Posts in category "NASA"

Ellen Ochoa: "We Are Moving Forward"

Ellen Ochoa: "We Are Moving Forward"
A week after Trump won the presidential election, the biggest names in the aerospace industry gathered in Houston, Texas to discuss new space applications and forge business partnerships. On everyone’s lip though, was what the new Trump administration would mean for NASA and space. In the middle of it all, Cosmic Chicago sat down with... Read more »

Space Bowl Swag Giveaway

Space Bowl Swag Giveaway
We’ve been down in Houston this week for Space Bowl (Super Bowl 51), with NASA, having tons of fun and find ourselves with more swag than we can keep. Rather than picking between friends, we decided to do a giveaway! To see more about what we did this week, check out our photo gallery of... Read more »

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight
Future Flight, a virtual reality experience that sends riders on a journey to Mars, is the main attraction at Super Bowl LIVE thanks to NASA and a host of aerospace companies. “NASA was the first group to say we want to be involved with the Super Bowl” said Sallie Sargent, the President and CEO of... Read more »
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Last Week in Space: January 23-29

So much news in space tech, astronomy, policy, and exploration happens every day that even I have a hard time keeping up with it. To help you end and start your week all caught up, I’ve decided to put together an abbreviated list of the most important and exciting news covering the last week in... Read more »

Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit

Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit
Space Center Houston takes you on a journey to Mars with its new interactive exhibit, Mission Mars, complete with a high fidelity Orion capsule used for training, a launch projection and landing on the red planet, all set in a Martian landscape. This newest exhibit was created with the help of NASA in order to... Read more »

Space Center Houston Remembers Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon

Space Center Houston Remembers Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon
Astronaut Gene Cernan is famously known as being the last man to walk on the moon, but it was a label he wanted to shed. Cernan, who flew in both Gemini and Apollo missions, advocated for further space exploration that would take us back to the moon and out into our Solar System. Early last... Read more »
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10 Photos of Wrigley Field from Space to Celebrate the Chicago Cubs' World Series Victory

10 Photos of Wrigley Field from Space to Celebrate the Chicago Cubs' World Series Victory
When the Chicago Cubs secured their spot in the World Series, several NASA astronauts congratulated the team by sharing incredible photos of Chicago taken from space over the years. Each day the International Space Station, ISS, orbits the Earth about 16 times and in between all their work the astronauts living in the Station take some... Read more »

OSIRIS-REx Explained: NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission

OSIRIS-REx Explained: NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission
NASA is about to launch OSIRIS-REx, a spacecraft that will chase down an asteroid named Bennu, analyze Bennu’s surface, and then return asteroid regolith to Earth; making it the largest space sample return of any kind since the Apollo missions returned with lunar samples. The seven year mission is integral to learning more about the... Read more »

Then and Now: Johnson Space Center

Then and Now: Johnson Space Center
Unless you know where to look, you can drive past the Texas Historic Landmark that was once the headquarters for NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center on the southeast side of Houston without even knowing it. For two years, while Johnson Space Center was being built, NASA crammed offices, astronauts, and employees into the small brick building.... Read more »
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Space Center Houston, Where You Can Experience the Heart of NASA

Space Center Houston, Where You Can Experience the Heart of NASA
When you’re in Space City you have to make a special trip to Space Center Houston (SCH), the Official Visitor Center to NASA Johnson Space Center, and the heart of our nation’s space program. Of course, if you’re as inspired by all things space as I am, Space Center Houston is the reason for your... Read more »