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UNITED AIRLINES COMMEMORATES FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF MOON LANDING WITH CELEBRATORY FLIGHT

Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in July 1969, United Airlines stands with the nation in celebration of this milestone anniversary. Continuing throughout July, the airline, in coordination with Houston First Corporation, Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center and OTG will provide customers with a variety of opportunities to learn about […]

HERA MISSION XIX DEPARTS FOR MARS MOON PHOBOS

While NASA is planning a human mission to the Moon in 2024, researchers on the ground are preparing the most precious cargo that will be aboard: the human body and mind. By studying the effects of isolation and confinement in ground-based analogs, scientists are learning how to counter the hazards of human spaceflight without leaving […]

NASA RECOGNIZES APOLLO 10’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGH LONG-LASTING PARTNERSHIPS

NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in collaboration with Space Center Houston, its official visitor center, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10 mission on Thursday, April 25, with a day of activities capitalizing on the mission’s unique call sign for the Lunar Lander of Snoopy. Media are invited to attend the unveiling of a specially […]

NASA ANNOUNCES UPDATED CREW ASSIGNMENT FOR BOEING FLIGHT TEST

NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year. Fincke takes the place of astronaut Eric Boe, originally assigned to the mission in August 2018. Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons; he will replace Fincke […]

CROWDSOURCED APP PLOTS FOOD AND HEALTH FOR SPACE STATION ASTRONAUTS

The old adage of “you are what you eat” has an even greater meaning when preparing for long- duration travel to deep space, where storage is tight and fresh food is limited. “Understanding the relationship of diet with crew health is critical for future exploration missions, where nutrition will be a key countermeasure in mitigating […]

MARTIAN SALAD PROJECT SHOWS PROMISE FOR CULTIVATING LIFE ON MARS

Space travel is a popular topic in science and in film. “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon, saw the main character use his skills as a botanist to grow food and survive on the planet. Such a feat may seem like Hollywood hype, but scientists at NASA, with help from Sodexo, world leader in Quality of […]

HERA MISSION 10 CREW TO “SPLASHDOWN” ON WEDNESDAY

After 30-days in the confines of a simulated spacecraft, the HERA Mission 10 crew will “splashdown” on the evening of Wednesday, June 1. The Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) is one of several analogs used by the Human Research Program (HRP) to research ways to help NASA astronauts move from lower-Earth orbit to deep space […]

HIGH SCHOOL CULINARY TEAM’S RICE AND BEANS ENTREE LAUNCHES TO ISS

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station April 8 carried some important science research, hardware and crew supplies to the International Space Station. It also carried something important to a group of culinary students from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia — a rice and beans entrée. The team originally […]

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