Meet Our Solar System: Mercury

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let's go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Mercury. Where is it? Mercury is the first planet of our solar system, sitting an

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Remembering NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford

Retired NASA astronaut Michael “Rich” Clifford died recently due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 69. Clifford went to space three times in his NASA career, spending 27 days and more than 665 hours in orbit. He also was the first NASA astronaut to make a spacewalk while docked

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Starlab: A Commercial Destination In Space

The first-ever free flying commercial space station will be launching this decade. Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the space station, known as Starlab. This will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and

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JWST

Solving Space: James Webb Space Telescope

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. In anticipation of its upcoming launch, solve space today by unscrambling this image of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Later this week, the world’s most powerful space telescope will launch to provide scientists with an unparalleled gaze into our universe.

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CubeSat

Artemis I: About the CubeSat Payload

  Take a closer look at the upcoming Artemis I flight, a mission that will pave the way for future lunar exploration, in our newest blog series. When Orion blasts off for the first Artemis mission next year, so too will several CubeSats. These shoebox-sized satellites will catch a ride

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Staying Healthy in Extreme Conditions

The five hazards of human spaceflight are radiation, isolation and confinement, distance from Earth, gravity (or lack thereof), and hostile environments. To mitigate these factors, NASA partners with doctors and researchers around the globe, including the doctors at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). They seek to answer questions

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First all-woman spacewalk

International Space Station Crew Debrief: Expeditions 61 & 62

Relive the journey of Expeditions 61/62 with the mission’s astronauts in this video. Watch the video to hear from Luca Parmitano, Expedition 61 commander and Expedition 60 flight engineer; Christina Hammock Koch, Expedition 59/60/61 flight engineer; Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 60/61 flight engineer; Oleg Skripochka, Expedition 62 commander and 61 flight

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Rocket Park dedicated for George Abbey, former JSC Director

In a career that spanned five decades, George Abbey shaped NASA Johnson Space Center as much as anyone before or since. So it's fitting that a building there now bears his name. Earlier this month, JSC renamed Rocket Park after its former director, George Abbey. The building that houses the

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Pluto

Solving Space: New Horizons

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of Pluto, captured by New Horizons during a flyby in 2015. Thanks to New Horizons, we now know a lot more about Pluto, its moons, and the Kuiper Belt, which will give researchers more

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Hubble

Solving Space: Hubble Space Telescope

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of the Hubble Space Telescope, an orbital observatory that has helped scientists better understand our universe. The Hubble Space Telescope is named after an American astronomer, Edwin Hubble, who made many groundbreaking discoveries in

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