Launch Pad: SpaceX Crew-4

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are preparing to launch to the International Space Station aboard a new SpaceX Dragon capsule! Get the scoop on this upcoming mission in today’s Launch Pad post. Meet the four astronauts flying into space next month for the SpaceX Crew-4 mission. From left: NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, NASA astronaut Robert “Bob” […]

Launch Pad: GOES-T

  Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to liftoff soon. It’s launch day for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-T, a satellite that will help scientists monitor Earth and space weather. At a glance Launch time: 3:38 p.m. CST (Watch on NASA TV) Launch site: Cape […]

Launch Pad: Axiom Mission 1

Meet the four private astronauts flying into space for the Ax-1 mission. From left: Larry Connor, Michael López-Alegría, Mark Pathy, and Eytan Stibbe. Image credit: Axiom Space Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to lift off soon. In a historic first-of-its-kind flight, Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) will launch […]

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 to a space station. NASA […]

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 on Orion and will deploy […]

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 same Saturn V rocket that […]

NASA’s New Astronaut Class Announced

Have you heard? NASA just announced their newest astronaut class. These 10 recruits will spend the next two years in training to prepare for the missions of tomorrow. Yesterday, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced the 2021 astronaut class at Ellington Field in Houston. It’s the first new astronaut class in four years, and more than […]

Launch Pad: James Webb Space Telescope

Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to lift off soon. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch later this month. It’s the most powerful space telescope ever built, and it will travel approximately one million miles to shed light on how the universe formed and […]

VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Spaceports: Bringing space to your community

Space is on the cusp of becoming much more accessible. With advancements in reusable space technology, regional spaceports are the next step in helping more companies fly into low Earth orbit. Houston is home to a spaceport at Ellington Airport. What’s the future for these hubs of innovation? How are they designed? Learn about the […]

Kate Rubins Swearing-in Ceremony

We were honored to be the site of the swearing-in ceremony for NASA astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins by Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels earlier this week. About the Ceremony Rubins took the oath of office to become a medical service corps officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Kate will enter the […]