Posts in category "News"

Elon Musk 'really hopeful' for test launch of Falcon Heavy rocket

Elon Musk 'really hopeful' for test launch of Falcon Heavy rocket
SpaceX is ready to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center, and Elon says he feels, ‘quite giddy and hopeful’ about the flight. To the amusement of the masses, Falcon Heavy will liftoff Tuesday, February 6th at 1:30 PM ET, carrying a Tesla Roadster on-board as the payload. But the debut is more... Read more »

Soyuz Safely Returns Three Astronauts to Earth

Soyuz Safely Returns Three Astronauts to Earth
At 2:37 a.m. Chicago time, three astronauts returned safely to Earth following a four month stay on the International Space Station (ISS), where they lived and worked as the Expedition 53 crew. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnick served as commander, with flight engineers Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos.... Read more »

Now Boarding: Destination Moon Highlights Apollo 11's Make It Work Moments

Now Boarding: Destination Moon Highlights Apollo 11's Make It Work Moments
The historic Apollo 11 command module has left the Smithsonian to travel the country for the first time in 41 years as part of an exhibit called Destination Moon. Almost fifty years have past since Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins set off for the Moon, and despite the mounting challenges the Apollo program faced, they made... Read more »
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Our Total Solar Eclipse Photos from Calvert City, KY

Our Total Solar Eclipse Photos from Calvert City, KY
There isn’t a single photo or video out there that was able to capture the brilliance of the total solar eclipse as I saw it. Because this was the first total solar eclipse I would witness, I had no idea that the classic eclipse photos that I wanted to capture would look nothing like the... Read more »

Chicagoan's Last Minute Guide to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Chicagoan's Last Minute Guide to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
You just heard about today’s solar eclipse and you can’t drive anywhere, but still want to check it out? No problem, we got you covered. You can still view safely from the city and suburbs without eclipse glasses. Here’s you need to know: View Safely From Chicago the solar eclipse will not be total, so... Read more »

Meet the NASA astronaut class of 2017

Meet the NASA astronaut class of 2017
NASA named 12 new astronaut candidates in a ceremony at Johnson Space Center attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and fellow astronauts. The twelve were chosen from a record number of over 18,000 applicants, more than twice the standing record set in 1978. The new astronauts represent a broad range of... Read more »
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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 »