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Worth watching: Critical conversations on science in space

Worth watching: Critical conversations on science in space

Jul 18, 2018
NASA will join counterparts from across government, industry, academia and international organizations for an in-depth conversation about ... read more
Crew Dragon arrives in Sunshine State

Crew Dragon arrives in Sunshine State

Jul 17, 2018
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that will be used for the company’s uncrewed flight test, known as Demonstration Mission ... read more
Team powers on AA-2 Orion module, preps for flight test simulation

Team powers on AA-2 Orion module, preps for flight test simulation

Jul 17, 2018
The team of engineers outfitting the Orion crew module for Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) have had a busy summer. Since the arrival of the empty ... read more
Houston, we now have a nomination!

Houston, we now have a nomination!

Jul 16, 2018
After a successful year of weekly episodes, “Houston, We Have a Podcast” is up for nomination for the People’s Choice ... read more
Q&A with Don Reed

Q&A with Don Reed

Jul 13, 2018
Shaneequa Vereen NASA Johnson Space Center ... read more
Student-designed spacewalk tool hitching a ride to the space station

Student-designed spacewalk tool hitching a ride to the space station

Jul 12, 2018
A student team from Lone Star College-Cy Fair created a novel new tool that will be flying to the International Space Station in spring ... read more
Houston, we have a birthday!

Houston, we have a birthday!

Jul 11, 2018
"Houston, We Have a Podcast,” the official podcast of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, recently reached an impressive ... read more
NASA and Peanuts: Collaborating again, but this time for deep space

NASA and Peanuts: Collaborating again, but this time for deep space

Jul 11, 2018
NASA and Peanuts Worldwide are joining forces to collaborate on educational activities that share the excitement of science, technology, ... read more
NASA names six new flight directors to lead mission control

NASA names six new flight directors to lead mission control

Jul 10, 2018
NASA has selected six women and men to join the elite corps of flight directors who will lead mission control for a variety of new ... read more
Testing refines requirements for deep space habitat design

Testing refines requirements for deep space habitat design

Jul 9, 2018
A team of NASA Johnson Space Center engineers and astronauts in Building 29 performed tests during the week of June 25 to help refine ... read more
Johnson External Relations Office earns PRSA Houston Grand Excalibur Award

Johnson External Relations Office earns PRSA Houston Grand Excalibur Award

Jul 2, 2018
From left to right: Deborah Denton-Misfeldt, Ralph Grau, John Stoll, Jenny Knotts, Deborah Acosta Conder, Brandi Dean, Isidro Reyna, Gary ... read more
NASA interns help ignite a passion for space and exploration during outreach visit

NASA interns help ignite a passion for space and exploration during outreach visit

Jul 2, 2018
On June 27, six NASA Johnson Space Center interns led an outreach event sponsored by the International Space Station Program. The volunteers ... view gallery
NASA completes Webb telescope review, commits to launch in early 2021

NASA completes Webb telescope review, commits to launch in early 2021

Jun 29, 2018
The Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on its James Webb Space Telescope has unanimously recommended that ... read more
HAS: Making an impact during the dog days of summer

HAS: Making an impact during the dog days of summer

Jun 28, 2018
High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS), an educational activity that takes place each summer through NASA Johnson Space Center’s Office ... read more
Johnson Human Health and Performance employees earn aerospace medical awards

Johnson Human Health and Performance employees earn aerospace medical awards

Jun 27, 2018
On May 10, the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) recognized individuals from the Human Health and Performance (HH&P) Directorate at ... read more
Worth watching: Launch of next station resupply mission

Worth watching: Launch of next station resupply mission

Jun 26, 2018
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 4:42 a.m. CDT Friday, June 29, for the launch of its 15th resupply ... read more
NASA’s final HERA Campaign 4 crew lands safely back on Earth. Well, sort of ...

NASA’s final HERA Campaign 4 crew lands safely back on Earth. Well, sort of ...

Jun 25, 2018
The landing was smooth, but they never actually left the ground. The 17th Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) crew completed their ... read more
NASA@work challenge winner creates novel approach for future lunar landings

NASA@work challenge winner creates novel approach for future lunar landings

Jun 21, 2018
When Johnson Space Center intern Austin Joseph was a kid, all he wanted was to fly fighter jets in the U.S. Air Force. His childhood teemed ... read more
Mini-sims validate displays and procedures for future Orion flights

Mini-sims validate displays and procedures for future Orion flights

Jun 20, 2018
The Orion Rapid Prototype Lab (RPL) team conducted the fifth in a series of “mini-sims” with NASA astronauts and a small team of ... read more
Note on Pride Month from Johnson director

Note on Pride Month from Johnson director

Jun 19, 2018
From Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer to the center’s workforce: As you’ve seen with the banners at the gates and ... read more
New director Mark Geyer presents his first All Hands

New director Mark Geyer presents his first All Hands

Jun 18, 2018
NASA Johnson Space Center’s newest director, Mark Geyer, presented an all-hands event on June 11, where he discussed the busy schedule ... read more
The newest person to follow on Twitter

The newest person to follow on Twitter

Jun 18, 2018
You can now peek into JSC Director Mark Geyer’s innermost thoughts. Follow him on Twitter; his handle is @DirectorMarkG. ... read more
It’s hurricane season: What you need to know

It’s hurricane season: What you need to know

Jun 14, 2018
Last hurricane season was particularly traumatic for Houston and the surrounding areas, and the reality is that many of us are still not ... read more
Historic mentor-protégé agreement signed at Johnson

Historic mentor-protégé agreement signed at Johnson

Jun 13, 2018
Executives of PAE Applied Technology, LLC. (PAE) and Prairie View A&M University signed a historic NASA mentor-protégé ... read more
Worth Watching: NASA TV to air launch of new crew

Worth Watching: NASA TV to air launch of new crew

Jun 5, 2018
On June 6, a trio of space travelers will depart for the International Space Station. Live coverage of the launch will air live on NASA ... read more
NASA astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

NASA astronaut, crewmates safely return to Earth

Jun 4, 2018
Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 55 crew, including NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, returned to Earth June 3 after ... read more
NASA a perfect fit for the geekiest of gatherings—Comicpalooza

NASA a perfect fit for the geekiest of gatherings—Comicpalooza

Jun 4, 2018
NASA played a starring role from May 25 to 27 at the George R. Brown Convention Center during Comicpalooza, where celebrities, guest ... view gallery
Civil servants: T-minus one month to complete FEVS

Civil servants: T-minus one month to complete FEVS

Jun 1, 2018
The 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is open through the end of June. Civil servants: You will have received an email from ... read more
June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month

May 31, 2018
Each year, Americans observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month during the month of June to celebrate the proud ... read more
An invitation to inspire

An invitation to inspire

May 30, 2018
University students from several minority-serving institutions will dine in the Building 3 collaboration area on Thursday, June 7, and ... read more
NASA remembers shuttle astronaut Don Peterson

NASA remembers shuttle astronaut Don Peterson

May 29, 2018
NASA today is remembering Don Peterson, who flew aboard the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger and took part in ... read more
NASA honors Alan Bean

NASA honors Alan Bean

May 29, 2018
Alan Bean walked on the moon on Apollo 12, commanded the second Skylab crew and then resigned after 18 years as an astronaut to paint ... read more
Worth Watching: "AMS: The Fight for Flight"

Worth Watching: 'AMS: The Fight for Flight'

May 25, 2018
NASA's "AMS: The Fight for Flight" documentary is now available. Find broadcast times and watch on NASA TV. It's ... read more
Sally Ride commemorated on a Forever stamp

Sally Ride commemorated on a Forever stamp

May 24, 2018
Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, a pioneering astronaut, brilliant physicist and dedicated educator who inspired the ... read more
Orion program invites JSC team to All Hands

Orion program invites JSC team to All Hands

May 22, 2018
With support from organizations across Johnson Space Center, the Orion Program is flying two critical flight tests within two years and is ... read more
Johnson, local industries recognized for economic impact

Johnson, local industries recognized for economic impact

May 17, 2018
The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Awards are some of the most prestigious honors in the technology transfer field, given out in ... read more
Starport is changing (and they have an open house to show it)

Starport is changing (and they have an open house to show it)

May 16, 2018
Starport is ever evolving, and they have made some recent renovations, updates and program additions that many will appreciate. To get ... read more
Warbirds take to the skies during annual gathering

Warbirds take to the skies during annual gathering

May 16, 2018
On April 28, pilots from all across Texas assembled at the Building 14 antenna range at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, taking over ... view gallery
Joreen Lee receives Diversity Excellence Award

Joreen Lee receives Diversity Excellence Award

May 15, 2018
The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the winners of the 2018 FAPAC Civilian Awards in recognition of ... read more
Mark Geyer selected as Johnson Space Center director

Mark Geyer selected as Johnson Space Center director

May 14, 2018
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has announced that Mark Geyer has been selected as the next director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center ... read more
An out-of-this-world simulation—right here, right now

An out-of-this-world simulation—right here, right now

May 10, 2018
HERA Campaign 4, Mission 5 (XVII) is underway The crew members of NASA Johnson Space Center’s newest Human Exploration Research ... read more
#ThankATeacher

#ThankATeacher

May 9, 2018
This week, NASA’s Johnson Space Center reflects on how simple—but, nevertheless, how important—a thank you ... read more
Houston Texans’ star JJ Watt surprises Ellen Ochoa

Houston Texans’ star JJ Watt surprises Ellen Ochoa

May 8, 2018
If pictures are worth a thousand words, the expression we didn’t get to see on NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa’s ... read more
Worth watching: Genes in Space

Worth watching: Genes in Space

May 8, 2018
On May 10, Boeing will host a televised downlink with NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Scott Tingle at Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson ... read more
Johnson Director Ellen Ochoa elected to Vice Chair of National Science Board

Johnson Director Ellen Ochoa elected to Vice Chair of National Science Board

May 4, 2018
On May 4, the National Science Board (NSB Board), the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced a new chair and ... read more
Worth watching: HERA XVII Ingress May 4

Worth watching: HERA XVII Ingress May 4

May 3, 2018
NASA’s Johnson Space Center will hold a Facebook Live event May 4 from 7:20 to 7:35 p.m. for the Human Exploration Research Analog ... read more
RITF shows high school students about fiber optics

RITF shows high school students about fiber optics

May 2, 2018
The training room at NASA Johnson Space Center’s Receiving, Inspection and Test Facility (RITF) is usually crowded with NASA ... read more
Downlink showcases teachers on Earth—and off

Downlink showcases teachers on Earth—and off

May 2, 2018
The children at Brookwood Elementary had anything but library voices while waiting for a call from the International Space Station to come ... read more
NASA sets sights on May 5 launch of InSight Mars mission

NASA sets sights on May 5 launch of InSight Mars mission

Apr 30, 2018
NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to ... read more
NASA Flight Surgeon promoted to U.S. Air Force Major General

NASA Flight Surgeon promoted to U.S. Air Force Major General

Apr 27, 2018
Josef Schmid, a Flight Surgeon at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has a résumé filled with incredible accomplishments and ... read more
Little-known piece of NASA history

Little-known piece of NASA history

Apr 26, 2018
Members of Gallaudet 11 visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center The year is 1964, and NASA is in the height of the Space Race. Spacecraft ... read more
Back to (nucleic) bases

Back to (nucleic) bases

Apr 25, 2018
Johnson Space Center celebrates National DNA Day with genomics research April 25 is National DNA Day, and this year NASA’s Johnson ... read more
Jim Bridenstine sworn in as NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine sworn in as NASA Administrator

Apr 19, 2018
On April 19, Rep. Jim Bridenstine was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 13th Administrator for NASA. He was sworn in on April ... read more
NASA celebrates contractors for safe practices

NASA celebrates contractors for safe practices

Apr 18, 2018
How does NASA and its industry partners keep their employees safe? Some organizations use inspections. Some use toolboxes. And some use ... read more
Chili with a side of antics

Chili with a side of antics

Apr 17, 2018
On April 7, the 40th Annual JSC Chili Cookoff at the Gilruth provided a festive—and unseasonably chilly—backdrop for ... view gallery
Five things to know about the restoration of the Apollo MCC

Five things to know about the restoration of the Apollo MCC

Apr 16, 2018
You’ve heard rumblings about the historic Apollo Mission Control Center (MCC) restoration, but here’s what you really need to ... read more
New NASA e-book offers inside look at station flight controllers

New NASA e-book offers inside look at station flight controllers

Apr 13, 2018
Behind every great space mission is a great flight control team. Since Nov. 2, 2000, humans have been living in space continuously aboard ... read more
Large outreach visit entertains, educates local students

Large outreach visit entertains, educates local students

Apr 13, 2018
On April 6, 16 NASA Johnson Space Center interns and one additional team member participated in an intern-organized outreach event sponsored ... view gallery
Astronaut Drew Feustel honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

Astronaut Drew Feustel honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

Apr 12, 2018
Astronaut Drew Feustel, who is currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, took with him to space a copy of a ... read more
Expedition 54 breaks previous records for research

Expedition 54 breaks previous records for research

Apr 10, 2018
Congratulations to Expedition 54 on achieving a new record! During Week 24 of their mission, the team completed more than 100 hours of ... read more
Latest All Hands features JSC 2.018 and more

Latest All Hands features JSC 2.018 and more

Apr 9, 2018
On April 3, NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa and Acting Deputy Director Melanie Saunders presented an all-hands event focused ... read more
C2M: Legal Office walks on the wilder side with Center Ops

C2M: Legal Office walks on the wilder side with Center Ops

Apr 5, 2018
As part of NASA Johnson Space Center’s recent upswing in activities to Connect to the Mission (C2M), Johnson’s Legal Office went ... read more
Johnson team readying Orion for abort flight test

Johnson team readying Orion for abort flight test

Mar 29, 2018
NASA Johnson Space Center’s team of human spaceflight experts are used to designing spacecraft, planning missions and training crew, ... read more
Johnson hosts information day on PRA for oil and gas

Johnson hosts information day on PRA for oil and gas

Mar 28, 2018
What does NASA have to offer the oil and gas industry in regards to risk calculation and management? A lot, it turns out.   NASA ... read more
Looking for a few good flight directors

Looking for a few good flight directors

Mar 27, 2018
NASA accepting applications for mission control leaders How would you like to sit at the helm of human spaceflight, responsible for the ... read more
New launch window under review for Webb

New launch window under review for Webb

Mar 27, 2018
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope currently is undergoing final integration and test phases that will require more time to ensure a ... read more
Two NASA astronauts among crew heading to station

Two NASA astronauts among crew heading to station

Mar 21, 2018
Three crew members, including NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, are on their way to the International Space Station after ... read more
A bit of egress success

A bit of egress success

Mar 21, 2018
After 45 days, the latest Human Research Exploration Analog (HERA) crew has egressed their habitat to rejoin the outside world. The study ... read more
Johnson in bloom

Johnson in bloom

Mar 20, 2018
Though March 20 officially heralds spring on the calendar, the flowers are minding their own internal clocks at NASA’s Johnson Space ... view gallery
Unfolding at Johnson: MgUE

Unfolding at Johnson: MgUE

Mar 15, 2018
Ten teams of teachers and students from across the country are travelling to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to test an ... read more
C2M: Planes (but no trains) and a test article

C2M: Planes (but no trains) and a test article

Mar 7, 2018
With two recent opportunities to Connect to the Mission (C2M), JSC 2.0 style, NASA’s Johnson Space Center was serious about putting ... view gallery
The planet hunter—launching April 16

The planet hunter—launching April 16

Mar 6, 2018
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is targeted to launch no earlier than 5:32 p.m. CST April 16 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 ... read more
Meet the women of curation

Meet the women of curation

Mar 5, 2018
In honor of Women's History Month, meet the women of curation. This article is a reprint from the last issue of the Roundup ... read more
AA-2 is here: Everything you need to know

AA-2 is here: Everything you need to know

Mar 5, 2018
March 2 marks the arrival of the Orion crew module. It portends an exciting time for the Johnson Space Center team, who will begin ... read more
NASA: 60 and counting

NASA: 60 and counting

Mar 2, 2018
In 2018, NASA will mark the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a U.S. government agency. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed ... read more
Worth watching: Briarhill downlink goes over the top

Worth watching: Briarhill downlink goes over the top

Mar 1, 2018
“Routine” for NASA usually translates to out of this world and, therefore, still not quite commonplace. But though what we do ... read more
Touchdown! Three Exp. 54 crewmates back on Earth

Touchdown! Three Exp. 54 crewmates back on Earth

Mar 1, 2018
Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station, including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, have ... read more
A tradition steeped in cuteness

A tradition steeped in cuteness

Feb 28, 2018
The Texas Independence Trail Ride trekked through NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Feb. 20, bringing with it tradition, history, ... view gallery
#StateofNASA 2018 opens doors—literally

#StateofNASA 2018 opens doors—literally

Feb 26, 2018
On Feb. 12, NASA and its field centers threw open the doors to social media followers and the news media during a “State of ... read more
New wearable technology takes on the human shoulder

New wearable technology takes on the human shoulder

Feb 21, 2018
You’ve heard of NASA’s X1 robotic exoskeleton, right? It’s the robot a human can wear over their body to either assist or ... read more
At long last—final, commemorative Roundup

At long last—final, commemorative Roundup

Feb 12, 2018
Let's get digital! The Roundup brand is now in action, bringing clean, simple and integrated internal communications ... read more
Ringing in the new Roundup

Ringing in the new Roundup

Feb 5, 2018
It’s a new year—and a new chapter for Roundup. Johnson Space Center internal communications products have been unified as a ... read more
Exploring an asteroid ... without leaving Earth

Exploring an asteroid ... without leaving Earth

Feb 4, 2018
Hop on NASA's Tumblr account to see how Human Research Exploration Analog (HERA) crew members will explore an asteroid from ... read more
Outreach effort feeds students’ hunger for space and STEM

Outreach effort feeds students’ hunger for space and STEM

Feb 2, 2018
Thanks to a collaboration with Johnson Space Center’s External Relations Office, Speaker’s Bureau volunteer and former Apollo ... read more
Revenge of the super blue blood moon

Revenge of the super blue blood moon

Jan 31, 2018
It may sound like the name of a horror flick, but the celestial show on Jan. 31 of the super blue blood moon (#SuperBlueBloodMoon for the ... read more
ERO casting call - connecting to the mission

ERO casting call - connecting to the mission

Jan 24, 2018
Want to help bring NASA’s story to the world? Johnson Space Center's External Relations Office (ERO) is looking for new faces and ... read more
Look and learn: First All Hands of 2018

Look and learn: First All Hands of 2018

Jan 22, 2018
At the first All Hands of 2018 on Jan. 19, Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa delved into topics such as current missions, ... read more
Exploration Mission-1 now has a patch

Exploration Mission-1 now has a patch

Jan 19, 2018
You can now envision Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) through art. The new EM-1 patch showcases the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket ... read more
Updated crew lineup announced for space station

Updated crew lineup announced for space station

Jan 19, 2018
NASA announced an addition to the NASA lineup for upcoming launches and made changes to some assignments for International Space ... read more
Trusty Apollo Lunar Module led the way for Moon landings

Trusty Apollo Lunar Module led the way for Moon landings

Jan 18, 2018
The Apollo Lunar Module (LM), built by the Grumman Corporation in Bethpage, New York, was the vehicle that would take two astronauts down to ... read more
Dragon ends mission with a splash

Dragon ends mission with a splash

Jan 15, 2018
The SpaceX Dragon was released from the International Space Station on Jan. 13 at 3:58 a.m. CST, splashing into the Pacific Ocean at 9:37 ... read more
Hot off the presses: Commercial Crew Program target test flight dates

Hot off the presses: Commercial Crew Program target test flight dates

Jan 11, 2018
The next generation of American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station are nearing the final ... read more
NASA deep space exploration systems look ahead to action-packed 2018

NASA deep space exploration systems look ahead to action-packed 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Engineers preparing NASA’s deep space exploration systems to support missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond are gearing up for a busy ... read more
NASA remembers agency’s most experienced astronaut

NASA remembers agency’s most experienced astronaut

Jan 8, 2018
John Young, the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs and the first to fly into ... read more
Massively impressive

Massively impressive

Jan 4, 2018
On Dec. 20 and again on Jan. 2 due to overwhelming response, vast employee and family crowds lined up to get a view of history in the making ... view gallery