Posts in category "News"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Explosion Destroys AMOS-6 and Facebook Satellites

SpaceX Falcon 9 Explosion Destroys AMOS-6 and Facebook Satellites
SpaceX experienced an anomaly on the launch pad this morning while preparing for a standard static fire test, resulting in the loss of the Falcon 9 AMOS-6 rocket and its payload. The explosion occurred at 9:07 a.m. at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40, where SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rockets, apart... Read more »

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Captured Over Lake Michigan

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Captured Over Lake Michigan
Two days after a successful launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida, the Dragon spacecraft rendezvoused with the International Space Station (ISS) and was captured over Lake Michigan. From downtown Chicago it is almost impossible to spot the ISS as it passes overhead, but orbital passes do happen... Read more »

The Science Launching to the International Space Station on SpaceX's CRS-8

The official SpaceX mission patch for CRS-8. The Dragon spacecraft will deliver  250 research and science experiments that will be conducted during Expeditions 47 and 48. Image Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX is launching its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station with over 7,000 pounds of cargo, including around 250 science and research experiments that will be conducted during Expeditions 47 and 48. Astronaut crew members living on the ISS will carry out investigations that range from life science experiments to hardware testing. As a... Read more »
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ULA Announces Atlas V MUOS-5 Launch Delay Following OA-6 Data Anomaly

ULA Announces Atlas V MUOS-5 Launch Delay Following OA-6 Data Anomaly
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has just announced the delay of their MUOS-5 mission to no earlier than Thursday, May 12 following a data anomaly that occurred during the OA-6 mission earleir this week.  The Atlas V carrying MUOS-5 was originally scheduled to launch May 5th with a payload that includes the U.S. Navy’s 5th Mobile User... Read more »