Stargazing Guide: 12 tips for amateur astronomers

Learn more and check out our guide below to help with your backyard stargazing all year round. Stargazing guide Set up your telescope one hour before viewing. This will help the optics adapt to the conditions. This is especially important in humid climates like Space City. Set up your telescope

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Photo Gallery: International Space Station 20th anniversary – a look back

On Halloween, 20 years ago, Expedition 1 launched to the International Space Station. Two days later, the crew of three had docked with the ISS, kicking off two decades of continuous human presence onboard the orbital laboratory. As we approach this historic anniversary, we celebrate the continued international collaboration of

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Trivia: NASA officially begins operations

Over half a century ago, America’s space agency opened its doors for the first time. We are remembering this historic milestone with some tough trivia questions to test your NASA knowledge! Click here to read more about the launch of NASA!

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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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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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Photo Gallery – Mission: Control the Spread exhibit

In our new exhibit Mission: Control the Spread, you can see some of the amazing devices NASA is innovating to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Explore the photo gallery below to get a quick look at this new exhibit now on display.

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Mission Monday: NASA develops oxygen helmet for COVID-19 patients

In this week’s Mission Monday, we are exploring a recent NASA innovation helping the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Engineers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California have joined a specialized task force in designing and testing a new oxygen hood to treat COVID-19 patients. When thinking of the organizations

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Mission Monday: NASA develops ventilator for COVID-19 patients

In this week’s Mission Monday, we are exploring a recent NASA innovation helping the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California designed a new high-pressure ventilator tailored specifically to treat COVID-19 patients. The device, called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), is designed to treat

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Photo Gallery: The Overview Effect

Can you imagine gazing down upon Earth as you float weightless in space, seeing the world in a way so few will ever see it? Do you think the experience might change your perspective? Apparently, it can, and does. This phenomenon has come to be known as the overview effect,

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Photo Puzzle: Demo-2 Splashdown!

On August 2, 2020 SpaceX Demo-2 splashed down, returning to earth! In this image, SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft lands with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, returning home after after 64 days in space. Endeavour was able to land on schedule in the Gulf of Mexico off

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