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 a limited supply of foodstuffs. […]

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. Here are some highlights from NASA’s Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the July sky! July 1 – Mercury makes an appearance Look up […]

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 is a giant ball of […]

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 Space Center (JSC) space suit […]

Solving Space: HERA Habitat

[sp name=’hera’] 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 conditions in exploration […]

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. Here are some highlights from NASA’s Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the June sky! June 10 – Solar Eclipse On Thursday morning there […]

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, Mercury-Atlas 9, in which astronaut […]

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 research. Chris Matty and Ron […]

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 JSC Director George W. S. […]

The story behind our Orbiter Access Arm

Have you seen the shuttle-era Orbiter Access Arm in Independence Plaza? Find out how this historic artifact found its way to Space City all the way from the Space Coast in today’s blog post. What is the Orbiter Access Arm? The Orbiter Access Arm (OAA), also called the gantry, spanned the gap between the launch […]