Solving Space: Commercial Crew Program Astronaut Training

[sp name=’CCastrotraining’]  With the advent of the Commercial Crew Program, astronaut training reached new levels. With new spacecraft and space suits, NASA astronauts receive specific mission training with Boeing or SpaceX to prepare to live and work aboard the space station, and eventually to the Moon and Mars. Solve Space by unscrambling this image, and […]

Solving Space: Astronaut Training Facility

[sp name=’SVMF’] Becoming an Astronaut Candidate, and graduating from the program involves rigorous training and testing. Since 1980, every NASA astronaut has walked the floors of the Astronaut Training Facility at NASA Johnson Space Center. Solve Space by unscrambling this image, and learn more about astronaut training and how you can experience it at Space […]

Solving Space: Astronauts Training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

[sp name=’NBL’] From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! First, though, astronauts undergo rigorous training to prepare for space. The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) helps astronauts to prepare for space missions involving spacewalks. NASA team members use the NBL to develop flight procedures, verify hardware compatibility, train astronauts and refine spacewalk […]

Solving Space: Earth from Space – Gotland Island “Van Gogh”

[sp name=’Gotland’] From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! We’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space to show this eye-catching view and to demonstrate how research from space advances our understanding of our planet. Solve Space by unscrambling this Van Gogh-like image of Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic […]

Solving Space: Earth from Space – Surigae Super Typhoon

[sp name=’Surigae’] On April 22, 1970, the world marked the first Earth Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space! Solve Space by unscrambling this Image of the Day for April 20, 2021 of the Surigae super typhoon churning in the Western Pacific Ocean. Then learn all about how you can celebrate […]

Solving Space: Aurora Australis by NASA’s IMAGE Spacecraft

[sp name=’AuroraAust’] On April 22, 1970, the world marked the first Earth Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space! Solve Space by unscrambling this view of the aurora australis (southern lights) four days after a record-setting solar flare sent plasma—an ionized gas of protons and electrons—flying towards the Earth. Then learn […]

Solving Space: Earth From Space – Madagascar

[sp name=’MadagascarSpace’] On April 22, 1970, the world marked the first Earth Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space! Solve Space by unscrambling this image of Bombetoka Bay to see the numerous islands and sandbars in the estuary where the freshwater of the Betsiboka River meets the salty waters of the […]

Solving Space: STS-3 landing

[sp name=’STSThree’] After a successful eight-day mission, the space shuttle Columbia (STS-3) made history as the first to end on New Mexico soil when it landed at the Northrup strip on White Sands Missile Range. Solve Space by unscrambling this image and note the two T-38 chase planes escorting it in, learn more about STS-3, […]

Solving Space: Gemini III Launch

[sp name=’GeminiIIILnch’] Gemini III launched March 23, 1965 with Prime Crew astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and John W. Young. NASA’s two-man Gemini spaceflights demonstrated that astronauts could change their capsule’s orbit, remain in space for at least two weeks and work outside their spacecraft–all essential skills to land on the moon and return safely […]

Solving Space: Women’s History Month

[sp name=’WomenHistory’] Women are making history at NASA every day. The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, flew aboard the Space Shuttle STS-7 in June of 1983. As of March 2021, 65 women have flown in space, including cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists, and space station participants. Celebrate our past and look to our future […]