 – Mercury makes an appearance Look up to the sky as morning twilight begins to see Mercury above the horizon in the east-northeast.

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Photo of the Day: Can Jupiter change its spots?

It can feel like astronomy discoveries all took place decades, if not centuries, ago. Which is why things like “Clyde’s Spot” stand out. Informally named for the South African amateur astronomer who found it, this swirling spot on Jupiter’s surface was first observed by Clyde Foster in 2020. Because Jupiter

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Spacesuits

Our June Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), features spacesuits. Learn about the suits astronauts wear when they step out into the cosmos for a spacewalk. ABOUT THE PANEL Panelists include astronaut Nicole Stott, ILC Dover fellow David Graziosi, and Amy Ross, NASA Johnson

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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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Solar Eclipse

Eyes Up – June

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. June 10 – Solar Eclipse On Thursday morning there will be a solar eclipse! Watch as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun,

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Remembering John Hodge

Today we remember John Hodge, NASA’s second flight director, and his significant contributions to space exploration. Hodge died on May 19 at his home in Northern Virginia at the age of 92. Blue Flight Director Hodge became NASA’s second flight director for the final solo flight of the Mercury Program,

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – The Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) Mission

Watch our May Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), featuring the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) mission. ABOUT THE PANEL We will have five members of former HERA missions in a panel discussion, describing what it is like to experience this important piece of

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Astrosteers: What is NASA’s Longhorn Project?

The last thing one might expect to see while visiting NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) is often the first thing many visitors notice, longhorn cattle grazing right across from a mighty Saturn V rocket! Longhorns at NASA? Just what is that all about? A picture on the wall of former

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