Pop Quiz: Space Habitats

What will space habitats look like as humans travel farther from home, to the Moon, Mars, and beyond? How is NASA preparing people for the longer duration space missions required of deep space exploration? How will humans prepare for and survive the next giant leap? Take this quiz and find

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Artemis astronaut feature: Scott Tingle

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Scott Tingle. Tingle

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Solving Space: Martian Habitat

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. What will the first Martian habitats look like and how will they sustain life? Sending humans to Mars is the next giant leap in human space exploration. However,

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Women in STEM: Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Genius comes in many forms. The skill to play a perfect sonata. A gift for weaving vibrant portraits out of words. But, sometimes, genius is in the details. Noticing one of these things isn’t like the others, that one of these things doesn’t belong. Jocelyn Bell Burnell had that moment

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Celebrating Pride Month: Highlighting Diversity & Inclusion

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. That wasn’t the only barrier she broke that day, but it wasn’t until her obituary almost 30 years later that she shared with the world her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy. Not only was Ride the

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Solving Space: Lunar Habitat

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. What will the first lunar habitats look like and how will they sustain life? When NASA sends astronauts to the surface of the Moon for the Artemis Program,

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Solving Space: HERA Habitat

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

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This day in history: Ed White becomes first American to walk in space

Imagine you are in a spacecraft orbiting the Earth. There has only been one person before you that has done what you are about to do. Now, imagine you open the hatch door and look down. There is nothing below you. You take a breath. You take a step. You

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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. June 10 – Solar Eclipse On Thursday morning there will be a solar eclipse! Watch as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun,

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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,

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