Roundup Reads

2022 Roundup Reads

Robotics Workshop Highlights Mesh Networks for Use on Earth, Moon

Robotics Workshop Highlights Mesh Networks for Use on Earth, Moon

By Anna Lassmann | Aug 18, 2022
NASA’s Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division is sharing its robotics expertise with law enforcement and military experts and working ... read more
Senior Staff Pitches in with Johnson’s Feds Feed Families Drive

Senior Staff Pitches in with Johnson’s Feds Feed Families Drive

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Aug 18, 2022
The NASA Johnson Space Center team is now midway through the annual Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign, which runs from Aug. 1 through Sept. ... read more
Station Science Top News: Aug. 12, 2022

Station Science Top News: Aug. 12, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Aug 15, 2022
Researchers examined antibiotic and heavy metal resistance genes in bacteria exposed to Mars-like conditions for 18 months, finding that the ... read more
NASA Establishes Exploration Operations Program at Johnson

NASA Establishes Exploration Operations Program at Johnson

By | Aug 15, 2022
NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will manage a new Exploration Operations Program in support of Artemis missions. Part of the Space ... read more
Artemis I to Launch First-of-a-Kind Deep Space Biology Mission

Artemis I to Launch First-of-a-Kind Deep Space Biology Mission

By Gianine Figliozzi | Aug 15, 2022
NASA’s BioSentinel mission will go beyond the Moon to perform the first long-duration deep space biology experiment. Set to launch with ... read more
Get Ready! NASA and Rice University Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of JFK’s ‘Moonshot’ Speech

Get Ready! NASA and Rice University Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of JFK’s ‘Moonshot’ Speech

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Aug 11, 2022
NASA and Rice University spent some of the summer cementing their already rich partnership in space and science, technology, engineering, ... read more
NASA to Stream Artemis I Rollout, Briefings on Science, Tech Payloads

NASA to Stream Artemis I Rollout, Briefings on Science, Tech Payloads

By | Aug 10, 2022
A full Moon in view on June 14, 2022, behind the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft atop the mobile launcher at Launch Complex 39B at ... read more
Perseids Meteor Shower on the Way

Perseids Meteor Shower on the Way

By Rick Smith | Aug 9, 2022
Usually bringing one of the most vivid annual meteor showers visible in Earth’s night sky, commonly delivering 50 to 100 “shooting stars” ... read more
Johnson Aims to Fight Hunger in the Community with Feds Feed Families 2022

Johnson Aims to Fight Hunger in the Community with Feds Feed Families 2022

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Aug 5, 2022
NASA Johnson Space Center’s 2022 Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign is kicks off Aug. 1 and goes through Sept. 9. This year, there is a ... read more
See Photos and Videos from NASA Night with the Astros — Gateway Edition!

See Photos and Videos from NASA Night with the Astros — Gateway Edition!

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Aug 4, 2022
This third NASA Night with the Astros gave a baseball hat-tip to the agency’s future Moon plans with Gateway drawing focus, both on the ... view gallery
Artemis Lunchboxes a Hit in the Local Community

Artemis Lunchboxes a Hit in the Local Community

By | Aug 3, 2022
NASA Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston teams, alongside City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, distributed approximately 1,500 ... read more
55 Years Ago: NASA Selects 11 Scientist-Astronauts

55 Years Ago: NASA Selects 11 Scientist-Astronauts

By John Uri | Aug 2, 2022
On Aug. 4, 1967, NASA and the National Academy of Sciences announced the selection of 11 new scientist-astronauts. Chosen from 923 ... read more
Station Nation: Meet Sabrina Gilmore — One of the Women Behind the Success of Station’s Global Partnerships

Station Nation: Meet Sabrina Gilmore — One of the Women Behind the Success of Station’s Global Partnerships

By | Aug 1, 2022
The International Space Station cannot be “international” without global partnerships. To make sure these relationships are cultivated and ... read more
Peanuts Returns with New NASA Collaboration in Time for Artemis I

Peanuts Returns with New NASA Collaboration in Time for Artemis I

By Cameron Bristow | Aug 1, 2022
With the launch of Artemis I just around the corner, NASA’s Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Program has once again partnered with Peanuts ... read more
50 Years Ago: Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test Begins

50 Years Ago: Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test Begins

By John Uri | Jul 28, 2022
On July 26, 1972, NASA astronauts Robert L. Crippen, Dr. William E. Thornton, and Karol J. “Bo” Bobko embarked on a critical mission that ... read more
NASA Night (Gateway Edition!) with the Astros is Back Monday, Aug. 1

NASA Night (Gateway Edition!) with the Astros is Back Monday, Aug. 1

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jul 27, 2022
NASA Johnson Space Center employees and their family and friends recently enjoyed a NASA Night game with Space City’s baseball team, the ... read more
I am Artemis: Trevor Graff

I am Artemis: Trevor Graff

By | Jul 27, 2022
Coordinating three key aspects of human spaceflight — science, engineering, and operations — is critical to NASA’s efforts to develop a ... read more
What Should You Do with Your Historical Records? Advice from Johnson’s Archivist

What Should You Do with Your Historical Records? Advice from Johnson’s Archivist

By Katherine Herrick | Jul 26, 2022
Over the years, Johnson Space Center has collected roughly 5,000 boxes of historical documents — and that’s only counting the paper records ... read more
60 Years Ago: Mariner 1 Launch Attempt to Venus

60 Years Ago: Mariner 1 Launch Attempt to Venus

By John Uri | Jul 26, 2022
In 1961, in addition to launching science satellites, sending probes to the Moon, and taking on the challenge to land men on the Moon by the ... read more
Station Science Top News: July 21, 2022

Station Science Top News: July 21, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jul 25, 2022
Researchers report on the on-ground and spaceflight validation of a user-friendly technology for extracting RNA from plant or animal tissue ... read more
See Photos and Videos from July 16 NASA Night with the Astros Game

See Photos and Videos from July 16 NASA Night with the Astros Game

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jul 25, 2022
The field at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Saturday, July 16, was crowded with special guests from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, including ... view gallery
To Infinity … and Beyond … and Johnson’s Official Visitor Center

To Infinity … and Beyond … and Johnson’s Official Visitor Center

By Reiley Doty | Jul 22, 2022
To infinity … and beyond! The Space Center Houston advanced screening of the new Disney/Pixar “Lightyear” movie on June 15, 2022, was a hit ... view gallery
Station Science Top News: July 14, 2022

Station Science Top News: July 14, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jul 20, 2022
Using the Advanced Astroculture (ADVASC) system, International Space Station crews successfully grew two generations of Arabidopsis plants, ... read more
NASA, Rice University and Houston’s Ion Partner to Create Opportunities for Startup Community Collaboration

NASA, Rice University and Houston’s Ion Partner to Create Opportunities for Startup Community Collaboration

By Jasmine Nehilla | Jul 19, 2022
On July 14, 2022, NASA’s Johnson Space Center announced a new collaboration with the Ion, Houston’s innovation hub. NASA and the Ion are ... read more
NASA Replans CLPS Delivery of VIPER to 2024 to Reduce Risk

NASA Replans CLPS Delivery of VIPER to 2024 to Reduce Risk

By | Jul 19, 2022
Illustration of NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, on the surface of the Moon. Credits: NASA Ames/Daniel ... read more
Decade of Excellence: NASA Named Best Place to Work 10th Year in a Row

Decade of Excellence: NASA Named Best Place to Work 10th Year in a Row

By | Jul 14, 2022
Kathy Lueders, NASA associate administrator for the Space Operations Mission Directorate, accepts the Partnership for Public Service’s award ... read more
NASA’s Exploration Atmosphere: New Prebreathe Protocol Study for Planetary Exploration

NASA’s Exploration Atmosphere: New Prebreathe Protocol Study for Planetary Exploration

By Anna Lassmann | Jul 13, 2022
Four of the participants are pictured during a rest and doppler-monitoring phase of a simulated spacewalk. From left: Rihab Sadik, Brian ... read more
Johnson Scientist Reflects on Webb’s First Images After Years of Testing

Johnson Scientist Reflects on Webb’s First Images After Years of Testing

By Anna Lassmann | Jul 12, 2022
Ten years after testing of the James Webb Space Telescope commenced at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the first images have ... read more
Friendswood High School Art Mural Adds a New Visual Element to Building 4S

Friendswood High School Art Mural Adds a New Visual Element to Building 4S

By Reiley Doty | Jul 11, 2022
Friendswood High School art students collaborated with the NASA Johnson Space Center team to create and display a new 8-by-18-foot mural for ... view gallery
NASA Night (Well, Afternoon) with the Astros on Saturday, July 16

NASA Night (Well, Afternoon) with the Astros on Saturday, July 16

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jul 11, 2022
This Saturday, July 16, NASA astronaut Anne McClain will see if she can throw a mean strike like NASA Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa ... read more
Power Outage July 16 Part of Updates to Johnson’s Infrastructure

Power Outage July 16 Part of Updates to Johnson’s Infrastructure

By Franklin Markle | Jul 8, 2022
Heads up, Johnson Space Center! There is an upcoming power outage on Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT. Here is what you need to ... read more
Building on a Mission: The Auditorium and External Relations Office Building

Building on a Mission: The Auditorium and External Relations Office Building

By John Uri | Jul 7, 2022
In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed the nation to landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. After the ... read more
NASA’s Fourth Annual ‘Photographer of the Year’ Winners Include Johnson Photographers

NASA’s Fourth Annual ‘Photographer of the Year’ Winners Include Johnson Photographers

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jul 7, 2022
In today’s digital age, photos posted to sites like Instagram and Flickr often tell the stories of the human experience in ways that words ... read more
NASA’s Johnson Space Center Signs Space Act Agreements with Texas Universities

NASA’s Johnson Space Center Signs Space Act Agreements with Texas Universities

By Jasmine Nehilla | Jul 5, 2022
This spring, NASA’s Johnson Space Center signed Space Act agreements with the University of Houston (UH) system, Texas A&M University ... read more
NASA Expects July 9 Pressure Test in Houston to Be Loud

NASA Expects July 9 Pressure Test in Houston to Be Loud

By Rebecca Wickes | Jul 5, 2022
Engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will be conducting a pressure test on Saturday, July 9, that will result in a sudden ... read more
I Am Artemis: Eric Alexander

I Am Artemis: Eric Alexander

By | Jun 30, 2022
Eric Alexander takes pride in his Artemis mission role to establish a long-term human presence in deep space, especially as part of a ... read more
VIPER Highlights NASA’s Moon Plans

VIPER Highlights NASA’s Moon Plans

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jun 30, 2022
NASA’s Artemis lunar rover, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is expected to land at the Moon’s South Pole in ... read more
Fourth of July Holidays in Space

Fourth of July Holidays in Space

By John Uri | Jun 29, 2022
Sixty years ago, to welcome NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), now Johnson Space Center, the city of Houston threw a Texas-sized ... read more
Station Nation: Maintaining the Integrity of Station for 18 Years — Meet Raani Francis!

Station Nation: Maintaining the Integrity of Station for 18 Years — Meet Raani Francis!

By | Jun 28, 2022
Have you ever wondered who is responsible for ensuring the hardware in and on the International Space Station (ISS) is safe and secure? We ... read more
Hurricane Season in the Hybrid Environment:  What to Know

Hurricane Season in the Hybrid Environment: What to Know

By Reiley Doty | Jun 27, 2022
This year’s hurricane preparedness comes at a time when many employees have returned to full-time work on-site and others are still in a ... read more
NASA Introduces 2022 Class of Flight Directors

NASA Introduces 2022 Class of Flight Directors

By | Jun 22, 2022
A photo of NASA’s 2022 class of flight directors who will oversee operations of the International Space Station, commercial crew, and ... read more
Station Science Top News: June 16, 2022

Station Science Top News: June 16, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jun 21, 2022
Space station science during the pandemic (2020-2022) by the numbers: ~5400 hours of U.S. Operating Segment utilization crew time (5,387 ... read more
NASA’s "The Color of Space" Documentary Celebrates Black Space Explorers

NASA’s 'The Color of Space' Documentary Celebrates Black Space Explorers

By | Jun 16, 2022
Members of the public are invited to watch the free online premiere of “The Color of Space,” an inspirational documentary by NASA that ... read more
Engineering Directorate Hosts Speed Mentoring Event for New Hires

Engineering Directorate Hosts Speed Mentoring Event for New Hires

By Rebecca Wickes | Jun 16, 2022
As the return to on-site work continues, the Engineering Directorate (EA) gave new employees the opportunity to meet, connect, and network ... view gallery
Station Science Top News: June 9, 2022

Station Science Top News: June 9, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jun 14, 2022
A noninvasive body-temperature-measuring technology developed for the International Space Staion Thermolab study is now used on Earth. The ... read more
55 Years Ago: Mariner 5 Launches to Explore Venus

55 Years Ago: Mariner 5 Launches to Explore Venus

By John Uri | Jun 13, 2022
Following Mariner 2’s successful flyby of Venus in December 1962, and Mariner 4’s successful flyby of Mars in July 1965, in 1967 NASA once ... read more
NASA to Conduct Test to Prepare for Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA to Conduct Test to Prepare for Artemis I Moon Mission

By | Jun 13, 2022
NASA’s Artemis I Moon rocket, carried atop the crawler-transporter 2, rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the agency’s Kennedy ... read more
France Signs Artemis Accords as French Space Agency Marks Milestone

France Signs Artemis Accords as French Space Agency Marks Milestone

By | Jun 8, 2022
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, right, and President of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Dr. Philippe Baptiste shake hands ... read more
NASA Selects New Instruments for Priority Artemis Science on Moon

NASA Selects New Instruments for Priority Artemis Science on Moon

By | Jun 6, 2022
NASA is planning to send a lander and rover to the beautiful Gruithuisen Domes, seen in this controlled mosaic. Credits: NASA/GSFC/Arizona ... read more
50 Years Ago: Six Months Until Apollo 17

50 Years Ago: Six Months Until Apollo 17

By John Uri | Jun 2, 2022
In mid-1972, preparations were underway for the final Apollo Moon-landing mission, planned for launch in December 1972. Apollo 17 astronauts ... read more
See Images from Mark Geyer’s Tree Dedication Ceremony

See Images from Mark Geyer’s Tree Dedication Ceremony

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jun 1, 2022
Recently, the NASA Johnson Space Center team was invited to commemorate the life and legacy of Mark Geyer, who served as the 12th director ... view gallery
NASA Partners with Industry for New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

NASA Partners with Industry for New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

By | Jun 1, 2022
NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the Moon by buying ... read more
Station Science Top News: May 26, 2022

Station Science Top News: May 26, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | May 31, 2022
A drug developed based on findings in a protein crystal growth (PCG) study aboard the International Space Station could potentially double ... read more
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By John Uri | May 31, 2022
In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize astronauts with Asian roots who have flown to ... read more
Meet NASA’s Alan Mcdougal, Gateway Structures, Mechanisms Manager

Meet NASA’s Alan Mcdougal, Gateway Structures, Mechanisms Manager

By | May 26, 2022
Alan Mcdougal knew from the time he spent with the International Space Station Program that he wanted to be part of the expansion of human ... read more
NASA, Boeing Complete Starliner Uncrewed Flight Test to Space Station

NASA, Boeing Complete Starliner Uncrewed Flight Test to Space Station

By | May 26, 2022
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft lands at White Sands Missile Range’s Space Harbor on May 25, 2022, in New Mexico. Credits: NASA/Bill ... read more
70 Years Ago: Scientists Establish the International Geophysical Year

70 Years Ago: Scientists Establish the International Geophysical Year

By John Uri | May 25, 2022
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, scientists established the International Geophysical Year (IGY), an international effort for a ... read more
Coverage Set for NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Return to Earth

Coverage Set for NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Return to Earth

By | May 24, 2022
The uncrewed Boeing CST-100 Starliner approaches the forward port of the International Space Station ahead of docking on May 20, for the ... read more
Station Science Top News: May 19, 2022

Station Science Top News: May 19, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | May 23, 2022
Researchers manipulated intestinal bacterial cells (E. coli) using magnetic levitation in microgravity and on Earth. The scientists found ... read more
Artemis I Moon Rocket to Return to Launch Pad 39B in Early June

Artemis I Moon Rocket to Return to Launch Pad 39B in Early June

By Rachel Kraft | May 23, 2022
The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft are slated to return to launch pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ... read more
Johnson Director Vanessa Wyche Kicks Off a NASA Night to Remember (and the Crowd Goes Wild)

Johnson Director Vanessa Wyche Kicks Off a NASA Night to Remember (and the Crowd Goes Wild)

By Catherine Ragin Williams | May 19, 2022
On May 2, 2022, NASA Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche added a new skill to her growing résumé — pitcher. And while she may not be ... read more
First Female Chief Flight Director to Join NASA’s Gateway Leadership

First Female Chief Flight Director to Join NASA’s Gateway Leadership

By | May 18, 2022
Holly Ridings, the first female chief of NASA’s flight directors, will now help lead the agency’s Gateway program, an international ... read more
I Am Artemis: Katheryn Vasquez

I Am Artemis: Katheryn Vasquez

By | May 17, 2022
Surrounded by the wonders of math and science at an early age, Katheryn Vasquez always knew that the sky was no limit for her ambitions to ... read more
A Brief History of Sustainability at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

A Brief History of Sustainability at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

By Robert Rochel | May 16, 2022
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, we’ve put together a timeline that highlights how the center has worked ... read more
NASA and Crayola Education Collaborate to Fuse STEM, Space, and Art

NASA and Crayola Education Collaborate to Fuse STEM, Space, and Art

By | May 13, 2022
NASA and Crayola Education are collaborating to infuse art and creativity with the unique teachings of space. As part of its mission to ... read more
Join Us for the Launch of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Mission

Join Us for the Launch of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Mission

By | May 12, 2022
NASA employees, friends, and families are invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of the agency’s Boeing ... read more
Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 7

Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 7

By John Uri | May 11, 2022
This series of articles features the 13 unique individuals who have led NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the past 60 years ... read more
Station Science Top News: May 5, 2022

Station Science Top News: May 5, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | May 11, 2022
The International Space Station Fish Scales study demonstrated that when regenerative fish scales are subjected to physical stimuli in ... read more
Sustainability Wins During Earth Week 2022

Sustainability Wins During Earth Week 2022

By Catherine Ragin Williams | May 9, 2022
The 52nd anniversary of Earth Day (and Week) happened April 18-22, and it was the first one for NASA Johnson Space Center’s newest Employee ... read more
Discovering Johnson Space Center and ‘Space City’

Discovering Johnson Space Center and ‘Space City’

By Josefina Sierra, EAP | May 9, 2022
The pandemic had a huge impact on the world of work, especially with onboarding practices and getting employees acquainted to their new job. ... read more
Celebrating 60 Years … with a Bang!

Celebrating 60 Years … with a Bang!

By Catherine Ragin Williams | May 5, 2022
NASA Johnson Space Center’s 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Gilruth was a party of epic proportions and a fitting tribute to the legacy ... view gallery
Johnson Shoots for the (Dallas) Stars: Inside the Dallas Stars’ NASA Night

Johnson Shoots for the (Dallas) Stars: Inside the Dallas Stars’ NASA Night

By Cameron Bristow | May 4, 2022
Sometimes, thinking about the great beyond isn’t limited to space but, rather, venturing outside of Space City and into the heart of Texas. ... read more
Station Science Top News: April 28, 2022

Station Science Top News: April 28, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | May 4, 2022
A comparison between preflight and postflight brain-scan data from International Space Station crew members revealed enlarged perivascular ... read more
Fireside Chat with Former Center Directors Celebrates Johnson’s Six Decades

Fireside Chat with Former Center Directors Celebrates Johnson’s Six Decades

By Catherine Ragin Williams | May 3, 2022
On April 28, a Fireside Chat with Former Center Directors prefaced the larger NASA Johnson Space Center 60th Anniversary Celebration. During ... view gallery
Photos from Johnson’s 42nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Photos from Johnson’s 42nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

By Catherine Ragin Williams | May 2, 2022
After a chili hiatus, the 42nd Annual Johnson Space Center Chili Cook-Off took place on the Gilruth grounds Saturday, April 9, and showcased ... view gallery
Hubble Space Telescope Turns 32

Hubble Space Telescope Turns 32

By | May 2, 2022
Hubble's launch and deployment in April 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope. Thanks to five ... read more
Station Science Top News: April 21, 2022

Station Science Top News: April 21, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Apr 26, 2022
The Advanced Colloid Experiments (ACE) studied colloids, mixtures of tiny particles suspended in a liquid. The latest formulation of Procter ... read more
Take Us Out to the Ballgame (to Watch Director Vanessa Wyche Throw the First Pitch)

Take Us Out to the Ballgame (to Watch Director Vanessa Wyche Throw the First Pitch)

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Apr 25, 2022
If you’re wondering what to do the evening of Monday, May 2, one idea would be to couple the love of space and the love of baseball and ... read more
Vice President Kamala Harris Congratulates Mark Vande Hei

Vice President Kamala Harris Congratulates Mark Vande Hei

By | Apr 25, 2022
Recently, Vice President Kamala Harris called NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei to congratulate him on his record-breaking 355-day spaceflight. ... read more
Meet Your EAP Friend: Josefina (Josie) Sierra

Meet Your EAP Friend: Josefina (Josie) Sierra

By | Apr 22, 2022
  This is the seventh and newest installment in a series introducing NASA Johnson Space Center team members to the many people working in ... read more
Updated Coverage for Axiom Mission 1 Departure from Space Station

Updated Coverage for Axiom Mission 1 Departure from Space Station

By | Apr 21, 2022
NASA will provide live coverage of the undocking and departure of the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) prior to its return to Earth from the ... read more
Station Science Top News: April 15, 2022

Station Science Top News: April 15, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Apr 20, 2022
Scientists analyzed measurements taken by the International Space Station’s CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) experiment during a weak ... read more
The Silver Snoopy Finally Makes an Appearance After Three Years

The Silver Snoopy Finally Makes an Appearance After Three Years

By Anh-Thy D. Nguyen | Apr 19, 2022
NASA Johnson Space Center’s Space Flight Awareness (SFA) team hosted its last group Silver Snoopy award ceremony on Aug. 8, 2019. Little did ... read more
Station Nation: Kelly Hallman!

Station Nation: Kelly Hallman!

By | Apr 18, 2022
If you think packing for a weekend trip is daunting, imagine packing for a month to six-month-long stay on the International Space Station ... read more
Celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day and GROW in Style

Celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day and GROW in Style

By Robert Rochel | Apr 15, 2022
Celebrate Earth Week from April 18 to 22! The 52nd anniversary of Earth Day is coming up on Friday, April 22! Earth Day celebrates Earth’s ... read more
Meet NASA’s Justin Doyle, Gateway Program Lifecycle Review Lead

Meet NASA’s Justin Doyle, Gateway Program Lifecycle Review Lead

By | Apr 14, 2022
Growing up just down the street from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Justin Doyle set a goal as a teenager to one day work for NASA. Those ... read more
Lone Star College Receives Patent After Success in NASA’s Micro-g NExT Challenge

Lone Star College Receives Patent After Success in NASA’s Micro-g NExT Challenge

By Cameron Bristow | Apr 13, 2022
After NASA’s adoption of their zip-tie cutter, a tool designed to assist spacewalking astronauts, Lone Star College-CyFair in Houston has ... read more
Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 6

Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 6

By John Uri | Apr 12, 2022
This series of articles features the 13 unique individuals who have led NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the past 60 years ... read more
Station Science Top News: April 8, 2022

Station Science Top News: April 8, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Apr 12, 2022
NASA has long supported commercial research aboard station sponsored by the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory and has now ... read more
50 Years Ago: Countdown Begins for Apollo 16, the Fifth Moon-Landing Mission

50 Years Ago: Countdown Begins for Apollo 16, the Fifth Moon-Landing Mission

By John Uri | Apr 11, 2022
At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engineers began the countdown for the April 16, 1972, launch of Apollo 16, America’s fifth ... read more
Axiom Private Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

Axiom Private Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

By | Apr 11, 2022
Four private astronauts are in orbit following the successful launch of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first all private astronaut mission to ... read more
More Than a Café: Building 11’s Updates a Perfect Fit for NASA’s Future of Work

More Than a Café: Building 11’s Updates a Perfect Fit for NASA’s Future of Work

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Apr 7, 2022
If anything has been learned from the pandemic, it’s that human beings are surprisingly resilient. The pandemic forced ever-changing ... view gallery
Station Science Top News: March 31, 2022

Station Science Top News: March 31, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Apr 6, 2022
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei returned to Earth after living aboard the International Space Station for 355 days — the record for the ... read more
Exploring Space and Poetry During National Poetry Month

Exploring Space and Poetry During National Poetry Month

By John Uri | Apr 5, 2022
With April designated as National Poetry Month, it seems fitting to explore the relationship between spaceflight and poetry. A vast ... read more
NASA to Participate in Space Symposium, Broadcast Select Panels

NASA to Participate in Space Symposium, Broadcast Select Panels

By | Apr 4, 2022
NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls   NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and Associate Administrator Bob ... read more
ICYMI: ISS Expedition 64/Crew-1 Crew Debrief and Employee Awards Ceremony

ICYMI: ISS Expedition 64/Crew-1 Crew Debrief and Employee Awards Ceremony

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Mar 31, 2022
On March 23, 2022, the first in-person International Space Station Expedition 64/Crew-1 Crew Debrief and Employee Awards Ceremony took place ... read more
Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return from Space Station

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return from Space Station

By | Mar 30, 2022
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is seen outside the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft after he landed with Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and ... read more
Station Science Top News: March 24, 2022

Station Science Top News: March 24, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Mar 29, 2022
Two-Phase Flow, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) investigation, examines how heat is transferred when boiling liquids turn into ... read more
Familiar (and New) Faces as Johnson Returns On-Site

Familiar (and New) Faces as Johnson Returns On-Site

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Mar 28, 2022
A little more than two years after the NASA Johnson Space Center team was sent (mostly) home to work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on ... view gallery
Station Nation: Meet Mallory Jennings!

Station Nation: Meet Mallory Jennings!

By | Mar 25, 2022
With 10 total International Space Station (ISS) U.S. crew member spacewalks in 2021, Jennings and the station Extravehicular Activity (EVA) ... read more
Fifty Years Later, Curators Unveil One of Last Sealed Apollo Samples

Fifty Years Later, Curators Unveil One of Last Sealed Apollo Samples

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Mar 24, 2022
  Like a time capsule that was sealed for posterity, one of the last unopened Apollo-era lunar samples collected during Apollo 17 has been ... read more
Q&A with Gateway: Meet Emma Lehnhardt, Manager of the Program Planning & Control Office

Q&A with Gateway: Meet Emma Lehnhardt, Manager of the Program Planning & Control Office

By | Mar 24, 2022
Dedicated, caring, and dog mom are only a few of the words Emma Lehnhardt uses to describe herself, but when it comes down to NASA’s Gateway ... read more
International Space Station Program Presented with Primetime Emmy Award

International Space Station Program Presented with Primetime Emmy Award

By Kenna Pell | Mar 23, 2022
Monday’s International Space Station program (ISS) senior staff meeting was nothing short of entertaining — the highest distinction of ... read more
Station Science Top News: March 17, 2022

Station Science Top News: March 17, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Mar 21, 2022
Researchers behind the Microbial Observatory-1 study identified multiple strains of a new species of yeast belonging to the Naganishia genus ... read more
Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft Complete First Roll to Launch Pad

Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft Complete First Roll to Launch Pad

By | Mar 21, 2022
The uncrewed flight test will pave the way for missions to land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon under Artemis, and the ... read more
50 Years Ago: One Month Until the Launch of Apollo 16

50 Years Ago: One Month Until the Launch of Apollo 16

By John Uri | Mar 17, 2022
With one month to go before their April 16, 1972, launch to the Moon, the crew of Apollo 16 — Commander John W. Young, Command Module Pilot ... read more
Record-Breaking NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei"s Contributions to Human Research Studies

Record-Breaking NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei's Contributions to Human Research Studies

By Nathan Cranford & Jennifer L. Turner | Mar 16, 2022
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei squeezes in time to unwind with a book. Vande Hei made it into ... read more
Station Science Top News: March 10, 2022

Station Science Top News: March 10, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Mar 15, 2022
Results of the International Space Station Brain DTI study found changes in the brain’s white matter tracts during spaceflight. ... read more
Johnson Team Makes Rodeo Appearance, Highlights Students and STEM

Johnson Team Makes Rodeo Appearance, Highlights Students and STEM

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Mar 10, 2022
Whether speaking of (howdy) partners or enduring partnerships, NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Rodeo Houston have shared in one important ... view gallery
Meet NASA’s Jacky Silva-Martinez, Gateway Program Human Systems Integration Lead

Meet NASA’s Jacky Silva-Martinez, Gateway Program Human Systems Integration Lead

By | Mar 10, 2022
Jacky Silva-Martinez knows what it takes to make humans and spacecraft work together in harmony, something that will be important for ... read more
Station Science Top News: March 3, 2022

Station Science Top News: March 3, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Mar 9, 2022
As a part of the Ice Cubes Experiment Cube #6 – Kirara study, cellulose II was created aboard the International Space Station (ISS) using an ... read more
Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 5

Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 5

By John Uri | Mar 8, 2022
This series of articles features the 13 unique individuals who have led NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the past 60 years ... read more
Making a Difference: Introducing Johnson’s 2022 Space Heroes

Making a Difference: Introducing Johnson’s 2022 Space Heroes

By Cameron Bristow | Mar 7, 2022
On Feb. 22, 11 individuals from NASA’s Johnson Space Center received “Space Hero” recognition during the center’s Space Heroes pin ... read more
Get Onboard with Artemis Now!

Get Onboard with Artemis Now!

By | Mar 7, 2022
All eyes will be on the historic Launch Complex 39B when Orion and the Space Launch System, or SLS, lift off for the first time from NASA’s ... read more
Glimpse a Snapshot of Life Inside a HERA Mission

Glimpse a Snapshot of Life Inside a HERA Mission

By Deepthi Srinidhi & Jennifer Turner | Mar 2, 2022
From left to right: Monique Garcia, Lauren Cornell, and Madelyne Willis — three members of the Human Exploration Research Analog Campaign ... read more
NASA Promotes Howard Hu to Lead Orion Ahead of First Artemis Mission

NASA Promotes Howard Hu to Lead Orion Ahead of First Artemis Mission

By | Feb 28, 2022
  NASA has selected Howard Hu as the Orion Program manager, based at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. In this role, he will be ... read more
The Texas Independence Trail Ride Detours Through Johnson

The Texas Independence Trail Ride Detours Through Johnson

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Feb 28, 2022
On its way to kicking off Rodeo Houston, the Texas Independence Trail Ride detoured through NASA’s Johnson Space Center from Feb. ... view gallery
Honoring Bold African American Leaders for Black History Month

Honoring Bold African American Leaders for Black History Month

By Candice Palacios-Hoang | Feb 24, 2022
Black History Month was officially recognized by former President Gerald Ford in 1976. He called upon the public to “seize the opportunity ... view gallery
25 Years Ago: Fire Aboard Space Station Mir

25 Years Ago: Fire Aboard Space Station Mir

By John Uri | Feb 24, 2022
On Feb. 24, 1997, the six crew members aboard the Russian space station Mir faced significant danger when a fire ignited in an ... read more
Q&A with Gateway: Meet Kendyl Uptain, Budget Analyst for the Gateway Program at Marshall Space Flight Center

Q&A with Gateway: Meet Kendyl Uptain, Budget Analyst for the Gateway Program at Marshall Space Flight Center

By | Feb 23, 2022
Gateway's success relies on effective management of budget and resources. As budget analyst, Uptain is responsible for all financial ... read more
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Meet Gateway’s Stephanie Buskirk Dudley

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Meet Gateway’s Stephanie Buskirk Dudley

By | Feb 23, 2022
When Stephanie Buskirk Dudley was growing up near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, she never imagined that she would one day work ... read more
No Time Like the Present — Introduce a Girl to Engineering!

No Time Like the Present — Introduce a Girl to Engineering!

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Feb 23, 2022
This Feb. 24, on Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, share encouragement and advice with the young people in your orbit to pursue roads — ... read more
Station Nation: Meet Keelan Hamilton!

Station Nation: Meet Keelan Hamilton!

By | Feb 22, 2022
Meet an International Space Station (ISS) program scientist who dreamed of working at NASA since watching the first space shuttle mission. ... read more
Station Science Top News: Feb. 17, 2022

Station Science Top News: Feb. 17, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Feb 18, 2022
This past week, the International Space Station crew worked on the SQuARE archaeology study, making these crew members effectively the first ... read more
60 Years Ago: John Glenn, the First American to Orbit Earth Aboard Friendship 7

60 Years Ago: John Glenn, the First American to Orbit Earth Aboard Friendship 7

By John Uri | Feb 17, 2022
In February 1962, the Space Race between the United States and Soviet Union was in full swing. Both nations had developed spacecraft to send ... read more
The Challenger 17 Squadron: A Growing Tradition and Lasting Legacy

The Challenger 17 Squadron: A Growing Tradition and Lasting Legacy

By Cameron Bristow | Feb 16, 2022
Perhaps one of the most inspiring traditions for NASA doesn’t even happen at a field center, but rather, Texas A&M University. Each year on ... read more
50 Years Ago: Apollo 16 Returns to the Launch Pad

50 Years Ago: Apollo 16 Returns to the Launch Pad

By John Uri | Feb 15, 2022
In February 1972, following repairs to their spacecraft, Apollo 16 astronauts Commander John W. Young, Command Module Pilot Thomas K. ... read more
The Lasting Impact of the Human Systems Integration Employee Resource Group

The Lasting Impact of the Human Systems Integration Employee Resource Group

By Cameron Bristow | Feb 14, 2022
The first Human Systems Integration Workshop held by the Human Systems Integration Employee Resource Group in 2019. Credits: NASA/Robert ... read more
Station Science Top News: Feb. 10, 2022

Station Science Top News: Feb. 10, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Feb 14, 2022
Scientific investigations on skin aging and tumor cells, along with tests of technology for oxygen production, batteries, and growing ... read more
Q&A with Gateway: Meet Chris Radke, Subsystem Lead for the Reaction Control System and System Manager for the Chemical Refueling System

Q&A with Gateway: Meet Chris Radke, Subsystem Lead for the Reaction Control System and System Manager for the Chemical Refueling System

By | Feb 10, 2022
NASA’s Gateway program is continuing to make strides toward establishing a long-term presence on and around the Moon. As both the subsystem ... read more
Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 4

Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 4

By John Uri | Feb 9, 2022
This series of articles features the 13 unique individuals who have led NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the past 60 years ... read more
Celebrating the Communities and People Around NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Celebrating the Communities and People Around NASA’s Johnson Space Center

By Waryn Flavell | Feb 7, 2022
Ever wonder what life was like before NASA’s Johnson Space Center moved in? Let us go back in time. The year was 1961: Alan Shepard became ... read more
Station Science Top News: Feb. 3, 2022

Station Science Top News: Feb. 3, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Feb 7, 2022
Three different plant studies are currently underway aboard the International Space Station. These experiments are not only helping us learn ... read more
55 Years Ago: The Apollo 1 Fire and its Aftermath

55 Years Ago: The Apollo 1 Fire and its Aftermath

By John Uri | Feb 3, 2022
“Three valiant young men have given their lives in the nation’s service. We mourn this great loss and our hearts go out to their families.” ... read more
Artemis I Update – Feb. 2, 2022

Artemis I Update – Feb. 2, 2022

By Amanda Griffin | Feb 2, 2022
NASA has updated the schedule to move the combined Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft out of the Vehicle Assembly ... read more
Honoring African Americans in Space

Honoring African Americans in Space

By John Uri | Feb 2, 2022
In honor of Black History Month, we recognize the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s space programs. Coming to NASA from a ... read more
Station Nation: Meet Dina Contella!

Station Nation: Meet Dina Contella!

By | Jan 31, 2022
From flight director to the Gateway program — and now as the International Space Station (ISS) program’s operations integration manager — ... read more
Station Science Top News: Jan. 30, 2022

Station Science Top News: Jan. 30, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jan 31, 2022
A robotic glove developed from technologies created for the International Space Station (ISS) experiment Robonaut 2 is now being used in ... read more
Johnson’s Day of Remembrance Ceremony (Watch Now!)

Johnson’s Day of Remembrance Ceremony (Watch Now!)

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jan 28, 2022
On Jan. 27, NASA’s Johnson Space Center held a Day of Remembrance ceremony in the Memorial Tree Grove to commemorate the men and women lost ... read more
Q&A with Gateway: Meet Suzanne Davidson, Avionics Integrator for the Vehicle Systems Integration Program Office

Q&A with Gateway: Meet Suzanne Davidson, Avionics Integrator for the Vehicle Systems Integration Program Office

By | Jan 27, 2022
Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway will have various components, including the Power and Propulsion Element ... read more
55 Years Ago: Tragedy on the Launch Pad

55 Years Ago: Tragedy on the Launch Pad

By John Uri | Jan 26, 2022
On Jan. 27, 1967, with the planned launch of the first Apollo mission to carry a crew just 25 days away, Apollo 1 astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” ... read more
Artemis I Countdown Test Complete

Artemis I Countdown Test Complete

By Linda Herridge | Jan 25, 2022
Engineers and technicians successfully completed a second countdown sequencing test on Jan. 24 inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at ... read more
Station Science Top News: Jan. 20, 2022

Station Science Top News: Jan. 20, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jan 24, 2022
Samples from Brine Processor Assembly (BPA), which tests if additional water can be recovered from the brine processed in the International ... read more
55 Years Ago: Final Preparations for the Planned Launch of Apollo 1

55 Years Ago: Final Preparations for the Planned Launch of Apollo 1

By John Uri | Jan 21, 2022
With President John F. Kennedy’s end-of-the-decade target of landing a man on the Moon approaching, NASA set ambitious goals for 1967 to ... read more
Vanessa Wyche Leads the 44th Annual Original Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade (Video & Pics!)

Vanessa Wyche Leads the 44th Annual Original Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade (Video & Pics!)

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jan 19, 2022
NASA Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche served as the City of Houston’s 2022 parade grand marshal, leading the 44th Annual Original ... view gallery
Formation of Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program Signals New Era for NASA

Formation of Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program Signals New Era for NASA

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jan 18, 2022
Congress recently gave the green light to NASA to formulate a new program that aligns core human space exploration capabilities in support ... read more
Station Science Top News: Jan. 13, 2022

Station Science Top News: Jan. 13, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jan 18, 2022
The International Space Station (ISS) Experimental Chondrule Formation at the International Space Station, or EXCISS, experiment simulated ... read more
Q&A with Gateway: Meet Matthew Delgadillo, Systems Engineer for the Habitation and Logistics Outpost Project Office

Q&A with Gateway: Meet Matthew Delgadillo, Systems Engineer for the Habitation and Logistics Outpost Project Office

By | Jan 13, 2022
The Gateway, a multipurpose outpost orbiting the Moon and vital part of NASA’s Artemis program, is built with sound engineering and ... read more
Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 3

Building on a Mission: The Project Management Building, Home to the Center’s Directors – Part 3

By John Uri | Jan 12, 2022
This series of articles features the 13 unique individuals who have led NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the past 60 years ... read more
NASA Volunteer Crew Soon to Begin Simulated Journey to a Mars Moon

NASA Volunteer Crew Soon to Begin Simulated Journey to a Mars Moon

By NASA's Human Research Program | Jan 11, 2022
The new crew for the upcoming mission of NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog, or HERA. From left to right: Pietro Di Tillio, Dragos ... read more
NASA’s Webb Telescope Reaches Major Milestone as Mirror Unfolds

NASA’s Webb Telescope Reaches Major Milestone as Mirror Unfolds

By | Jan 10, 2022
This artist’s conception of the James Webb Space Telescope in space shows all its major elements fully deployed. The telescope was folded to ... read more
Station Science Top News: Jan. 6, 2022

Station Science Top News: Jan. 6, 2022

By ISS Program Science Office | Jan 10, 2022
An International Space Station study found that while the SCN-DC metallic mixture is known to create rod-like patterns when solidifying on ... read more
Vanessa Wyche Named Grand Marshal for Houston’s 44th Annual Original MLK Day Parade

Vanessa Wyche Named Grand Marshal for Houston’s 44th Annual Original MLK Day Parade

By | Jan 7, 2022
The City of Houston named NASA Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche as the 2022 grand marshal of the 44th Annual Original Martin ... read more
The Combined Federal Campaign — Then and Now

The Combined Federal Campaign — Then and Now

By | Jan 6, 2022
We’ve come a long way. There’s no telling what kind of change we can bring to the world if we keep giving to charities, together. The ... read more
50 Years Ago: President Nixon Directs NASA to Build the Space Shuttle

50 Years Ago: President Nixon Directs NASA to Build the Space Shuttle

By John Uri | Jan 4, 2022
After the United States achieved President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth, ... read more
Update: Coverage of Webb Space Telescope Deployments

Update: Coverage of Webb Space Telescope Deployments

By | Jan 3, 2022
Over about the next two weeks, NASA will provide broadcast coverage, media briefings, and other updates on major deployment milestones for ... read more
NASA"s Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

By | Jan 3, 2022
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 6:20 a.m. CST Dec. 25 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South ... read more
Best Space Station Science Pictures of 2021

Best Space Station Science Pictures of 2021

By | Jan 3, 2022
It has been a busy year of research aboard the International Space Station. NASA's SpaceX Crew-1, Crew-2, and Crew-3 missions supported ... read more