Try this at home Part 2: Cleaning water

Though the center is temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space! In this series, get hands-on with some fun and educational activities to do at home with the kiddos. Cleaning water NOTE: The water you clean in this activity is not disinfected. Do not drink. Background

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Science on ISS: Mouse Immunology-2

In November, NASA will celebrate 20 years of continuous human habitation of the International Space Station. This monumental feat has given us a unique laboratory for science. Astronauts have performed thousands of experiments which furthered our understanding of fundamental scientific disciplines. Let’s explore some of these experiments and what the

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Early women astronauts of NASA

Women’s History Month Trivia: Week 4

This month we are celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting some of the space exploration achievements and milestones of women astronauts and scientists. Test your knowledge below!

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Apollo mission quarantine procedures

Did you know that Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong celebrated his 39th birthday in quarantine after returning from the historic Apollo 11 mission? Astronauts on the Apollo 11, 12 and 14 missions were quarantined after returning from the Moon. The quarantine lasted 21 days from the time they were first exposed

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HERA XXI analog egress

Mission Monday: Preparing people to go to the Moon and beyond with Artemis

NASA once again set its eyes on the Moon, but the road back won’t be easy. A team of NASA researchers and scientists are figuring out how to best prepare astronauts for these longer duration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA’s Artemis program seeks to land the first

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What is a supernova?

Space is big! Science is cool! Let’s talk about it. Though the center is closed temporarily , we are still passionate about science and space. In this series, we’ll take a quick tour through a science or space topic and give you an overview with cool pictures. Today’s topic is

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Try this at home part 1: Grow your own space seeds

Though the center is temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space! In this series, get hands-on with some fun and educational activities to do at home with the kiddos. Grow your own space seeds Objective Explore plant-growing experiments on board the International Space Station and create

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Colorful, creative, and iconic NASA mission patches

NASA has a long-standing tradition of designing custom patches to accompany each space exploration mission. Hear from a NASA patch expert and explore some of our favorite patches in this post. Mission patches are emblems designed and worn by astronauts and people affiliated with a mission. The patches depict an

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Remembering Apollo astronaut Al Worden

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden died in his sleep March 17 after a storied career that saw him become one of 24 people to visit the Moon. For three days in 1971, Al Worden was the most isolated person in the world. Worden was the command module pilot for Apollo

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Space food: From creation to consumption

Did you know that tortillas have been a staple aboard the International Space Station (ISS) since 1985? Besides being delicious, tortillas produce fewer crumbs that could float around the station in microgravity compared to bread and other baked goods. Space food has to be high quality and appetizing for astronauts,

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