Mission Exploration: Science Officer

It takes a significant number of people working in a diverse variety of roles to build the next chapter of American space exploration. In our Mission Exploration experience, you can explore the center and complete mission checklists through the eyes of four different NASA roles. Today we are featuring the

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STS-56 Launch

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 2

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating with trivia that highlights some of NASA’s Hispanic astronauts and their incredible accomplishments and contributions to human spaceflight! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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International Deaf Week 2020

Did you know that International Deaf Week 2020 is Sept. 21-27 and Sept. 23 is International Day of Sign Languages? The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. It is celebrated

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Astrobee on station

Mission Monday – New robot crew members aboard space station

The ISS recently added a few new crew members. Named Astrobee, the three free-flying, cube-shaped robots are designed to help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for use in microgravity. These robots are going to assist astronauts with routine chores and give ground controllers additional eyes and ears on

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Try this at home: Make your own COVID-19 Respirator

The current novel coronavirus–named “severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2)–is a virus that can spread from person to person. While COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness, the most severe cases can lead to respiratory distress. One of the most important methods to prevent

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Spacewalk

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 1

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating with trivia that highlights some of NASA’s Hispanic astronauts and their incredible accomplishments and contributions to human spaceflight! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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Plant Habitat-02

Mission Monday – Growing radishes in space

Radishes…it’s what’s for dinner. Well, not quite yet in space anyway. On the International Space Station, NASA is working on a science experiment to grow radishes in a new habitat, the Assessment of Nutritional Value and Growth Parameters of Space-grown plants (Plant Habitat-02). This experiment is trying to cultivate radishes

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NASA, ESA, and JAXA Partner to Provide Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

What effect is the current pandemic having on the environment and society? Widespread declines in global economic activity are a well-known impact of the pandemic. Air quality shows reductions in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels. Farming activity dropped. Decreases in industry and tourism have affected water quality. How do we know

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ISS station science

Space Station Collaboration Trivia: Week 2

This year the International Space Station celebrates (ISS) 20 years of continuous human presence, a major global achievement. However, international collaboration in space began long before the ISS. Get ready to test your knowledge of some of human spaceflight’s greatest global team-ups!

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20 years of continuous human presence

Mission Monday – International Space Station celebrates 20 years of continuous human presence

If you’re 20 years old or younger, your whole life astronauts have lived continuously aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes at about 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h), you can view the ISS with the naked eye. Now in its 20th year of continuous human presence,

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