Roundup Reads

2013 Roundup Reads

Finding freedom in freewheeling

Finding freedom in freewheeling

By | Dec 19, 2013
Sue Austin, Multimedia, Performance and Installation artist, visited Johnson Space Center on Dec. 4 to share her story with employees as ... read more
Jennifer Mason wins POWER of One Bronze Award

Jennifer Mason wins POWER of One Bronze Award

By | Dec 19, 2013
Proficiency in government administration, political science and international relations can make a big difference even in a tech-centric ... read more
Noha Sahnoune reaches for the stars

Noha Sahnoune reaches for the stars

By | Dec 13, 2013
Noha Sahnoune is a Pathways Intern in the Chief Financial Officer’s Property Accounting Branch at Johnson Space Center. She is also a ... read more
Challenge brings opportunity for NASA HUNCH students to work with Texas Aggies

Challenge brings opportunity for NASA HUNCH students to work with Texas Aggies

By | Dec 11, 2013
Across the country, a number of high school students are working daily to design and manufacture training and flight-certified hardware and ... read more
A cup of Joe, and a new direction to go

A cup of Joe, and a new direction to go

By | Dec 10, 2013
Coffee can fix a lot of woes, especially after a quick jolt of caffeine to the system. And when the existing affliction is a lack of ... read more
Time in a Bottle: Preserving JSC 2013

Time in a Bottle: Preserving JSC 2013

By | Dec 10, 2013
When Glenn Holt, facility manager, was surveying construction to add foundation piers to Building 37, he realized he had a great opportunity ... read more
ISS Weekly News Show Premieres

ISS Weekly News Show Premieres

By | Dec 9, 2013
It’s here – your weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station (ISS). All set up in a 2-minute ... read more
Virtual Reality Lab: Then and now

Virtual Reality Lab: Then and now

By | Dec 3, 2013
Dec. 5 marks the 20th anniversary of the Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRL) at Johnson Space Center. The VRL is an immersive training ... read more
Breaking communication barriers

Breaking communication barriers

By | Nov 25, 2013
For Disability Employment Awareness Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring disabled or impaired employees who use advanced technologies to ... read more
Astronaut Chris Cassidy: Mission Complete

Astronaut Chris Cassidy: Mission Complete

By | Nov 20, 2013
Chris Cassidy had an exciting 166 days in space from spotting an unidentified floating object to introducing ESPN's SportsCenter Front Row. ... read more
Meet Marcos Stocco, veteran of NASA’s Mission Control Center

Meet Marcos Stocco, veteran of NASA’s Mission Control Center

By | Nov 19, 2013
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few Hispanic-American employees whose culture and history have helped shaped ... read more
First NASA co-op students share their experiences of a budding space agency

First NASA co-op students share their experiences of a budding space agency

By | Nov 19, 2013
Back when Interstate 45 tapered into two feeder roads heading into the extreme southern Houston area not yet dubbed Clear Lake City, five ... read more
Christi Worstell helps provide the power to fly

Christi Worstell helps provide the power to fly

By | Nov 13, 2013
Space and engineering sparked Christi Worstell’s interest at an early age. Today she’s using that spark to provide electricity ... read more
Notice anything different around site? Change is in the air (and the water)…

Notice anything different around site? Change is in the air (and the water)…

By | Nov 12, 2013
The Center Operations Directorate is in the process of several projects that will improve our Johnson Space Center campus. Building ... read more
Meet your friendly hero: Carlos Martinez

Meet your friendly hero: Carlos Martinez

By | Nov 5, 2013
On Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at a Jacobs company picnic, Terry Hamilton (sister of NASA White Sands Test Facility employee Kim Hamilton) ... read more
Local firefighters visit JSC’s Child Care Center, educate kids on fire safety

Local firefighters visit JSC’s Child Care Center, educate kids on fire safety

By | Nov 4, 2013
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, members of the League City Fire Department paid a visit on Oct. 11 to Johnson Space Center’s ... read more
Starport dares to scare on Oct. 25

Starport dares to scare on Oct. 25

By | Oct 30, 2013
Just in time for Halloween, Starport gave Johnson Space Center families goose bumps on Oct. 25 during the annual Kids' Fright Fest Bash. ... view gallery
Great Minds in STEM recognizes NASA Engineer George Salazar

Great Minds in STEM recognizes NASA Engineer George Salazar

By | Oct 28, 2013
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few Hispanic-American employees whose culture and history has helped shaped ... read more
Orion Comes to Life

Orion Comes to Life

By | Oct 28, 2013
At the start of Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), in the Fall of 2014, Orion will be launched aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket. EFT-1 is a ... read more
Rocio Garcia credits mentors for her fast-track career success

Rocio Garcia credits mentors for her fast-track career success

By | Oct 22, 2013
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few Hispanic-American employees whose culture and history has helped shaped ... read more
Former astronaut Steven R. Nagel unveils a Johnson Space Center White Sands Test Facility Display at the El Paso International Airport

Former astronaut Steven R. Nagel unveils a Johnson Space Center White Sands Test Facility Display at the El Paso International Airport

By | Oct 21, 2013
The El Paso International Airport (EPIA) is celebrating its 85th anniversary by highlighting local history and connections. The NASA Forward ... read more
University students create and design experiment to test in the National Lab

University students create and design experiment to test in the National Lab

By | Sep 30, 2013
The National Laboratory Education Project provides opportunities for primary investigators to create experiments to fly and test in the ... read more
MAES recognizes JSC Director Ellen Ochoa with Excelencia Award

MAES recognizes JSC Director Ellen Ochoa with Excelencia Award

By | Sep 30, 2013
During the 39th annual MAES symposium in Houston on Sept. 27, Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa was recognized with a MAES Bravo ... read more
Space Station Work Serves As Film’s Dramatic Backdrop

Space Station Work Serves As Film’s Dramatic Backdrop

By | Sep 27, 2013
In the new Warner Bros. movie "Gravity," two astronauts find themselves adrift in space and struggling for survival after their ... read more
3...2...1...We Have Liftoff!

3...2...1...We Have Liftoff!

By | Sep 26, 2013
Three new Expedition 37 crew members, Oleg Kotov, Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy, lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ... read more
Students shine during NASA summer camps

Students shine during NASA summer camps

By | Sep 16, 2013
Dozens of NASA-themed summer camps engaged and excited students with astronaut appearances, rocket launches, space food exhibits and even ... read more
Educators relearn the correct way to demonstrate the movement of molecules

Educators relearn the correct way to demonstrate the movement of molecules

By | Sep 12, 2013
Diffusion refers to the movement of molecules, and is prevalent everywhere. In order for cells and body tissues to survive and absorb ... read more
NASA’s White Sands Test Facility’s Fabulously Fun Food Drive helps local families

NASA’s White Sands Test Facility’s Fabulously Fun Food Drive helps local families

By | Sep 12, 2013
Lorenzo Alba Jr., executive director, Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Bank, talked with employees at the White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) ... read more
Michael C. Jansen: The merging of two passions

Michael C. Jansen: The merging of two passions

By | Sep 10, 2013
The classic artist reaches for a brush, pen or pencil, or perhaps a pastel crayon to paint or sketch.   Michael Jansen, for three ... read more
Lunar sample program shows that space rocks

Lunar sample program shows that space rocks

By | Sep 10, 2013
What’s one of the best ways to inform the public about space? By bringing space to the public! That’s what Dr. Dilip Adhikari, ... read more
Chasing down an asteroid

Chasing down an asteroid

By | Aug 27, 2013
Home of U.S. human spaceflight control leads mission planning “This is Mission Control, Houston.”   Almost everyone ... read more
NASA 905 finds home at Space Center Houston

NASA 905 finds home at Space Center Houston

By | Aug 27, 2013
The Boeing Co. and Space Center Houston recently announced plans to permanently relocate NASA 905, a retired Boeing 747 airplane known as ... read more
Nyberg introduces Carrie Underwood, gives graduation speech

Nyberg introduces Carrie Underwood, gives graduation speech

By | Aug 26, 2013
Who had the opportunity to introduce Grammy winner Carrie Underwood at country music festival, WE Fest "Livin' the Dream in ... read more
Bronze POWER of One winner Krystin Mitchell focuses on team success

Bronze POWER of One winner Krystin Mitchell focuses on team success

By | Aug 22, 2013
Krystin Mitchell may be the embodiment of teamwork—teamwork in motion. The youthful member of Johnson Space Center’s property ... read more
A new generation of astronauts arrive to JSC

A new generation of astronauts arrive to JSC

By | Aug 21, 2013
America’s eight new astronaut candidates, nicknamed the "Eight Balls", make their first appearance in front of the media on Aug. 20 at ... read more
Summer camp students connect to NASA"s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

Summer camp students connect to NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

By | Aug 15, 2013
Students at museums and science centers across the country recently participated in a unique video conference hosted by NASA’s Digital ... read more
Sans suds, Nyberg shares daily adventures aboard space station

Sans suds, Nyberg shares daily adventures aboard space station

By | Aug 13, 2013
Expedition 36 astronaut Karen Nyberg has been sharing her time in space with the world through video and photos since she arrived on the ... read more
NASA engineer defies stereotypes and encourages girls to take on STEM

NASA engineer defies stereotypes and encourages girls to take on STEM

By | Aug 13, 2013
Abigail Ryan, a fuel cell engineer in the Energy Conversion Systems Branch of the Propulsion and Power Division at Johnson Space Center, is ... read more
Partnerships make missions possible

Partnerships make missions possible

By | Aug 7, 2013
A relationship that began more than 50 years ago between NASA and Textron Defense Systems continues today through the Orion Program, where ... read more
Undergraduate students test bone and muscle experiments aboard reduced-gravity flights

Undergraduate students test bone and muscle experiments aboard reduced-gravity flights

By | Aug 6, 2013
Changes in environments can alter the results of most science experiments. More specifically, a reduced-gravity environment can have ... read more
NASA Johnson Space Center encourages young women to pursue STEM careers

NASA Johnson Space Center encourages young women to pursue STEM careers

By | Aug 1, 2013
NASA’s Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars (WISH) program provides young women with a NASA-unique opportunity in science, ... read more
JSAT welcomes new leaders at award ceremony

JSAT welcomes new leaders at award ceremony

By | Aug 1, 2013
The Johnson Space Center Safety and Health Action Team (JSAT) has kicked off a new year of activities and leadership for the 2013-2014 term. ... read more
You CAN—and did—CANstruct for JSC Feeds Families

You CAN—and did—CANstruct for JSC Feeds Families

By | Jul 31, 2013
Johnson Space Center made the call for canned goods and food items to buoy the JSC Feeds Families food drive, and JSC team members heeded ... view gallery
Train Like An Astronaut

Train Like An Astronaut

By | Jul 31, 2013
Ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins can tell you one major component is being healthy and fit. He is ... read more
JSC Feeds Families … by stuffing a truck

JSC Feeds Families … by stuffing a truck

By | Jul 30, 2013
The Johnson Space Center family has, in the past, been the largest contributor to the Galveston Food Bank. Without the generous donations ... view gallery
Perfectly matched: Sci-fi meets spaceflight

Perfectly matched: Sci-fi meets spaceflight

By | Jul 24, 2013
In an interesting turn of events, almost like the twist in a plot of a good book, Johnson Space Center inspired some of the nation’s ... read more
Destination Station brings the wonders of space station home

Destination Station brings the wonders of space station home

By | Jul 2, 2013
While an unobtrusive laboratory whirls above our heads 365 days a year, a more intensive campaign is happening on Earthen ground to acquaint ... read more
Spotlight on Katie Boyles, Aerospace Engineer

Spotlight on Katie Boyles, Aerospace Engineer

By | Jul 1, 2013
Q: Coolest part of your job at Johnson Space Center? A: I have loved being able to work on a variety of programs/projects (Space ... read more
NASA Social participants get an inside look at space station science

NASA Social participants get an inside look at space station science

By | Jun 18, 2013
Johnson Space Center welcomed 30 social media users to learn about research on the International Space Station, tour facilities, attend the ... read more
Spacewalk lessons learned

Spacewalk lessons learned

By | Jun 17, 2013
There may be no greater image that represents exploration than that of a human being in a spacesuit—a spaceship for one. This narrated ... read more
Reduced-gravity program kicks off summer with undergraduate experiments

Reduced-gravity program kicks off summer with undergraduate experiments

By | Jun 17, 2013
Undergraduate students from various universities participated in the second flight week of NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight ... read more
Johnson Space Center team members pay their respects to fallen Houston Fire Department heroes

Johnson Space Center team members pay their respects to fallen Houston Fire Department heroes

By | Jun 6, 2013
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Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit showcases the Johnson Space Center team and "heartware"

Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit showcases the Johnson Space Center team and 'heartware'

By | May 31, 2013
Plenty of Johnson Space Center “heartware” will go on display as the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit opens on June 29 at the ... read more
Young NASA interns finish in Career Exploration Program’s final year

Young NASA interns finish in Career Exploration Program’s final year

By | May 30, 2013
Students in the Career Exploration Program (CEP), the student internship program at Johnson Space Center, were recognized in an awards ... read more
A JSC IRD innovator—Chad Parks

A JSC IRD innovator—Chad Parks

By | May 22, 2013
At Johnson Space Center, the word “innovation” has a massively familiar ring to it. It’s a reflection of the thousands ... read more
Another shuttle treasure to come to Space Center Houston for display

Another shuttle treasure to come to Space Center Houston for display

By | May 8, 2013
On May 2, Space Center Houston (SCH) was officially awarded a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) for permanent display. SCA NASA 905, one of two ... read more
Innovation 2013 kicks off with an afternoon of creating, collaborating and connecting

Innovation 2013 kicks off with an afternoon of creating, collaborating and connecting

By | May 8, 2013
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Curiosity wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy

Curiosity wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy

By | May 1, 2013
The team in charge of successfully landing NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in ... read more
Johnson Space Center continues to be a winner in technology

Johnson Space Center continues to be a winner in technology

By | Apr 29, 2013
Following closely on the heels of awards given to Johnson Space Center on behalf of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Mid-Continent ... read more
Lessons taught in the classroom come alive aboard reduced-gravity flights

Lessons taught in the classroom come alive aboard reduced-gravity flights

By | Apr 26, 2013
It is commonly known that teachers have the ability to change a student’s life. NASA has always been a huge supporter of teachers and ... read more
Giving back to the future (from the volunteer perspective

Giving back to the future (from the volunteer perspective

By | Apr 24, 2013
NASA team members promoted Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at Gregg Elementary from Feb. 5 to March 6. Fourth- and ... read more
Music on the Mall celebrates Earth Day

Music on the Mall celebrates Earth Day

By | Apr 24, 2013
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Center management checks out a not-so-secret garden in advance of Earth Day

Center management checks out a not-so-secret garden in advance of Earth Day

By | Apr 19, 2013
Up on the rooftop native wildflowers abound! Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa, along with JSC Deputy Director Steve Altemus and ... read more
	 Team Everest group inspires with stories of courage and triumph

Team Everest group inspires with stories of courage and triumph

By | Apr 12, 2013
Exploration is not just limited to the able-bodied, and that is something Gary Guller, expedition leader of a group of people with a wide ... read more
The 2013 Spring Safety, Health and Environmental Fair

The 2013 Spring Safety, Health and Environmental Fair

By | Apr 5, 2013
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Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut, Team USA 2013

Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut, Team USA 2013

By | Apr 1, 2013
Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut is an international health and fitness challenge that encourages students to live a healthier lifestyle ... read more
What’s left to accomplish after 46 years of service to NASA? Why, more

What’s left to accomplish after 46 years of service to NASA? Why, more

By | Mar 28, 2013
Milt Heflin insists he's "old school." And Johnson Space Center's recently retired associate director (technical) also ... read more
Bringing creativity back like it’s 1958

Bringing creativity back like it’s 1958

By | Mar 25, 2013
There’s a new take on an old building in town, and it’s guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Building 35—a ... read more
Users spoke, and IRD listened

Users spoke, and IRD listened

By | Mar 20, 2013
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A real past and present connection to the moon

A real past and present connection to the moon

By | Mar 18, 2013
This breathtaking picture of the crescent moon above Johnson Space Center’s S-band dish atop Building 44, home to JSC’s ... read more
Johnson Space Center goes "blue" for green energy

Johnson Space Center goes 'blue' for green energy

By | Mar 11, 2013
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FalconSat-6 nurtures collaboration between young cadets and NASA

FalconSat-6 nurtures collaboration between young cadets and NASA

By | Mar 7, 2013
Long running professional relationships, like those forged over the years between Johnson Space Center and the U.S. Air Force, have a ... read more
Space and basketball collide at the NBA All-Star Jam Session

Space and basketball collide at the NBA All-Star Jam Session

By | Feb 25, 2013
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‘King of the Sands’ relinquishes his crown

‘King of the Sands’ relinquishes his crown

By | Feb 25, 2013
After 34 years of government service, 25 of that with NASA and 20 years as manager of the White Sands Space Harbor (WSSH), Robert ... read more
Silver Snoopy Award presented to Robert Kowalski

Silver Snoopy Award presented to Robert Kowalski

By | Feb 22, 2013
Robert Kowalski of NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) was presented the prestigious Silver Snoopy Award on Oct. 29, 2012, by Mike ... read more
Heroes among us recognized at Space Center Houston

Heroes among us recognized at Space Center Houston

By | Feb 12, 2013
A unique group of Johnson Space Center team members united for a recognition ceremony in the parking lot of Space Center Houston on Jan. 23. ... read more
Remembering our friends and colleagues during NASA"s Day of Remembrance

Remembering our friends and colleagues during NASA's Day of Remembrance

By | Jan 31, 2013
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