Roundup Reads

2014 Roundup Reads

Need summer interns?

Need summer interns?

By | Dec 30, 2014
Need summer interns? Find out how to get help for your organization and sharpen the skills of our next-generation workforce at the same ... read more
Angelo Casaburri leaves JSC with a legacy of knowledge and dedication to educators and students across the country

Angelo Casaburri leaves JSC with a legacy of knowledge and dedication to educators and students across the country

By | Dec 29, 2014
A JSC veteran since 1981, Angelo Casaburri has spent his career engaging thousands of teachers and students sharing the knowledge of ... read more
Those Aren"t Reindeer on Building 12

Those Aren't Reindeer on Building 12

By | Dec 16, 2014
Have you spotted the new additions to Building 12’s roofline?  No, it’s not reindeer hanging out on the roof, its the ... read more
It"s All About That Space!

It's All About That Space!

By | Dec 15, 2014
The Pathways Interns of JSC have outdone themselves with a new music video called "All About That Space" based off of Meghan ... read more
President Obama recognizes Orion Chief Engineer Julie Kramer White

President Obama recognizes Orion Chief Engineer Julie Kramer White

By | Dec 9, 2014
"Let's face it, usually what we do isn't rocket science...unless it is!" President Obama, speaking to the Senior Executive ... read more
Relive Orion"s beautiful launch and flawless mission

Relive Orion's beautiful launch and flawless mission

By | Dec 5, 2014
NASA marked a major milestone Friday on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling ... read more
Pre-Service Teacher Institute Reveals Benefits of Using NASA to Teach STEM

Pre-Service Teacher Institute Reveals Benefits of Using NASA to Teach STEM

By | Dec 4, 2014
Johnson Space Center (JSC) completed its last round of the 2014 Pre-Service Institute (PSTI) this November. This activity enrolled 80 ... read more
America—and Johnson Space Center—recycles

America—and Johnson Space Center—recycles

By | Dec 2, 2014
Johnson Space Center got in on the action for America Recycles Day on Nov. 13 with an eco-friendly book swap, inspiring TED videos, free ... view gallery
Deborah Urbanski crusades for equality with the Differently Abled Advisory Group

Deborah Urbanski crusades for equality with the Differently Abled Advisory Group

By | Dec 1, 2014
The October 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower,” which demonstrates the ... read more
Sesame Street characters "on board" as NASA counts down to Orion"s test flight

Sesame Street characters 'on board' as NASA counts down to Orion's test flight

By | Dec 1, 2014
When Sesame Street premiered Nov. 10, 1969, humans had just set foot on the moon for the first time. The show is now in its 45th season, and ... read more
Join Dr. Ochoa at #JSCelebrates

Join Dr. Ochoa at #JSCelebrates

By | Nov 19, 2014
#JSCelebrates (use the hashtag to follow the fun that day) tickets are now available at all Starport locations, as well as ... read more
Well-traveled star quilt brings crafters together—and will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy

Well-traveled star quilt brings crafters together—and will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy

By | Nov 17, 2014
Star quilting blocks aligned over the past year to create an out-of-this-world astronomical quilt that pulled together the talents of an ... read more
Party like it"s 2014 with Orion

Party like it's 2014 with Orion

By | Nov 15, 2014
Got tickets yet to the launch-viewing event and celebration at Space Center Houston? Doors open at 5 a.m. to watch Orion make history. ... read more
Doing space station differently, we can RISE to a new future

Doing space station differently, we can RISE to a new future

By | Nov 13, 2014
This past August, International Space Station (ISS) Program Manager Mike Suffredini approved the charter of a small team to leave their ... read more
Center Ops Director Joel Walker lauded as a ‘Sustainability Hero’

Center Ops Director Joel Walker lauded as a ‘Sustainability Hero’

By | Nov 5, 2014
Though he may be missing an honorary cape, Johnson Space Center’s Director of Center Operations is a hero nonetheless—of the ... read more
A ghoulishly good time

A ghoulishly good time

By | Nov 4, 2014
Well before the witching hour on Halloween, Johnson Space Center’s littlest family members crept and crawled on-site to regale JSC ... view gallery
Put a bow on it—NASA’s Orion spacecraft is complete

Put a bow on it—NASA’s Orion spacecraft is complete

By | Oct 31, 2014
NASA’s new Orion spacecraft received finishing touches Oct. 30, marking the conclusion of construction on the first spacecraft ... read more
Texas 4-H students blast off at Johnson Space Center

Texas 4-H students blast off at Johnson Space Center

By | Oct 30, 2014
Oct. 8 was a jam-packed day of scientific engagement for youth across the country as they participated in the seventh annual 4-H National ... read more
Ochoa Recognized During Hispanic Heritage Month

Ochoa Recognized During Hispanic Heritage Month

By | Oct 20, 2014
Johnson Space Center director Ellen Ochoa has been making headlines during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, Americans observe ... read more
NASA premieres ‘Trial by Fire’ video on Orion’s flight test

NASA premieres ‘Trial by Fire’ video on Orion’s flight test

By | Oct 9, 2014
Orion is less than 60 days away from blasting off into space for a flight that will put its critical safety systems to the test. To show you ... read more
Send your name on NASA’s Journey to Mars—beginning with Orion’s first flight

Send your name on NASA’s Journey to Mars—beginning with Orion’s first flight

By | Oct 8, 2014
If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles ... NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations ... read more
Dorothy Ruiz-Martinez moved forward after first looking up

Dorothy Ruiz-Martinez moved forward after first looking up

By | Oct 6, 2014
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character and culture have helped shape them into the ... read more
From spacemen ... to ironmen

From spacemen ... to ironmen

By | Oct 1, 2014
Having already conquered “the final frontier” many times over, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency (ESA) ... read more
JSC, Armand Bayou celebrate 40 years of partnership in caring for our planet

JSC, Armand Bayou celebrate 40 years of partnership in caring for our planet

By | Sep 30, 2014
Like good neighbors everywhere, Johnson Space Center and the Armand Bayou Nature Center share more than a fence line.   Their long ... read more
Diego Rodriguez credits education, hard work for creating opportunities of a lifetime

Diego Rodriguez credits education, hard work for creating opportunities of a lifetime

By | Sep 29, 2014
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character and culture have helped shape them into the ... read more
Artistry in action video challenge: How will space benefit humanity?

Artistry in action video challenge: How will space benefit humanity?

By | Sep 24, 2014
Ever read a good science-fiction book or watch a futuristic movie like “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Ender's ... read more
NASA manager honored for launching new era of private-sector spacecraft

NASA manager honored for launching new era of private-sector spacecraft

By | Sep 23, 2014
Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at Johnson Space Center, was presented a prestigious medal for ... read more
Teresa Gomez concentrates her talents to organize astronaut selections, blood drives

Teresa Gomez concentrates her talents to organize astronaut selections, blood drives

By | Sep 19, 2014
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character and culture have helped shaped them into the ... read more
Meet Johnson Space Center"s ‘everyday Einsteins’ featured in Reader"s Digest

Meet Johnson Space Center's ‘everyday Einsteins’ featured in Reader's Digest

By | Sep 16, 2014
Astronaut Mike Hopkins and International Space Station Assistant Program Scientist Camille Alleyne, Ph.D., are featured in this ... view gallery
Jason Mraz sings to NASA astronauts on the ISS

Jason Mraz sings to NASA astronauts on the ISS

By | Sep 10, 2014
[View the story "Jason Mraz sings to NASA astronauts on the ISS" on Storify] ... read more
The latest benefit from your space station

The latest benefit from your space station

By | Sep 3, 2014
Last week, the latest Benefits For Humanity video Found at Sea was released with the help of people across the Johnson Space Center External ... read more
Need spring interns?

Need spring interns?

By | Sep 2, 2014
Need spring interns? Find out how to get help for your organization and sharpen the skills of our next-generation workforce at the same ... read more
... and the trucks were stuffed and puffed

... and the trucks were stuffed and puffed

By | Aug 28, 2014
Johnson Space Center Deputy Director Kirk Shireman threw down the gauntlet only days before, asking JSC team members to bring in food ... view gallery
Bring Our Children to Work Day 2014 inspires, captivates little explorers

Bring Our Children to Work Day 2014 inspires, captivates little explorers

By | Aug 28, 2014
On Aug. 14, explorers of the mini variety arrived at Space Center Houston bright and early for a day filled with innovation and exploration ... view gallery
A lone spacesuit proves to be a model patient for a CT-imaging collaboration

A lone spacesuit proves to be a model patient for a CT-imaging collaboration

By | Aug 27, 2014
It's no surprise that even the heads of seasoned medical professionals turned for a double take recently when Johnson Space Center ... read more
Join the parade for JSC Feeds Families

Join the parade for JSC Feeds Families

By | Aug 25, 2014
This year’s “Stuff the Truck” is in full swing, and for the big finale, the goal is to collect 60,000 pounds of food for ... read more
Amazing flame comes to life in Space Station microgravity combustion science

Amazing flame comes to life in Space Station microgravity combustion science

By | Aug 21, 2014
From ignition to pulsating-jellyfish then warp-drive ending!  Understanding combustion may lead to more efficient engines and ... read more
Independence rises to the occasion (atop a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft)

Independence rises to the occasion (atop a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft)

By | Aug 18, 2014
On Aug. 14, before the sweltering afternoon sun had set in over Clear Lake, a drama of the spaceflight sort was taking place at Space ... view gallery
Destination station tells the story of the International Space Station

Destination station tells the story of the International Space Station

By | Aug 13, 2014
With 15 years of established operations and national laboratory status, the International Space Station (ISS) has become a critical ... read more
Rise of Independence

Rise of Independence

By | Aug 12, 2014
Space Center Houston is ready for the Rise of Independence, a special event where the space shuttle orbiter model, Independence, will be ... read more
A ‘taste’ of what’s to come for human spaceflight

A ‘taste’ of what’s to come for human spaceflight

By | Aug 6, 2014
In anticipation of Orion’s upcoming test flight this December, the Orion Program held a cake-decorating contest on July 15 to give ... view gallery
JSC Feeds Families ramps up for the finish line

JSC Feeds Families ramps up for the finish line

By | Aug 6, 2014
An ice cream social, silent auction and decorated truck parade … what do these things have in common? All three are examples of the ... read more
NEEMO 18 aquanauts complete underwater mission

NEEMO 18 aquanauts complete underwater mission

By | Aug 4, 2014
Four astronauts splashed up from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean on July 29, bringing to a successful close the 18th NASA Extreme ... read more
Kim Reppa is an ally to the LGBT community … and all the planet’s residents

Kim Reppa is an ally to the LGBT community … and all the planet’s residents

By | Jul 31, 2014
As an environmental and ecological engineering major at Purdue, Kim Reppa has a soft spot when it comes to making the Earth a better place ... read more
Final Flight of European Space Vehicle to Space Station Goes Out With a “Big Bang”

Final Flight of European Space Vehicle to Space Station Goes Out With a “Big Bang”

By | Jul 29, 2014
The fifth and final mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), scheduled ... read more
Karen Armstrong’s mastery of organization for Engineering results in a POWER of One award

Karen Armstrong’s mastery of organization for Engineering results in a POWER of One award

By | Jul 23, 2014
Drawing from a background that includes early design studies for the International Space Station, experience with Mission Operations and ... read more
NASA explores additional undersea missions with NEEMO projects 18 and 19

NASA explores additional undersea missions with NEEMO projects 18 and 19

By | Jul 21, 2014
NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) is gearing up for two underwater projects, 18 and 19, during the months of July ... read more
Better highway barriers using NASA technology could save lives

Better highway barriers using NASA technology could save lives

By | Jul 14, 2014
Highway safety barriers may become taller, softer and safer thanks to NASA-developed technology and a startup company that hopes to make ... read more
Scientists seek answers with space station thyroid cancer study

Scientists seek answers with space station thyroid cancer study

By | Jun 27, 2014
The multi-national efforts that go into research aboard the International Space Station show that working together can yield results with ... read more
Sally Ride: America"s first woman in space

Sally Ride: America's first woman in space

By | Jun 23, 2014
Ride’s place in history will forever be secure as the plucky, 32-year-old physicist with the winning grin who rocketed into space on ... read more
Reid Wiseman sends the first Vine video from space

Reid Wiseman sends the first Vine video from space

By | Jun 13, 2014
[View the story "Reid Wiseman sends the first Vine video from space" on Storify] ... read more
Too young to be an astronaut? Join the Orion mission anyway

Too young to be an astronaut? Join the Orion mission anyway

By | Jun 10, 2014
School-aged children can join participants from around the world to celebrate Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1 by taking the ... read more
Johnson Space Center’s Arc Jet Facilities engineered human spaceflight programs for decades

Johnson Space Center’s Arc Jet Facilities engineered human spaceflight programs for decades

By | Jun 2, 2014
From its opening in September 1963 until its closing earlier this year, Johnson Space Center’s “Arc Jet” facilities were ... read more
Shamim Rahman’s professional journey is paved with education

Shamim Rahman’s professional journey is paved with education

By | May 30, 2014
For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character and culture have helped ... read more
Strong bones and fewer renal stones for astronauts

Strong bones and fewer renal stones for astronauts

By | May 21, 2014
We learn as kids that taking vitamins and exercising helps us to build strong bones and promotes health. To maintain this practice of good ... read more
How does Joreen Lee benefit Johnson Space Center? Let us count the ways

How does Joreen Lee benefit Johnson Space Center? Let us count the ways

By | May 19, 2014
For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character and culture have helped ... read more
JSC bids farewell to spring interns, welcomes summer interns

JSC bids farewell to spring interns, welcomes summer interns

By | May 13, 2014
Johnson Space Center said a fond farewell recently to more than 25 spring interns that had been working at the center during the spring ... read more
Good diet, proper exercise help protect astronauts’ bones

Good diet, proper exercise help protect astronauts’ bones

By | May 8, 2014
Eating right and exercising hard in space helps protect International Space Station astronauts' bones, a finding that may help solve one ... read more
RNASA Foundation honors NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

RNASA Foundation honors NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

By | May 7, 2014
The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation presented the 2014 National Space Trophy to NASA Administrator Charles F. ... read more
‘Mother Earth’ shines during Earth Day 2014

‘Mother Earth’ shines during Earth Day 2014

By | May 1, 2014
It was Mother Earth’s time to shine on April 22, and Johnson Space Center team members took part in Earth Day festivities with the ... view gallery
Bovine baby

Bovine baby

By | Apr 30, 2014
Sure, taxes are painful … but do you know what’s really painful? Labor. One beautiful bovine from Johnson Space Center’s ... view gallery
NASA astronaut visits patients at Riley at IU Health

NASA astronaut visits patients at Riley at IU Health

By | Apr 29, 2014
Three, two, one … blast off! Pediatric patients got a taste of outer space April 28 when NASA embarked on its latest mission: ... read more
Halloween comes early—‘Blood Moon’ makes an appearance April 15

Halloween comes early—‘Blood Moon’ makes an appearance April 15

By | Apr 16, 2014
Americans had more to tremble about than just “tax day” this April 15. The “Blood Moon” made an appearance, along ... read more
Quadcopters conquer planetary terrain and provide real-world engineering experiences

Quadcopters conquer planetary terrain and provide real-world engineering experiences

By | Apr 16, 2014
What better way for 16 young Johnson Space Center professionals to flex their newly acquired systems engineering skills than to gather early ... read more
JSC’s Earth Day activity: ‘Music on the Mall’ is back

JSC’s Earth Day activity: ‘Music on the Mall’ is back

By | Apr 15, 2014
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Go big or go home—the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is doing both, and more, April 28 to 30

Go big or go home—the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is doing both, and more, April 28 to 30

By | Apr 10, 2014
The space shuttle orbiter mock-up has been a lonesome bird at Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center’s official visitor center, ... read more
Peacekeeper safing at the White Sands Test Facility—the ultimate re-use project

Peacekeeper safing at the White Sands Test Facility—the ultimate re-use project

By | Apr 9, 2014
NASA Johnson Space Center’s White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) contracted with the United States Air Force (USAF) to safe Peacekeeper ... read more
Deborah Buscher is ‘all in’ when it comes to work and volunteer efforts

Deborah Buscher is ‘all in’ when it comes to work and volunteer efforts

By | Apr 9, 2014
For Women’s History Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few women employees whose character, courage and commitment have helped ... read more
Dwight Howard Visits JSC

Dwight Howard Visits JSC

By | Apr 7, 2014
Dwight Howard, a professional basketball player new to the Houston Rockets, visited JSC on March 25 to film skits for The Dwight Howard Show ... read more
NASA co-op and intern go beyond ‘what if’ to conquer Mount Everest

NASA co-op and intern go beyond ‘what if’ to conquer Mount Everest

By | Apr 2, 2014
For Johnson Space Center cooperative-education (co-op) student Tanaya Bhardwaj and intern Stefan Djordjevic, being at NASA didn’t just ... read more
Vote for NASA"s Z-2 Spacesuit Design

Vote for NASA's Z-2 Spacesuit Design

By | Apr 1, 2014
NASA's Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. As a follow-up to the previous Z-1 suit, ... read more
Mary Smith never loses sight of her dream

Mary Smith never loses sight of her dream

By | Mar 31, 2014
For Women’s History Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few women employees whose character, courage and commitment have helped ... read more
Debbie Trainor prepares others for great things while accomplishing her own

Debbie Trainor prepares others for great things while accomplishing her own

By | Mar 26, 2014
For Women’s History Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few women employees whose character, courage and commitment have helped ... read more
UR-1 launches groundbreaking research to the ISS

UR-1 launches groundbreaking research to the ISS

By | Mar 10, 2014
Scheduled for launch and on-orbit operations on Space-X 3, March 16, 2014, the University Research- 1 (UR-1) research is focused on the ... read more
Film Festival highlights the Civil Rights movement

Film Festival highlights the Civil Rights movement

By | Mar 7, 2014
On Feb. 5 and 7, Johnson Space Center’s African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) invited the JSC family to commemorate the ... view gallery
NASA Goes to SXSW

NASA Goes to SXSW

By | Mar 6, 2014
NASA seeks to answer the unknown. At SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, attendees will find out how NASA is answering the tough ... read more
Can we get a rousing YEEHAW?

Can we get a rousing YEEHAW?

By | Mar 4, 2014
The Texas Independence Trail Ride, a precursor to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, carved its way through the Johnson Space Center on ... view gallery
Gene Kranz is recognized by the US Air Force

Gene Kranz is recognized by the US Air Force

By | Feb 25, 2014
Air University, United States Air Force, has selected  Gene Kranz as a 2013 AFROTC Distinguished Alumni. Mr. Kranz was the NASA Mission ... read more
Even when confined to a chamber, Fred Smith finds the possibilities at NASA limitless

Even when confined to a chamber, Fred Smith finds the possibilities at NASA limitless

By | Feb 25, 2014
For Black History Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few African-American employees whose culture and history have helped shaped them ... read more
Largest flock of Earth-imaging satellites launch into orbit from space station

Largest flock of Earth-imaging satellites launch into orbit from space station

By | Feb 19, 2014
It is often said that if everyone had the opportunity to see Earth from the perspective of astronauts in space, respect and admiration ... read more
Jannette Bolden embraces family—her own and JSC’s—to make an impact

Jannette Bolden embraces family—her own and JSC’s—to make an impact

By | Feb 13, 2014
For Black History Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few African-American employees whose culture and history have helped shaped them ... read more
‘Sandbox’ gives Engineers Without Borders space to expand technologies

‘Sandbox’ gives Engineers Without Borders space to expand technologies

By | Jan 29, 2014
On Jan. 19, the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Johnson Space Center chapter took to the “sandbox” in Building 348 to further ... read more
Nine beautiful images taken from the ISS and one amazing video

Nine beautiful images taken from the ISS and one amazing video

By | Jan 24, 2014
Images from space have been increasingly popular in the news and on social media. Astronauts living on the International Space Station ... read more
Day of Remembrance highlights connection between JSC and Houston Fire Department

Day of Remembrance highlights connection between JSC and Houston Fire Department

By | Jan 22, 2014
On Jan. 30, NASA commemorates the men and women who perished serving the agency’s space exploration program by celebrating their ... read more
NASA center renamed in honor of Neil A. Armstrong

NASA center renamed in honor of Neil A. Armstrong

By | Jan 21, 2014
President Barack Obama has signed HR 667, the congressional resolution that redesignates NASA's Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center as ... read more
The best selfie of 2013

The best selfie of 2013

By | Jan 14, 2014
A Buzzfeed article names this photo of NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins "hands down the best selfie of 2013." The New York Post names it "the ... read more
Rudolph the red-nosed … astronaut!

Rudolph the red-nosed … astronaut!

By | Jan 8, 2014
To spread some cheer, colleagues in Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Management Office decided to do some holiday decorating.   Carol ... read more