Roundup Reads

2020 Roundup Reads

All Trails Lead to Johnson Space Center

All Trails Lead to Johnson Space Center

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Feb 27, 2020
Sandwiched between vestiges of the Old West and evidence of humanity’s reach into the solar system, the Texas Independence Trail Ride ... view gallery
Celebrate Women at JSC on March 4

Celebrate Women at JSC on March 4

By | Feb 27, 2020
 On Wednesday March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) at JSC, a few days earlier than the official ... read more
SpaceX Demo-2 Prep Heats Up

SpaceX Demo-2 Prep Heats Up

By | Feb 26, 2020
While the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that will launch its first crew from American soil is already at the launch site, the NASA ... read more
Safety is No Accident, Survey Open Now!

Safety is No Accident, Survey Open Now!

By Office of Safety and Mission Assurance | Feb 25, 2020
JSC Team,We are approaching an exciting moment in our nation’s history as we prepare to launch three new vehicles that will send American ... read more
Vice President Sees Acceleration to Artemis at Langley

Vice President Sees Acceleration to Artemis at Langley

By | Feb 24, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the National Space Council, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine got a glimpse Feb. 19 into how ... read more
Not All (HEO) Heroes Wear Capes

Not All (HEO) Heroes Wear Capes

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Feb 20, 2020
Capes are decidedly missing from all the portraits lining Douglas Loverro’s Twitter feed highlighting who he believes are ... read more
ISS20th: Cygnus Spacecraft Honors Robert Lawrence

ISS20th: Cygnus Spacecraft Honors Robert Lawrence

By John Uri | Feb 19, 2020
On Jan. 20, 2020, as the nation celebrated civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Northrup Grumman announced ... read more
Roundup Presents: Ready, Set, Robonauts!

Roundup Presents: Ready, Set, Robonauts!

By Jenna Foertsch | Feb 18, 2020
NASA’s Johnson Space Center is not only the home of human spaceflight, but also home base for one of the world’s best robotics teams. The ... read more
Sylvia Ramirez Recognized for Strengthening NASA’s Emergency Communications

Sylvia Ramirez Recognized for Strengthening NASA’s Emergency Communications

By | Feb 14, 2020
On Jan. 29, Radio Communications Officer Sylvia Ramirez was presented a special recognition award by NASA Johnson Space Center’s ... read more
Forty Years Ago: Preparations for STS-1

Forty Years Ago: Preparations for STS-1

By John Uri | Feb 14, 2020
Space Shuttle Columbia arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center from its North American Rockwell Corporation manufacturing facility in ... read more
Show Your Love with NASA Valentine"s Day Cards!

Show Your Love with NASA Valentine's Day Cards!

By | Feb 13, 2020
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Fifty Years Ago: Apollo 13 Two Months from Launch

Fifty Years Ago: Apollo 13 Two Months from Launch

By John Uri | Feb 12, 2020
The Apollo 13 prime crew of Commander James A. Lovell, Command Module Pilot Thomas K. Mattingly and Lunar Module (LM) Pilot Fred W. ... read more
Key Takeaways: Massive Budget Announcement

Key Takeaways: Massive Budget Announcement

By Jenna Foertsch | Feb 10, 2020
On Monday February 10, the White House Office of Management and Budget released the President's FY 2021 budget request for federal agencies, ... read more
Rock the Boots! Texas Independence Trail Ride - Feb. 25

Rock the Boots! Texas Independence Trail Ride - Feb. 25

By Lisa Gurgos | Feb 9, 2020
The Texas Independence Trail Ride will arrive at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The ride will leave from I-45 and ... read more
Student Scientists Get an Invitation That is Out of This World

Student Scientists Get an Invitation That is Out of This World

By Jennifer Hernandez | Feb 7, 2020
SPOCS is the name, flying student research to the International Space Station is the game. Even astronauts are talking about it! In ... read more
Snapshot: NASA’s Day of Remembrance

Snapshot: NASA’s Day of Remembrance

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Feb 6, 2020
On Jan. 30, the NASA Johnson Space Center team honored the men and women whose lives were lost serving the nation’s space program — the ... view gallery
D.C. Students Treated to Postflight Event with Astronauts

D.C. Students Treated to Postflight Event with Astronauts

By Shannon Olsen | Feb 6, 2020
Middle school students from Washington Global Public Charter School visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on ... read more
10 Ways Christina Koch Will Need to Readjust to Earth After 328 Days in Space

10 Ways Christina Koch Will Need to Readjust to Earth After 328 Days in Space

By Courtney Beasley | Feb 5, 2020
Living in space presents some unexpected and interesting realities. During one day on the International Space Station, the sun rises and ... read more
ISS20th: Celebrating Birthdays on Station

ISS20th: Celebrating Birthdays on Station

By John Uri | Feb 4, 2020
So far, astronauts and cosmonauts have celebrated 81 birthdays aboard the International Space Station (ISS) — an average of about four per ... read more
Christina Koch’s 10 coolest pictures from her 10 months in space

Christina Koch’s 10 coolest pictures from her 10 months in space

By Jenna Foertsch | Feb 3, 2020
After 10 months of shattering records, NASA Astronaut Christina Koch will be returning home from the International Space Station on February ... read more
Christina Koch Shares Most Memorable Moments in Space

Christina Koch Shares Most Memorable Moments in Space

By Jennifer Hernandez | Jan 31, 2020
Now in her final days on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch will return home Feb. 6 after 328 continuous ... read more
ISS20th: Expedition 1 Crew Named

ISS20th: Expedition 1 Crew Named

By John Uri | Jan 30, 2020
During a Jan. 30, 1996, press conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. Vice President Albert A. “Al” Gore and Russian Prime Minister ... read more
JSC"s Day of Remembrance—Jan. 30—a Date to Remember

JSC's Day of Remembrance—Jan. 30—a Date to Remember

By | Jan 29, 2020
At noon CST on Jan. 30, NASA will commemorate the men and women lost in the agency's space exploration program by celebrating their ... read more
NASA Determines Australian Meteor Crater is the Oldest Known

NASA Determines Australian Meteor Crater is the Oldest Known

By Charlie Plain | Jan 28, 2020
The Earth is pocked with roughly 190 major meteor craters, yet scientists only know the age of just a few. Recently, A NASA scientist ... read more
How We Are Going to the Moon in 5 Minutes

How We Are Going to the Moon in 5 Minutes

By | Jan 27, 2020
Do you have 5 minutes? If you do - we have some awesome information to share about how we are going forward to the Moon with Artemis!... read more
ISS20th: Historical Origins of Space Station

ISS20th: Historical Origins of Space Station

By John Uri | Jan 23, 2020
“Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.” Perhaps the most famous quote attributed to Russian space ... read more
Third Spacewalk Featuring Meir and Koch Upgrades Power Systems

Third Spacewalk Featuring Meir and Koch Upgrades Power Systems

By Mark Garcia | Jan 22, 2020
On Jan. 20, Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Jessica Meir and Christina Koch of NASA concluded their third spacewalk together. During ... read more
It’s MAJOR! NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Flight Test of Crew Dragon

It’s MAJOR! NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Flight Test of Crew Dragon

By | Jan 21, 2020
NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 19. This ... read more
SpaceX Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Viewing Details

SpaceX Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Viewing Details

By | Jan 17, 2020
1/16 Update: Early weather reports positive for SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test With the launch of SpaceX’s in-flight abort demonstration three ... read more
The Interns are Coming! (Here’s How to Help)

The Interns are Coming! (Here’s How to Help)

By Abel Morelos | Jan 16, 2020
Exploring the extraordinary every day sounds like lots of fun — and it is — but it’s not always an easy task for NASA interns. There ... read more
Elementary Kids Reach for Infinity—and Beyond

Elementary Kids Reach for Infinity—and Beyond

By Catherine Ragin Williams | Jan 14, 2020
Texas elementary kids participating in extracurricular aerospace education programs took off for the Red Planet on Nov. 15 and ... read more
Peep the Graduates!

Peep the Graduates!

By | Jan 13, 2020
NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Jan. 10. The new astronauts successfully completed more than two years of required ... view gallery
Fifty Years Ago: Apollo 13 Launch Date Reset

Fifty Years Ago: Apollo 13 Launch Date Reset

By John Uri | Jan 13, 2020
Following a highly successful 1969 that saw four Apollo missions, including the first human Moon landing, 1970 began on a less ... read more
Newest Astronauts to Graduate Friday

Newest Astronauts to Graduate Friday

By | Jan 8, 2020
The newest class of astronauts, consisting of 11 NASA candidates and two Canadian Space Agency (CSA) candidates, are set to graduate later ... read more
Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test

Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test

By Marie Lewis | Jan 7, 2020
From NASA CCP Blog:NASA and Boeing are in the process of establishing a joint, independent investigation team to examine the primary issues ... read more
My Day as a Test Director

My Day as a Test Director

By | Jan 6, 2020
Before NASA sends materials to space, it is important to ensure that the materials are safe for use in space. Part of this safety testing ... read more
JSC Comes Together for a Holiday Launch

JSC Comes Together for a Holiday Launch

By | Jan 6, 2020
Before JSC celebrated the holidays, the team came together to celebrate the Orbital Flight Test of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner. Check out ... view gallery
100 Years Ago: Space Artist Robert McCall Born

100 Years Ago: Space Artist Robert McCall Born

By John Uri | Jan 2, 2020
Dec. 23, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of space artist Robert T. “Bob” McCall. Born in Columbus, Ohio, McCall ... read more