NASA's Johnson Space Center

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NASA’s Johnson Space Center has served as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. The center plays a pivotal role in enhancing scientific and technological knowledge to benefit all of humankind. NASA's Johnson Space Center's official website: http://www.nasa.gov/johnson. Follow @nasajohnson on Instagram: https://instagram.com/nasajohnson/
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05/06/2021
Live with Crew-1 Astronauts

The astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission will join us LIVE from NASA's Johnson Space Center!

After spending 6 months in space, they'll share their favorite moments about the mission AND take your questions! What do you want to ask them? Drop your questions in the comments!

The whole crew – Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi – will participate.

60 years ago today, Alan Shepard made spaceflight history by becoming the first American in space.Shepard launched at 9:...
05/05/2021

60 years ago today, Alan Shepard made spaceflight history by becoming the first American in space.

Shepard launched at 9:31 a.m. Eastern time aboard his Mercury capsule named Freedom 7 to make a suborbital flight that would last just 15 minutes and 22 seconds.

Learn more about this momentous day in NASA history: https://go.nasa.gov/3hbg5lw.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission splashed down earlier this week, but it wasn't just the astronauts who were giving a thumbs...
05/05/2021

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission splashed down earlier this week,
but it wasn't just the astronauts who were giving a thumbs up!

In Mission Control, Expedition 65 flight controllers, led by Flight Director Zeb Scoville, showed their excitement when the crew safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico to complete their mission.

05/04/2021
NASA Knowledge

Every day we learn more about how living in weightlessness impacts the human body, and how astronauts can fight negative effects such as loss of bone strength.

Do you know how much bone density a crewmember loses during an expedition on the International Space Station? Test your NASA Knowledge!

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission is back from the International Space Station! While in orbit, they did a ton of science to ...
05/04/2021
Enhanced Diet May Help Astronauts Adapt to Spaceflight

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission is back from the International Space Station! While in orbit, they did a ton of science to help NASA learn more about keeping crews healthy. One study involved examining the nutrients in astronauts’ diets.

How does a diet purposefully packed with nutrients affect the immune system, the gut microbiome, and nutrition of astronauts? Researchers seek answers.

Orbiting about 250 miles above Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the International Space Station is a unique scientific pl...
05/03/2021
Step 2, Station: Space Laboratory as Testbed for Moon, Mars

Orbiting about 250 miles above Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the International Space Station is a unique scientific platform enabling human spaceflight research that wouldn't be possible on the ground.

This research is a key step to sending humans to Mars.

Research conducted on the International Space Station helps NASA scientists to understand and manage the effects of extended stays in space.

The crew is back on Earth!After six months in space, the astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission have landed safely b...
05/02/2021
Crew-1 Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Space Station Mission

The crew is back on Earth!

After six months in space, the astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission have landed safely back on Earth, completing NASA’s first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station.

More on Shannon Walker, Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Soichi Noguchi's splashdown: https://go.nasa.gov/3ubQ6yn.

Four astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, completing NASA’s first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The return comes nearly six months after the crew members arrived at the microgravity laboratory and also marks the longest-dura...

05/02/2021
NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Splashes Down

Watch live as NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission completes the final leg of its journey. The crew has already undocked from the International Space Station and will soon splashdown back on Earth and return to Houston.

05/01/2021
SpaceCast Weekly

In this episode of SpaceCast Weekly, hear from our NASA astronauts, get the latest on crew changes aboard the International Space Station, and discover some of the science experiments we've been working on!

Commercial work in low-Earth orbit isn’t new on the International Space Station, and it continues to play a critical rol...
04/30/2021
Ep 193: Expanding the Market in Low-Earth Orbit

Commercial work in low-Earth orbit isn’t new on the International Space Station, and it continues to play a critical role in NASA's goal toward a robust economy in space.

NASA & private industry leaders explore what the future will look like on this week’s “Houston We Have a Podcast.”

NASA and private industry leaders speak to the growing market in low-Earth orbit, the International Space Station, and the future of commercialization of space during a virtual roundtable. HWHAP Episode 193.

Happy Arbor Day! To celebrate, we're talking about Moon Trees.Hundreds of seeds took a ride on the Apollo 14 lunar missi...
04/30/2021
Celebrating Moon Trees on Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day! To celebrate, we're talking about Moon Trees.

Hundreds of seeds took a ride on the Apollo 14 lunar mission. After their trip to the Moon, they were planted all around the world! Is there a Moon Tree near you?

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/celebrating-moon-trees-on-arbor-day/

What could be more appropriate to commemorate this Arbor Day, April 30, 2021, than a story about hundreds of seeds that went on a lunar journey 50 years ago and became known as Moon Trees after their saplings were planted throughout the world?

50 years ago this month, Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott, Alfred Worden, and James Irwin were getting ready for their l...
04/30/2021

50 years ago this month, Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott, Alfred Worden, and James Irwin were getting ready for their launch to the Moon, scheduled for July 26, 1971.

To prepare, the crew took a field trip to New Mexico to learn geology, drove an Earth-based version of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, and tested out their spacecraft.

Three months until Apollo 15: https://go.nasa.gov/2QCXUdY.

Crew-1 will soon be back from the International Space Station! The science they’ve done will help NASA prepare humans to...
04/29/2021
How Does Spaceflight Change Food Appeal?

Crew-1 will soon be back from the International Space Station! The science they’ve done will help NASA prepare humans to go further into space.

One study will help scientists design meals that stay appetizing as missions stretch longer.

In space, lost appetites can have serious consequences. A NASA study investigates “menu fatigue” to help better design food systems for multi-year missions.

After completing a series of Green Run tests in Mississippi, NASA's Space Launch System's core stage took a ride on a ba...
04/29/2021

After completing a series of Green Run tests in Mississippi, NASA's Space Launch System's core stage took a ride on a barge to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Now that the core has arrived, NASA has all the parts of the Moon rocket together in Florida for the first Artemis mission.

What's next: https://go.nasa.gov/32ZKuel.

After completing a series of Green Run tests in Mississippi, NASA's Space Launch System's core stage took a ride on a barge to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Now that the core has arrived, NASA has all the parts of the Moon rocket together in Florida for the first Artemis mission.

What's next: https://go.nasa.gov/32ZKuel.

Today, the nation lost a true pioneer.The NASA family is saddened to hear about the passing of one of our own, NASA astr...
04/28/2021

Today, the nation lost a true pioneer.

The NASA family is saddened to hear about the passing of one of our own, NASA astronaut Michael Collins. Among many accomplishments, Collins is best known for being pilot of the command module for Apollo 11 – the first mission to land humans on the Moon.

Learn more about the legendary astronaut from Michael Collins himself in an oral history of his career: https://go.nasa.gov/3dZbUaE.

50 years ago today, James Fletcher was sworn in as NASA administrator following his nomination from President Richard Ni...
04/28/2021
50 Years Ago: James Fletcher Sworn in as NASA Administrator

50 years ago today, James Fletcher was sworn in as NASA administrator following his nomination from President Richard Nixon.

Fletcher played an instrumental role in developing the space shuttle. He also authorized the twin Voyager spacecrafts that are still exploring and carrying their Golden Records today.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/50-years-ago-james-fletcher-sworn-in-as-nasa-administrator

50 Years Ago: James Fletcher Sworn in as NASA Administrator

04/27/2021
NASA Knowledge

Researchers have facilities here on Earth designed to learn about the physical responses of the body to living in the microgravity of space.

Do you know which of these analogs NASA uses to learn how weightlessness effects the human body?

04/27/2021
Crew-1 Astronauts Advance Research Aboard the Space Station

Four astronauts are returning to Earth on Saturday, May 1 after spending 6 months aboard the @International Space Station.

Over the course of their half-year in space, they worked on plenty of science investigations to help astronauts of future long-duration space missions, and even some to help improve life on Earth.

They got fired up about JAXA’s FLARE investigation, rang in the new year with a crop harvest, and much more!

Crew-1's science scrapbook: https://go.nasa.gov/3aHYMVo.

These four astronauts get to stay in space a little bit longer!Due to bad weather predicted for the middle of the week, ...
04/27/2021
NASA Updates Live Coverage of Agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 Return to Earth

These four astronauts get to stay in space a little bit longer!

Due to bad weather predicted for the middle of the week, the crew of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission are now looking to splashdown at 11:36 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 1.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is now targeting a return to Earth at 11:36 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 1, in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

55 years ago in NASA's history, engineers were testing the first Saturn V rocket stage at what's known today as NASA's S...
04/26/2021
55 Years Ago: First Saturn V Stage Tested in Mississippi Facility

55 years ago in NASA's history, engineers were testing the first Saturn V rocket stage at what's known today as NASA's Stennis Space Center.

The facility tested all subsequent Saturn V first and second stages, space shuttle main engines and, most recently, engines and the core stage for NASA's Space Launch System as part of the Artemis Program.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/55-years-ago-first-saturn-v-stage-tested-in-mississippi-facility

A key component of meeting President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s involved the development of the Saturn V rocket. The rocket’s large size required the construction of special facilities to test its various engines and stages.

The astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission are returning to Earth this week after spending 6 months in space.Before ...
04/26/2021
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts to Answer Questions Before Return

The astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission are returning to Earth this week after spending 6 months in space.

Before they leave the International Space Station, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Soichi Noguchi are taking your questions!

What do you want to ask them about the Crew-1 mission? Put them in the comments below and tune in at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 26.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will answer media questions at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 26, about their upcoming return to Earth from the International Space Station.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission has arrived at the International Space Station!The crew launched at 5:49 a.m. EDT Friday an...
04/24/2021
SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Join Station Crew – Space Station

NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission has arrived at the International Space Station!

The crew launched at 5:49 a.m. EDT Friday and arrived early Saturday morning, bringing the total population of the station to 11.

SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Join Station Crew The four new SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts joined the Expedition 65 crew today bringing the station population to 11. Credit: NASA TV NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshi...

If you want to drive like a Martian, you better have the right wheels! Learn more about tires used for driving on the Mo...
04/24/2021

If you want to drive like a Martian, you better have the right wheels! Learn more about tires used for driving on the Moon and Mars on this week's "Houston We Have a Podcast."

🎤 Take a listen: https://go.nasa.gov/3xmEnP9.

If you want to drive like a Martian, you better have the right wheels! Learn more about tires used for driving on the Moon and Mars on this week's "Houston We Have a Podcast."

🎤 Take a listen: https://go.nasa.gov/3xmEnP9.

The Mission Control Center in Houston monitored the launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission as the Crew Dragon spacecraft...
04/23/2021

The Mission Control Center in Houston monitored the launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission as the Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off from the Florida coast early this morning. Flight Director Paul Konyha and his team were on console.

04/23/2021

Go Crew-2! The Crew Dragon "Endeavour" spacecraft carrying four astronauts from three countries successfully launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center early Friday morning.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle is ready on the launch pad in Florida, and the crew is feeling good. Launch is on schedul...
04/23/2021

The SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle is ready on the launch pad in Florida, and the crew is feeling good. Launch is on schedule for 5:49 a.m. EDT. Follow along at nasa.gov/live, your NASA app, or even right here on Facebook.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle is ready on the launch pad in Florida, and the crew is feeling good. Launch is on schedule for 5:49 a.m. EDT. Follow along at nasa.gov/live, your NASA app, or even right here on Facebook.

04/22/2021
Astronaut Megan McArthur's Story Time Series

Astronaut Megan McArthur LOVES books! Before her launch to the International Space Station early tomorrow morning, she recorded a reading of "Bark, George" by Jules Feiffer.

Gather around, it's time for Story Time with Megan!

Watch McArthur and her crewmates lift off on NASA TV at 5:49 a.m. EDT on nasa.gov/live or on your NASA app!

It's almost time for launch!NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission is launching four people to the International Space Station. Li...
04/22/2021

It's almost time for launch!

NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission is launching four people to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 5:49 a.m. EDT Friday, April 23, but we'll be covering the mission live starting at 1:30 a.m. EDT!

Follow along on NASA TV's website: nasa.gov/live, on your NASA app, or even right here on our page!

https://go.nasa.gov/3gxoRtS

It's almost time for launch!

NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission is launching four people to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 5:49 a.m. EDT Friday, April 23, but we'll be covering the mission live starting at 1:30 a.m. EDT!

Follow along on NASA TV's website: nasa.gov/live, on your NASA app, or even right here on our page!

https://go.nasa.gov/3gxoRtS

Happy Earth Day! From about 250 miles above the Earth, the International Space Station allows us to have a birds-eye vie...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day!

From about 250 miles above the Earth, the International Space Station allows us to have a birds-eye view of Earth's hurricanes, wildfires, algae blooms, and other systems that can be studied from the vantage point of space.

Happy Earth Day!

From about 250 miles above the Earth, the International Space Station allows us to have a birds-eye view of Earth's hurricanes, wildfires, algae blooms, and other systems that can be studied from the vantage point of space.

The STS-100 shuttle mission only lasted 11 days and 21 hours, but included the great "Canadian handshake" and concluded ...
04/21/2021
STS-100 Brings Canadian Robotic Arm to the Space Station

The STS-100 shuttle mission only lasted 11 days and 21 hours, but included the great "Canadian handshake" and concluded with a Hawaiian themed goodbye.

But most important of all, it brought a robotic arm called Canadarm2 to the International Space Station. Read the story on how this mighty arm got installed 20 years ago in NASA history.

In April 2001, as the Expedition 2 crew of Yuri V. Usachev of Roscosmos and NASA astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms completed their first month aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the space shuttle Endeavour arrived at the space station on the STS-100 mission to install the Canada...

04/21/2021
Crew-2 Mission Overview

The launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission is launching Fri., April 23 at 5:49 a.m. ET. See what the mission is all about and what they'll be doing in space.

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