Roundup Reads

2015 Roundup Reads

Precision immunization: NASA studies immune response to flu vaccine in space and on Earth

Precision immunization: NASA studies immune response to flu vaccine in space and on Earth

By | Dec 23, 2015
Every year, as influenza season – and flu shot season—rolls around, medical experts weigh in on just how effective it will be ... read more
Hubble sees ‘the force awakening’ in a newborn star

Hubble sees ‘the force awakening’ in a newborn star

By | Dec 21, 2015
Just in time for the release of the movie “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has ... read more
Geminid from the vantage point of Johnson

Geminid from the vantage point of Johnson

By | Dec 16, 2015
Johnson Space Center photographer Lauren Harnett captured this compilation of the most impressive meteors during the ... read more
Two centuries of combined experience

Two centuries of combined experience

By | Dec 15, 2015
This year, Johnson Space Center honored three employees with 50-year service awards and one employee with a 55-year service award. Taken ... read more
Help Wanted: #BeAnAstronaut

Help Wanted: #BeAnAstronaut

By | Dec 14, 2015
Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row, NASA is looking for the best candidates to ... read more
Last day to donate to the CFC: Dec. 18

Last day to donate to the CFC: Dec. 18

By | Dec 11, 2015
The Johnson Space Center Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is coming to an end, so don’t forget to make your donation. Astronaut ... read more
Media visit to explore tech seen in "The Martian"

Media visit to explore tech seen in 'The Martian'

By | Dec 9, 2015
On Thursday, Dec. 3 media visited NASA's Johnson Space Center to learn more about the real technology seen in the movie 'The ... read more
NASA names Charlie Lundquist as deputy program manager for Orion

NASA names Charlie Lundquist as deputy program manager for Orion

By | Dec 9, 2015
NASA has selected Charlie Lundquist as deputy manager of the agency’s Orion Program. Along with Program Manager Mark Kirasich, ... read more
Anthony Bruins, ‘Dr. Pawsitive,’ helps dogs (and people) reach their potential

Anthony Bruins, ‘Dr. Pawsitive,’ helps dogs (and people) reach their potential

By | Dec 8, 2015
Anthony Bruins, a NASA Johnson Space Center veteran of 30 years, is a systems engineer, scientist and innovator in his day job. What he does ... read more
NASA cargo launches to space station aboard Orbital ATK resupply mission

NASA cargo launches to space station aboard Orbital ATK resupply mission

By | Dec 7, 2015
New hardware that will support dozens of NASA investigations and other science experiments from around the world is among the more than ... read more
ARES Rocks!

ARES Rocks!

By | Dec 3, 2015
The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division hosted an open house on Nov. 13 for members of its new directorate home, ... view gallery
Need summer interns?

Need summer interns?

By | Dec 2, 2015
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Fresh faces and sage advice

Fresh faces and sage advice

By | Dec 1, 2015
Nearly every seat was filled with attendees eager to learn during a recent lecture by Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa and JSC ... read more
Lauren Harnett: The eye behind the lens

Lauren Harnett: The eye behind the lens

By | Nov 30, 2015
Lauren Harnett is the Johnson Space Center photographer who snaps the beautiful shots of our natural world. Thanks to her trained eye, ... read more
A tour not of duty, but of enjoyment

A tour not of duty, but of enjoyment

By | Nov 24, 2015
With the help of Brandon Wood and David Brown, and in collaboration with the Connecting Veterans Employee Resource Group (ConVERG), Johnson ... read more
Thank you, JSC! Your donations add up

Thank you, JSC! Your donations add up

By | Nov 23, 2015
Thanksgiving is coming, and we want to say thank you to Johnson Space Center for donating to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Over the ... read more
SpaceCom is here (and we are there)

SpaceCom is here (and we are there)

By | Nov 19, 2015
The Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, or SpaceCom, is wrapping up today in Houston. From Nov. 17 to 19, the conference is bringing ... read more
Johnson Space Center lands its first-ever Emmy Award

Johnson Space Center lands its first-ever Emmy Award

By | Nov 13, 2015
One of Johnson Space Center’s own TV producers was recognized with a Lone Star Emmy Award in the information and instructional ... read more
Intern Box Lunch Program connects unlikely pairings to create one helpful bond

Intern Box Lunch Program connects unlikely pairings to create one helpful bond

By | Nov 12, 2015
How do you connect two strangers of different ages and occupations with the intention of one learning from the other? It’s easier than ... read more
A new future in power generation for Johnson Space Center

A new future in power generation for Johnson Space Center

By | Nov 12, 2015
On Oct. 22, Johnson Space Center hosted the ground-breaking celebration for the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. Instead of having ... view gallery
This Veterans Day, ConVERG invites you to share information and support with veterans and their families

This Veterans Day, ConVERG invites you to share information and support with veterans and their families

By | Nov 10, 2015
On Oct. 8, Johnson Space Center hosted a number of veteran support agencies to bring awareness to the programs and resources available to ... read more
Orion wins big with software instrumental in executing its first flight test

Orion wins big with software instrumental in executing its first flight test

By | Nov 5, 2015
On Dec. 5, 2014, Orion launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket for a four-hour-long two-orbit extended spin around Earth, testing many of the ... read more
Do you have the Right Stuff to #BeAnAstronaut?

Do you have the Right Stuff to #BeAnAstronaut?

By | Nov 4, 2015
Then we may have space for you. Between Dec.14, 2015, and mid-Feb. 2016, NASA will be accepting “astronaut candidate” ... read more
Don"t be shy about checking out JSC"s sustainability projects

Don't be shy about checking out JSC's sustainability projects

By | Nov 3, 2015
In your November Sustainability Opportunities, you’ll have the option to participate in a Waste Management single-stream recycling ... read more
Did you know? The Combined Federal Campaign helps Texas

Did you know? The Combined Federal Campaign helps Texas

By | Nov 2, 2015
Of the thousands of organizations you can donate to through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), hundreds are dedicated to helping out your ... read more
Dr. Robert Shelton on finding his way

Dr. Robert Shelton on finding his way

By | Oct 29, 2015
For the October 2015 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring an employee whose character embodies ... read more
More cuties than ‘creepies and crawlies’ at Starport’s Fright Fest 2015

More cuties than ‘creepies and crawlies’ at Starport’s Fright Fest 2015

By | Oct 29, 2015
On Oct. 23, Starport hosted its annual Fright Fest Kids’ Bash at the Gilruth Center, complete with a kid-friendly-but-still-creepy ... view gallery
Celebrating 20 Years of Safety and Health

Celebrating 20 Years of Safety and Health

By | Oct 28, 2015
In spite of the overcast skies and gusty winds, employees turned out in force to check out the all the interesting things to see and do on ... view gallery
NASA, film society count down to ‘CineSpace Day’

NASA, film society count down to ‘CineSpace Day’

By | Oct 27, 2015
Blastoff is set for a new event in the of heart Space City, Houston, that blends science, art and cinema and features footage that’s ... read more
NASA completes critical design review for Space Launch System

NASA completes critical design review for Space Launch System

By | Oct 26, 2015
For the first time in almost 40 years, a NASA human-rated rocket has completed all steps needed to clear a critical design review (CDR). The ... read more
Mobile Device Management rolls out today

Mobile Device Management rolls out today

By | Oct 26, 2015
As Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, Johnson Space Center begins enrollment for the first phase of Mobile Device Management ... read more
Journaling: Astronauts chronicle missions

Journaling: Astronauts chronicle missions

By | Oct 21, 2015
LOG ENTRY: SOL 25  Remember those old math questions you had in Algebra class? Where water is entering a container at a certain ... read more
Getting in the (landing) zone for Mars

Getting in the (landing) zone for Mars

By | Oct 20, 2015
NASA’s first Landing Sites/Exploration Zones Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Lunar ... read more
A master plan to enhance the Astronaut Memorial Grove

A master plan to enhance the Astronaut Memorial Grove

By | Oct 20, 2015
You may have noticed those large and growing dirt piles around the outskirts of the Astronaut Memorial Grove. They are one of the many ... read more
NASA tests crew exit strategy for Orion

NASA tests crew exit strategy for Orion

By | Oct 19, 2015
When astronauts come home in Orion from deep-space missions, they’ll need a strategy for a safe and efficient exit. At NASA’s ... read more
Honda is a perfect ‘Fit’ for an Engineering collaboration

Honda is a perfect ‘Fit’ for an Engineering collaboration

By | Oct 14, 2015
Two fully electric Honda Fit cars on loan to Johnson Space Center are the perfect guinea pigs for NASA’s Journey to Mars. Thanks to a ... read more
NASA appoints Mark Kirasich to serve as Orion Program manager

NASA appoints Mark Kirasich to serve as Orion Program manager

By | Oct 13, 2015
NASA has appointed Mark Kirasich to be manager of the agency’s Orion Program. The Orion spacecraft is being developed to send ... read more
The Combined Federal Campaign is launching now!

The Combined Federal Campaign is launching now!

By | Oct 12, 2015
This week at Johnson Space Center, we are starting our annual fundraiser, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The campaign provides an ... read more
Tune in to ‘NASA is Good’

Tune in to ‘NASA is Good’

By | Oct 7, 2015
“NASA is Good” is an outreach video project created by interns at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, based off of Andy ... read more
When good devices go bad (Cyber Security Awareness Month)

When good devices go bad (Cyber Security Awareness Month)

By | Oct 7, 2015
No, it’s not a science-fiction thriller. The devices are not after us—yet. However, sometimes even the most well-intentioned ... read more
To Alicia Baturoni Cortez, education is the great equalizer

To Alicia Baturoni Cortez, education is the great equalizer

By | Oct 6, 2015
For Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 (Mes de la Herencia Hispana 2015), Johnson Space Center is honoring an employee whose character and culture ... read more
NASA and "The Martian"

NASA and 'The Martian'

By | Oct 2, 2015
Andy Weir's book and 20th Century Fox's film "The Martian" are examples of plausible fiction that accurately portray the ... read more
Eat like a Martian

Eat like a Martian

By | Oct 2, 2015
Stop by the Building 3 café for lunch on Oct. 6 to order the Orange Plate Special (see details in image below) and join the ... read more
Sustainability opportunities to kick off the autumn season

Sustainability opportunities to kick off the autumn season

By | Oct 1, 2015
Join the force—unite to champion sustainability efforts. After all, it’s good for the planet. Check out October’s ... read more
The Nile at night

The Nile at night

By | Sep 30, 2015
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, recently past the halfway mark of his one-year mission to the International Space Station, photographed the ... read more
Walk the line: NASA studies physical performance after spaceflight

Walk the line: NASA studies physical performance after spaceflight

By | Sep 30, 2015
Walking an obstacle course on Earth is relatively easy. Walking an obstacle course on Earth after being in space for six months is not quite ... read more
NASA confirms evidence that liquid water flows on today’s Mars

NASA confirms evidence that liquid water flows on today’s Mars

By | Sep 28, 2015
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently ... read more
Not just any old eclipse—but a supermoon eclipse

Not just any old eclipse—but a supermoon eclipse

By | Sep 22, 2015
For the first time in more than 30 years, you can witness a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse. Late on Sept. 27, in the United ... read more
10 to 1: Bugs win in NASA study

10 to 1: Bugs win in NASA study

By | Sep 22, 2015
One-year mission video miniseries highlights microbes Bugs are winning out, and that’s a good thing according to NASA’s Human ... read more
It’s space station—with a Latin twist

It’s space station—with a Latin twist

By | Sep 21, 2015
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, NASA is releasing four Spanish-language episodes of its weekly web series “Space ... read more
"The Martian" Visits JSC

"The Martian" Visits JSC

By | Sep 21, 2015
On Sept. 15, NASA’s Johnson Space Center hosted the media and cast members of the soon-to-be-released 20th Century Fox movie, ... read more
10,944 sunrises and sunsets—all in a year’s work (in space)

10,944 sunrises and sunsets—all in a year’s work (in space)

By | Sep 16, 2015
This infographic highlights a few of the many human health issues and milestones astronaut Scott Kelly will encounter during his ... read more
Send well-wishes 250 miles above Earth

Send well-wishes 250 miles above Earth

By | Sep 16, 2015
It’s not only NASA who’s proud of Commander Scott Kelly his one-year crewmate, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, aboard the ... read more
Author Andrew Chaikin to share lessons from the history of exploration

Author Andrew Chaikin to share lessons from the history of exploration

By | Sep 10, 2015
Andrew Chaikin, space historian and author of “A Man on the Moon” and “A Passion for Mars: Intrepid Explorers of the Red ... read more
Halfway point

Halfway point

By | Sep 9, 2015
On Sept. 15, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will clock in for their 171st day aboard the International ... read more
First pieces of NASA’s Orion for next mission come together at Michoud

First pieces of NASA’s Orion for next mission come together at Michoud

By | Sep 8, 2015
NASA is another small step closer to sending astronauts on a journey to Mars. On Sept. 5, engineers at the agency’s Michoud Assembly ... read more
O Columbia

O Columbia

By | Sep 7, 2015
Though this blog was written and posted a while back on Wayne Hale’s personal blog about space, exploration and leadership, we are ... read more
Mars Week 2: Return of ‘The Martian’

Mars Week 2: Return of ‘The Martian’

By | Sep 3, 2015
The first Mars Week was a major success and brought “The Martian” author Andy Weir to Johnson Space Center. It also offered ... read more
Bring Our Children to Work Day gets imaginations (and paper planes) soaring

Bring Our Children to Work Day gets imaginations (and paper planes) soaring

By | Aug 27, 2015
Many said it was the best Bring Our Children to Work Day yet. On Aug. 13, more than 800 kids—or shall we say future space ... view gallery
Jeremy Gutsche shares tips on becoming better and faster at finding big ideas

Jeremy Gutsche shares tips on becoming better and faster at finding big ideas

By | Aug 26, 2015
Jeremy Gutsche, innovation expert, award-winning author and CEO of Trend Hunter spoke to Johnson Space Center employees about finding ways ... read more
Don’t say ‘Later, gator’ to sustainability efforts

Don’t say ‘Later, gator’ to sustainability efforts

By | Aug 25, 2015
Join the force—unite to champion sustainability efforts. After all, it’s good for the planet. Check out this month’s ... read more
Work hard, achieve young: Millennial innovator Anna Wilhelm makes small changes with big impacts

Work hard, achieve young: Millennial innovator Anna Wilhelm makes small changes with big impacts

By | Aug 24, 2015
“To see opportunity where none have seen before.” This is the motto of a true innovator.   An innovator makes change for ... read more
Send your name to Mars on NASA’s next Red Planet mission

Send your name to Mars on NASA’s next Red Planet mission

By | Aug 24, 2015
Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA’s journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to the ... read more
Can’t drag One Direction down—they are ‘go’ for launch!

Can’t drag One Direction down—they are ‘go’ for launch!

By | Aug 21, 2015
Just after midnight, international pop band One Direction—featuring megastars Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall ... read more
Middle school students write code for space station

Middle school students write code for space station

By | Aug 21, 2015
“I wrote code for the International Space Station.”    Imagine being able to add that to your résumé, ... read more
Need a spring intern?

Need a spring intern?

By | Aug 18, 2015
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NASA names former JSC leader Bobby Watkins as director of the Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA names former JSC leader Bobby Watkins as director of the Michoud Assembly Facility

By | Aug 13, 2015
As a young man, Bobby Watkins stocked shelves, helped keep the books and carried bags of groceries for customers in his family's ... read more
Astronaut Kate Rubins is newest Space Camp Hall of Fame inductee

Astronaut Kate Rubins is newest Space Camp Hall of Fame inductee

By | Aug 12, 2015
Generations have wondered it would be like to see the Earth from space, how strange it would be to venture out where gravity is no more and ... read more
Eating veggies just got really cool

Eating veggies just got really cool

By | Aug 11, 2015
If you grow it, the lettuce will come—even in space.   VEGGIE, a well-known International Space Station investigation, ... read more
Chief trend hunter and entrepreneur Jeremy Gutsche to visit JSC Aug. 19

Chief trend hunter and entrepreneur Jeremy Gutsche to visit JSC Aug. 19

By | Aug 11, 2015
On Wednesday, Aug. 19, CEO of Trendhunter.com Jeremy Gutsche will deliver a talkMARS keynote to Johnson Space Center team members from ... read more
When worlds collide—NASA takes on Space City Comic Con

When worlds collide—NASA takes on Space City Comic Con

By | Aug 10, 2015
Johnson Space Center had a lively presence at this year’s Space City Comic Con, hosted at the NRG Center in Houston from July 24 to ... read more
It takes a NASA Village … to train an astronaut

It takes a NASA Village … to train an astronaut

By | Aug 7, 2015
Until now, the training of an astronaut has been somewhat of a mystery to the general public. How an astronaut trains, who trains them and ... read more
You"re invited! Summer Intern Award Ceremony Aug. 12

You're invited! Summer Intern Award Ceremony Aug. 12

By | Aug 6, 2015
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NASA names Kirk Shireman as manager for International Space Station Program

NASA names Kirk Shireman as manager for International Space Station Program

By | Aug 5, 2015
William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, has named Kirk A. ... read more
The story of an hour—speed mentoring at JSC

The story of an hour—speed mentoring at JSC

By | Aug 3, 2015
On July 24, Johnson Space Center’s Office of Education, in collaboration with the Women Excelling in Life and Leadership (WELL) ... read more
Starport’s Wellness Program receives national recognition

Starport’s Wellness Program receives national recognition

By | Jul 31, 2015
Starport was recently awarded the Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite and Worksite Innovation Award by the American Heart Association. The ... read more
Destination Station beguiles sea-loving Boston with space—and space station

Destination Station beguiles sea-loving Boston with space—and space station

By | Jul 27, 2015
Though Bostonians may be better known for New England clam chowder and seafood, the culture-heavy city demonstrated that it’s equally ... read more
JSC 2.0 trendsetters get the gift of ‘the right place at the right time’

JSC 2.0 trendsetters get the gift of ‘the right place at the right time’

By | Jul 23, 2015
If Johnson Space Center’s greatest asset is its people, the center is rich indeed. JSC Director Ellen Ochoa extended ... read more
Attention parents, teachers and kids: It’s ‘Space Week’ at Camp Google

Attention parents, teachers and kids: It’s ‘Space Week’ at Camp Google

By | Jul 23, 2015
You won’t need a tent, flashlight or bug spray for this adventure—happy campers across the nation have a unique opportunity to ... read more
What’s up, doc? Something new (for the JSC team)

What’s up, doc? Something new (for the JSC team)

By | Jul 22, 2015
There’s white powder on your desk. Should you clean it up or call the professionals?   If you work on-site at Johnson Space ... read more
Using cross-agency teamwork to develop an innovative Asbestos Tracking Tool

Using cross-agency teamwork to develop an innovative Asbestos Tracking Tool

By | Jul 22, 2015
Johnson Space Center exceeds regulatory standards in managing asbestos-containing materials, taking pride in process-improvement efforts and ... read more
Apollo-Soyuz: An orbital partnership begins

Apollo-Soyuz: An orbital partnership begins

By | Jul 15, 2015
Most of us take it for granted today that American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts live and work together in Earth orbit. They've been ... read more
NASA"s 3-billion-mile journey to Pluto reaches historic encounter

NASA's 3-billion-mile journey to Pluto reaches historic encounter

By | Jul 14, 2015
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto. After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest ... read more
We’ve got your Pluto right here (July 14)

We’ve got your Pluto right here (July 14)

By | Jul 10, 2015
On July 14, the rapscallion icy dwarf planet that has remained a mystery to scientists and astronomy buffs alike will be less so thanks to ... read more
Aircraft Operations soaring high

Aircraft Operations soaring high

By | Jul 8, 2015
Each year, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP) present five awards to ... read more
Dan Swint—fighter pilot, lawyer, IT guru

Dan Swint—fighter pilot, lawyer, IT guru

By | Jul 7, 2015
The launch of Sputnik on Oct. 4, 1957, started the space race and defined a generation. The world was different then, with no Internet or ... read more
Scott Kelly takes over the CBS Evening News Instagram feed

Scott Kelly takes over the CBS Evening News Instagram feed

By | Jun 25, 2015
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Destination Station brings the future to historic Philadelphia

Destination Station brings the future to historic Philadelphia

By | Jun 25, 2015
Demonstrating that that cheese steak isn’t the only popular game in town, NASA’s Destination Station outreach campaign descended ... read more
TIME’s "A Year in Space" exclusive premiere

TIME’s 'A Year in Space' exclusive premiere

By | Jun 24, 2015
On July 9, Johnson Space Center will premiere the first two episodes of TIME’s multi-part series “A Year in Space” in the ... read more
Diva Design shows that talent begins early for local middle school girls

Diva Design shows that talent begins early for local middle school girls

By | Jun 23, 2015
Diva Design, a partnership between Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston, Microsoft and 160 young women from local middle schools, ... read more
Waving your flag yet? Robert Blake has already planted his

Waving your flag yet? Robert Blake has already planted his

By | Jun 22, 2015
For Pride Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage and commitment have helped shape them ... read more
NASA - JSC Celebrates Juneteenth

NASA - JSC Celebrates Juneteenth

By | Jun 19, 2015
JSC African American Employee Resource Group Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth   This year marks the 150th Anniversary of ... read more
Big, bold, beautiful—Black Hawks descend on JSC

Big, bold, beautiful—Black Hawks descend on JSC

By | Jun 11, 2015
Hundreds of Johnson Space Center team members came out on June 5 to show support for and welcome the members of the Army’s 227th ... view gallery
NASA—a more than ‘suit’-able partner for the World Science Festival

NASA—a more than ‘suit’-able partner for the World Science Festival

By | Jun 10, 2015
New York City became the epicenter of an exciting science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) initiative they call World Science ... view gallery
NASA, commercial industry creating historic economic opportunities

NASA, commercial industry creating historic economic opportunities

By | Jun 10, 2015
Never in the history of spaceflight has potential for economic growth been so widespread or space so accessible to American industry, ... read more
NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman visits JSC on June 8

NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman visits JSC on June 8

By | Jun 4, 2015
Newly sworn in NASA Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman is coming to Johnson Space Center on June 8, where she will host an all-hands ... read more
Two programs share the spotlight on June 3

Two programs share the spotlight on June 3

By | May 29, 2015
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and the Mission Control Center (MCC) are not just emboldened to advance human exploration operations and ... read more
NASA to host virtual awards ceremony for Humans in Space Art Video Challenge winners

NASA to host virtual awards ceremony for Humans in Space Art Video Challenge winners

By | May 27, 2015
NASA will host a virtual awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. CDT June 4 to honor winners of the 2014 Humans in Space Art Video Challenge. ... read more
CulinART brings a fresh approach to the cafés

CulinART brings a fresh approach to the cafés

By | May 22, 2015
For those who have had a taste in the newly transitioned cafés, the CulinART Group has brought a fresh perspective to Johnson Space ... read more
Need a fall intern?

Need a fall intern?

By | May 21, 2015
Need a fall intern? Find out how to get help for your organization and sharpen the skills of our next-generation workforce at the same ... read more
From the depths of loss, Lorna Onizuka makes it through in the arms of her NASA family

From the depths of loss, Lorna Onizuka makes it through in the arms of her NASA family

By | May 20, 2015
For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage ... read more
"The Martian" author takes JSC by storm … without the dust

'The Martian' author takes JSC by storm … without the dust

By | May 6, 2015
He came in peace, we took him to our leader and there were no reported invasions.   Andy Weir—whose gripping bestseller ... read more
The sight of Mars is good for the ‘sol’

The sight of Mars is good for the ‘sol’

By | May 6, 2015
The eyes of Johnson Space Center team members glistened rust orange last week as the planet Mars reflected from their gaze—a gaze that ... read more
Chief Nancy Miyamoto goes back to her roots

Chief Nancy Miyamoto goes back to her roots

By | May 5, 2015
For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage ... read more
Fun at the fair proves safety, health and the environment are still hot topics

Fun at the fair proves safety, health and the environment are still hot topics

By | May 5, 2015
On Earth Day, April 22, the Gilruth Center pavilions—as well as the Gilruth Center gym, lobby and Johnson Space Center mall ... view gallery
RNASA Foundation honors Colonel Robert D. Cabana

RNASA Foundation honors Colonel Robert D. Cabana

By | May 4, 2015
The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation presented the 2015 National Space Trophy (NST) to Colonel Robert D. ... read more
Curious about station research? Find it on your smartphone or tablet

Curious about station research? Find it on your smartphone or tablet

By | May 4, 2015
With more than 1,800 investigations completed or occurring aboard the International Space Station, it can take quite a bit of searching ... read more
Celebrating 20 years of safety, health and the environment

Celebrating 20 years of safety, health and the environment

By | May 1, 2015
Twenty years ago, after a “shocking” electrical incident at Johnson Space Center, the Safety Office wanted to warn and educate ... read more
Robonaut 2 lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

Robonaut 2 lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

By | May 1, 2015
Robonaut 2, NASA’s first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014. Many ... read more
Big brains, robotic brawn—our engineering students are a force to be reckoned with

Big brains, robotic brawn—our engineering students are a force to be reckoned with

By | Apr 30, 2015
With competition from more than 18,000 students around the globe in the fields of engineering and robotics, it requires more than just ... read more
Vintage mini planes take to the skies for Warbirds Over JSC

Vintage mini planes take to the skies for Warbirds Over JSC

By | Apr 29, 2015
On April 25, miniaturized, vintage military aircraft zoomed down the runway and into the skies near Johnson Space Center’s antenna ... view gallery
Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter to be honored May 1

Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter to be honored May 1

By | Apr 29, 2015
More than a half century ago, he was the second American pioneer to orbit our blue marble in a spacecraft and helped usher in a new dawn of ... read more
Because of Diva Design, there may just be an app for that

Because of Diva Design, there may just be an app for that

By | Apr 28, 2015
Houston-area middle school girls recently participated in a Diva Design collaboration with Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston (SCH) ... read more
Dreams start early for NASA branch chief Barbara Conte

Dreams start early for NASA branch chief Barbara Conte

By | Apr 27, 2015
The summer of 1969 sealed the destiny of Barbara Conte when her family toured NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during a family vacation. ... read more
Peanuts, Cracker Jack, Astros and—astronauts!

Peanuts, Cracker Jack, Astros and—astronauts!

By | Apr 23, 2015
On April 18, Johnson Space Center team members were able to participate in a special NASA Night with Houston’s baseball team, the ... read more
NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th anniversary

NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th anniversary

By | Apr 23, 2015
The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space ... read more
What on Earth is Mars Week?

What on Earth is Mars Week?

By | Apr 22, 2015
Potato, potahto … no matter how you pronounce it, this hardy starch may have something to do with Mars, as evidenced by the ... read more
What’s all this Mars stuff about and why are potatoes everywhere?

What’s all this Mars stuff about and why are potatoes everywhere?

By | Apr 21, 2015
The Martian author Andy Weir and his family will be visiting JSC during the week of April 27. Weir will help JSC kickoff Innovation 2015 ... read more
The future of medicine is here—and coming to JSC

The future of medicine is here—and coming to JSC

By | Apr 20, 2015
Get out your scrubs and surgical masks—the doctor is in town on April 27, the first day of Innovation 2015’s Mars ... read more
Astronaut Scott Kelly beams down an amazing image of ... all of us

Astronaut Scott Kelly beams down an amazing image of ... all of us

By | Apr 15, 2015
Astronaut Scott Kelly, fresh aboard the International Space Station for the one-year crew mission, recently tweeted a photo of the Johnson ... read more
Space icon reflects on origins of space program

Space icon reflects on origins of space program

By | Apr 13, 2015
Legendary Johnson Space Center icon Glynn Lunney, a flight director during the Gemini and Apollo Programs and best known for his work with ... read more
Saucers, totes, cans, passion and dedication shape local students at JSC

Saucers, totes, cans, passion and dedication shape local students at JSC

By | Apr 6, 2015
Flying saucers have landed at Johnson Space Center—and they are taking over the minds of our youth.   OK, so they are not ... read more
Hunting Hidden Treasures: Antarctic Meteorites Arrive at JSC

Hunting Hidden Treasures: Antarctic Meteorites Arrive at JSC

By | Apr 1, 2015
Meteorite samples collected in Antarctica over the past two seasons arrived at Johnson Space Center on March 24. The samples will be ... read more
Hubba, hubba! Hubble still looking good after 25 years

Hubba, hubba! Hubble still looking good after 25 years

By | Mar 31, 2015
Twenty-five may be young for humans and giant tortoises—but for a space vehicle that’s had its lenses to the heavens for that ... read more
Come hear astronauts talk about how they juggle it all

Come hear astronauts talk about how they juggle it all

By | Mar 30, 2015
Please join Women Excelling in Life and Leadership (WELL) on Tuesday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m. for a face-to-face panel discussion with six ... read more
Carolyn Fritz makes a splash during her NASA career

Carolyn Fritz makes a splash during her NASA career

By | Mar 26, 2015
For Women’s History Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few women employees whose character, courage and commitment have helped ... read more
A moment with Scott Kelly...

A moment with Scott Kelly...

By | Mar 25, 2015
Two humans are getting ready to say farewell to Earth for nearly 12 months. On March 27, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and ... read more
Young women need strong female role models—and Evelyn Miralles is one

Young women need strong female role models—and Evelyn Miralles is one

By | Mar 23, 2015
Ever since early schooling, Evelyn Miralles has tackled the question of how to pursue and learn about science and technology. Now that she ... read more
Community college students journey to Mars

Community college students journey to Mars

By | Mar 23, 2015
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) is an opportunity for community college students to explore science, technology, ... read more
Off the Earth, taking pictures of the Earth

Off the Earth, taking pictures of the Earth

By | Mar 19, 2015
In early March, the International Space Station captured this beautiful nighttime image of our Texas Gulf Coast region. In it, you ... read more
Faking it and making it—virtual reality helped EVA reach its 50-year milestone

Faking it and making it—virtual reality helped EVA reach its 50-year milestone

By | Mar 19, 2015
Fifty years of spacewalks has been made possible by an emphasis on teamwork, experimentation and breakthroughs in technology. NASA Johnson ... read more
JSC Director Ellen Ochoa receives 2015 National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award

JSC Director Ellen Ochoa receives 2015 National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award

By | Mar 18, 2015
NASA Johnson Space Center director and astronaut Ellen Ochoa was recognized Feb. 27 with the 2015 National Space Grant Distinguished Service ... read more
Space Day Texas 2015

Space Day Texas 2015

By | Mar 18, 2015
Every other year, when the Texas Legislature is in session, NASA and aerospace industry partners travel to Austin, Texas, for Space Day. The ... read more
Scott Kelly embarks upon longest space mission ever assigned to a NASA astronaut

Scott Kelly embarks upon longest space mission ever assigned to a NASA astronaut

By | Mar 18, 2015
Between 1987 and 1999, four Russian cosmonauts spent a year or more consecutively in space. Now, for the first time, an American astronaut, ... read more
Reached the stars—now back home

Reached the stars—now back home

By | Mar 12, 2015
Three crew members returned to Earth on March 11 after a 167-day mission on the International Space Station (ISS) that included hundreds of ... read more
Celebrating Women@NASA

Celebrating Women@NASA

By | Mar 9, 2015
In conjunction with 2015 Women’s History Month, we are paying tribute to the Johnson Space Center (JSC) women who have made ... read more
Boots and bits: JSC gets back to its roots for an afternoon

Boots and bits: JSC gets back to its roots for an afternoon

By | Mar 3, 2015
This wasn’t our first rodeo … but having the Texas Independence Trail Ride parade down our streets on-site never gets ... view gallery
Women Excelling in Life and Leadership (WELL) celebrates National Women’s History Month 2015

Women Excelling in Life and Leadership (WELL) celebrates National Women’s History Month 2015

By | Mar 2, 2015
March is National Women’s History Month (WHM), and the 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” This ... read more
A century of black life, history and culture: William Harwell

A century of black life, history and culture: William Harwell

By | Feb 26, 2015
For Black History Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few African-American employees whose culture and history have helped shaped them ... read more
Seventh-grade science lover helps bring past and future together aboard Orion’s first flight

Seventh-grade science lover helps bring past and future together aboard Orion’s first flight

By | Feb 25, 2015
In a feat that has not been achieved since the last mission to the moon, a relic from Earth was flown into deep space on a spacecraft built ... read more
NACA celebrates its centennial

NACA celebrates its centennial

By | Feb 23, 2015
“Had we not started doing this work at the NACA before 1958, because we were curious, we would never have gotten to the Moon ... read more
Educator Resource Center on a mission to educate, inspire through teachers

Educator Resource Center on a mission to educate, inspire through teachers

By | Feb 19, 2015
Just left of the space shuttle flight deck, there’s a room that for more than 17 years has helped tens of thousands of teachers use ... read more
Morpheus Project wins AES Innovation Award

Morpheus Project wins AES Innovation Award

By | Feb 18, 2015
Through every failure a lesson may be learned and a triumph may be had, especially in the case of the Morpheus/Autonomous Landing and Hazard ... read more
AAERG celebrates Black History Month

AAERG celebrates Black History Month

By | Feb 17, 2015
In observance of Black History Month, the African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) is highlighting the important contributions of ... read more
NASA, space station partners announce future mission crew members

NASA, space station partners announce future mission crew members

By | Feb 16, 2015
NASA and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members, including NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, Shane Kimbrough ... read more
Bolden to speak at Houston’s First Space Commerce Expo in November 2015

Bolden to speak at Houston’s First Space Commerce Expo in November 2015

By | Feb 12, 2015
NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural Space Commerce Conference and Exposition ... read more
JSC Formal Mentoring Program

JSC Formal Mentoring Program

By | Feb 10, 2015
The program is designed to promote the exchange of knowledge and build relationships between employees of varying levels, organizations ... read more
Dr. Kamlesh Lulla Receives 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award

Dr. Kamlesh Lulla Receives 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award

By | Feb 6, 2015
With office walls covered with more awards than paint, Dr. Kamlesh Lulla received another  very high level prestigious award from the ... read more
Johnson Space Hearts Unite

Johnson Space Hearts Unite

By | Feb 5, 2015
In a place where a love of science unites all, it makes sense that the laws of attraction have united people with love of a ... read more
Space Day Texas March 3, 2015

Space Day Texas March 3, 2015

By | Feb 5, 2015
  Save the date! Space Day 2015 is just around the corner and this year’s theme is "Dawn of a New Era." NASA will ... read more
Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta: A laboratory that is out of this world

Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta: A laboratory that is out of this world

By | Feb 5, 2015
CNN Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently visited JSC to report on the groundbreaking research being conducted aboard the ... read more
State of NASA Inspires Participants

State of NASA Inspires Participants

By | Feb 4, 2015
On Feb. 2, NASA centers across the country opened their doors to media and social media guests for “State of NASA” events, unique ... read more
Diva Design 2015 kicks-off year at Space Center Houston

Diva Design 2015 kicks-off year at Space Center Houston

By | Feb 3, 2015
More than 250 local middle school girls learned about careers based in science and math and what it takes to be successful recently during ... read more
Benefits for Humanity: Train Like an Astronaut

Benefits for Humanity: Train Like an Astronaut

By | Jan 29, 2015
In a previous installment of the International Space Station Benefits for Humanity video series, NASA took to the high seas to show how ... read more
New NASA App Shares Excitement for Deep Space Missions

New NASA App Shares Excitement for Deep Space Missions

By | Jan 28, 2015
Smartphone and tablet users can experience the excitement of standing on the launch pad beneath NASA's massive new rocket, the ... read more
JSC Education starts the new year with new opportunities for college students

JSC Education starts the new year with new opportunities for college students

By | Jan 12, 2015
JSC Education has an opportunity for almost any interest related to space and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that ... read more
Kids Calendar for Safety, Health & Environment Makes for One Care-ful Party

Kids Calendar for Safety, Health & Environment Makes for One Care-ful Party

By | Jan 9, 2015
The room was a sea of balloons, colorful and inviting as the winners entered the Gilruth to take part in the 2015 Safety, Health & ... view gallery
Undergraduate Engineering at Work Underwater

Undergraduate Engineering at Work Underwater

By | Jan 7, 2015
Students across the country are getting the opportunity to dive right into real life NASA research and development. We aren’t talking ... read more