Roundup Reads

2016 Roundup Reads

A resolution so easy to keep you’ll want to add it to your list in 2017

A resolution so easy to keep you’ll want to add it to your list in 2017

By | Dec 22, 2016
If you are thinking about sitting out a New Year’s resolution to avoid setback, first take a look at these sustainable accomplishments ... read more
3-D scanner provides as-built European Service Module engine measurements for Orion

3-D scanner provides as-built European Service Module engine measurements for Orion

By | Dec 22, 2016
A former space shuttle Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) engine, modified for its new role supporting Orion’s European Service Module, ... read more
Interns with a past are NASA’s future

Interns with a past are NASA’s future

By | Dec 13, 2016
Every intern’s journey to NASA is different. Some students forego the traditional route of attending college immediately following ... read more
Don’t hibernate—celebrate! Green ways to enjoy the holiday season

Don’t hibernate—celebrate! Green ways to enjoy the holiday season

By | Dec 9, 2016
American alligators live in and around the water bodies of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. As the cold winter weather comes to Houston, ... read more
Remembering John Glenn

Remembering John Glenn

By | Dec 8, 2016
Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn died Dec. 8 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.  Glenn, who ... read more
Can’t give of yourself? The Combined Federal Campaign empowers those who can

Can’t give of yourself? The Combined Federal Campaign empowers those who can

By | Dec 7, 2016
There is no such thing as a perfect donation—although it’s something both Hillary and Paul Gramm have been striving for. Time, ... read more
Remembering Columbia bus trip—register while you still can

Remembering Columbia bus trip—register while you still can

By | Dec 5, 2016
This is your chance to attend the Remembering Columbia Anniversary Celebration at the Patricia Huffman Columbia Museum in Hemphill, Texas, ... read more
Journey to the bottom of the world

Journey to the bottom of the world

By | Nov 30, 2016
Antarctica is known as a desolate landscape of winds that roam a continent of snow and ice. What is less known about these winds, however, ... read more
Inspiring the future with NASA on Campus

Inspiring the future with NASA on Campus

By | Nov 29, 2016
NASA’s intrepid interns know how important hands-on experience can be for shaping a career in the future. With that in mind, they took ... read more
Six steps to Johnson Space Center’s environmental success

Six steps to Johnson Space Center’s environmental success

By | Nov 28, 2016
NASA’s Johnson Space Center is viewed as a leader in the field of environmental responsibility due to the firm stance JSC has taken to ... read more
Evett Turner gives the gift of education—and more—through the Combined Federal Campaign

Evett Turner gives the gift of education—and more—through the Combined Federal Campaign

By | Nov 28, 2016
A 13-year veteran of the federal government and a supervisory program specialist in Johnson Space Center’s External Relations Office, ... read more
Launching innovation is just one of their favorite pastimes

Launching innovation is just one of their favorite pastimes

By | Nov 23, 2016
The other? Watching history in action. While NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and ... read more
A match made in Florida: Stephen Bauder and Decker navigate NASA side by side

A match made in Florida: Stephen Bauder and Decker navigate NASA side by side

By | Nov 21, 2016
For National Disability Awareness Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring an employee (and his faithful helper) whose character, ... read more
Destruction junction—what’s your function?

Destruction junction—what’s your function?

By | Nov 18, 2016
Traveling at 4.26 miles per second, a tiny aluminum sphere representing a piece of orbital debris, or “space junk,” can be seen ... read more
James Webb Space Telescope mirrors will piece together cosmic puzzles

James Webb Space Telescope mirrors will piece together cosmic puzzles

By | Nov 16, 2016
The primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, consisting of 18 hexagonal mirrors, looks like a giant puzzle piece standing in ... read more
Next-gen vending

Next-gen vending

By | Nov 15, 2016
While NASA hasn’t perfected teleportation technology to procure sustenance from anywhere and everywhere just yet, NASA Johnson Space ... read more
Sustainability efforts migrate into November

Sustainability efforts migrate into November

By | Nov 8, 2016
This monarch butterfly sips nectar through its proboscis from a milkweed plant (Asclepias curassavica) on Johnson Space Center's mall. ... read more
A life of service

A life of service

By | Nov 7, 2016
Navy Lieutenant Commander Brad Ashford landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport after spending nearly a year supporting the Iraq war, ... read more
Maybe some goblins, but not an alien in sight

Maybe some goblins, but not an alien in sight

By | Oct 31, 2016
This Halloween morning, Johnson Space Center Child Care Center children tramped from Building 1 to Building 45 in a bid for tasty treats. ... view gallery
The ‘write stuff’ for Mars: Eighteen months

The ‘write stuff’ for Mars: Eighteen months

By | Oct 28, 2016
NASA is pioneering space—specifically, a journey to Mars. Last year, NASA@work challenged the creative writers at NASA to visualize a ... read more
On a journey to helping with the Combined Federal Campaign

On a journey to helping with the Combined Federal Campaign

By | Oct 28, 2016
The 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is now in full swing! The CFC provides an opportunity for JSC team members to donate to local, ... read more
Allie Cailliau: Nutritional values

Allie Cailliau: Nutritional values

By | Oct 27, 2016
Today, Americans are becoming more and more aware of the role good nutrition plays in good health. NASA intern Allison Cailliau, a recent ... read more
Will Davis shows that to be a leader, you must be willing to serve

Will Davis shows that to be a leader, you must be willing to serve

By | Oct 26, 2016
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring an employee whose character, courage and commitment has helped shape him ... read more
Unleash your inner innovator Nov. 1 to 2

Unleash your inner innovator Nov. 1 to 2

By | Oct 26, 2016
Have some serious fun and unleash your inner innovator on Agency Innovation Mission (AIM) Day, Nov. 1 and 2   Get ready to think ... read more
A humble tool with grandiose plans

A humble tool with grandiose plans

By | Oct 25, 2016
Efficiency and flexibility are skillsets NASA is perfecting on the Journey to Mars. Here at NASA Johnson Space Center, our Class 1-E ... read more
The ‘write stuff’ for Mars: Curiosity Base

The ‘write stuff’ for Mars: Curiosity Base

By | Oct 21, 2016
NASA is pioneering space—specifically, a journey to Mars. Last year, NASA@work challenged the creative writers at NASA to visualize a ... read more
Speakers Bureau forges lasting partnership with Alief Independent School District

Speakers Bureau forges lasting partnership with Alief Independent School District

By | Oct 20, 2016
On Sept. 26, Outreach Volunteer Programs Manager Dr. Glenda Johnson with NASA Johnson Space Center’s Speakers Bureau, and Jared ... read more
Though heavy in ‘ick’ factor, urine may be the X factor to exploring deep space

Though heavy in ‘ick’ factor, urine may be the X factor to exploring deep space

By | Oct 20, 2016
Astronauts have been known to joke about how they turn yesterday’s coffee into tomorrow’s coffee. (Hint: It involves urine.) ... read more
IRD 2.016 Stand Down Day

IRD 2.016 Stand Down Day

By | Oct 18, 2016
As NASA prepares to “Stop. Think. Connect.” for Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the Information Resources Directorate ... read more
Crowdsourced app plots food and health for space station astronauts

Crowdsourced app plots food and health for space station astronauts

By | Oct 13, 2016
The old adage of “you are what you eat” has an even greater meaning when preparing for long- duration travel to deep space, ... read more
Kim Westbrook: Breaking through boundaries

Kim Westbrook: Breaking through boundaries

By | Oct 12, 2016
Westbrook was in fourth grade when an engineer from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland brought a spacesuit to her class. ... read more
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden brings message of hope and pride to JSC

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden brings message of hope and pride to JSC

By | Oct 12, 2016
On Oct. 5, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden came to Johnson Space Center, stopping to visit with employee groups and getting a firsthand ... view gallery
Bienvenidos to Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

Bienvenidos to Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

By | Oct 12, 2016
Sept. 15 is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month 2016/Mes de la Herencia Hispana 2016. This year's theme for JSC's observance is ... read more
Monster Bash Fall Festival at the Gilruth Center – Oct. 21

Monster Bash Fall Festival at the Gilruth Center – Oct. 21

By | Oct 11, 2016
Come on out to the Gilruth Center for the all-new Monster Bash Fall Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. Activities ... read more
The ‘write stuff’ for Mars: Before they come

The ‘write stuff’ for Mars: Before they come

By | Oct 7, 2016
NASA is pioneering space—specifically, a journey to Mars. Last year, NASA@work challenged the creative writers at NASA to visualize a ... read more
Get down with JSC interns in their new music video

Get down with JSC interns in their new music video

By | Oct 7, 2016
Follow NASA interns on their journey to Mars in their new music video, "Welcome to NASA!" It's based off of Flo ... read more
A tireless champion of others, Ed Muniz becomes a champion … again

A tireless champion of others, Ed Muniz becomes a champion … again

By | Oct 6, 2016
Ed Muniz, executive chairman of MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT), recently added a new award to his already teeming trophy cabinet: the ... read more
Submit your proposal by Oct. 13 to win a $10,000 grant

Submit your proposal by Oct. 13 to win a $10,000 grant

By | Oct 6, 2016
We are all innovators. That’s the message of the NASA Innovation Kick Start (NIKS) challenge. NIKS aims to promote and encourage ... read more
You ‘otter’ participate in sustainability during October

You ‘otter’ participate in sustainability during October

By | Oct 4, 2016
This North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) hunts for crawfish in the wet forest near Johnson Space Center’s jogging ... read more
Novel techniques to examine crew health in orbit providing insight into eye problems

Novel techniques to examine crew health in orbit providing insight into eye problems

By | Oct 3, 2016
The reason why some International Space Station astronauts have returned to Earth with changes in their vision has been a mystery, but new ... read more
More than numbers—FTE management removing obstacles, gaining efficiency

More than numbers—FTE management removing obstacles, gaining efficiency

By | Sep 30, 2016
As part of JSC 2.016, senior staff is striving to make FTE management a more efficient and useful process for everyone at the ... read more
Crucial conversations with NASA Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships

Crucial conversations with NASA Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships

By | Sep 29, 2016
On Sept. 20, NASA interns at Johnson Space Center sat down for lunch with Carolyn Knowles, director of NASA Internships, Fellowships and ... read more
A test for the next generation

A test for the next generation

By | Sep 28, 2016
Suddenly, you’re barreling down toward Earth at speeds 10 times faster than a bullet, headed straight for Earth—but all the ... read more
6 ways Johnson’s New Media team is changing online content

6 ways Johnson’s New Media team is changing online content

By | Sep 28, 2016
Johnson Space Center’s Communications and Public Affairs Office assembled a team of social media, writing and video experts to create ... read more
Lead human space exploration—it’s that simple

Lead human space exploration—it’s that simple

By | Sep 27, 2016
Many moons ago, Johnson Space Center had a mission statement so long, so wordy and so convoluted that no one—if randomly ... read more
Procurement and Finance: ‘A beautiful partnership’

Procurement and Finance: ‘A beautiful partnership’

By | Sep 22, 2016
“We are stewards of the precious dollars that are entrusted to us to accomplish a very difficult mission,” said Johnson Space ... read more
Middle school students code robots on space station

Middle school students code robots on space station

By | Sep 21, 2016
“I wrote code for the International Space Station.”    Imagine being able to add that to your ... read more
Initiate: Grace Potter mission

Initiate: Grace Potter mission

By | Sep 19, 2016
NASA Johnson Space Center and recording star Grace Potter collaborated on a new space-themed music video released Sept. 19. The video, ... read more
‘IT’s’ the personal touch

‘IT’s’ the personal touch

By | Sep 16, 2016
Solving your Information Technology (IT) problems has never been this friendly. Annette Moore, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and ... read more
Legal’s Knowledge Information Sharing System to harness the power of gray matter for legal matters

Legal’s Knowledge Information Sharing System to harness the power of gray matter for legal matters

By | Sep 15, 2016
Intelligent life may not yet have been discovered beyond Earth, but it already exists in legal, including Johnson Space Center’s Legal ... read more
Antarctica provides ICE to study behavior effects in astronauts

Antarctica provides ICE to study behavior effects in astronauts

By | Sep 14, 2016
A trip to the Red Planet begins long in advance of liftoff. NASA’s Journey to Mars includes preparing astronauts to cope with several ... read more
Marissa Boccher: Well-Grounded

Marissa Boccher: Well-Grounded

By | Sep 12, 2016
When she was 12 years old, Marissa Boccher was quite literally “grounded” by her mother, who insisted that condition would last ... read more
Johnson Space Center, Rodeo Houston celebrate partnership

Johnson Space Center, Rodeo Houston celebrate partnership

By | Sep 12, 2016
On July 25, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials visited Johnson Space Center to celebrate ongoing partnerships between our community ... read more
All Hands featured Johnson’s impact on Journey to Mars, JSC 2.016 and more

All Hands featured Johnson’s impact on Journey to Mars, JSC 2.016 and more

By | Sep 9, 2016
On Sept. 6, Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa and JSC Deputy Director Mark Geyer convened the workforce to review latest center ... read more
That "Lessons and Legacies" cheat sheet you were hoping for

That 'Lessons and Legacies' cheat sheet you were hoping for

By | Sep 8, 2016
The spirit of human spaceflight is alive and well at Johnson Space Center and, as we look forward with Orion, we must also remember the ... read more
‘Star Trek’ finds a loyal following at Johnson for its 50th

‘Star Trek’ finds a loyal following at Johnson for its 50th

By | Sep 8, 2016
Johnson Space Center team members may be sporting red for a photo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” the pop ... read more
"Lessons and Legacies" - Sept. 16

'Lessons and Legacies' - Sept. 16

By | Sep 7, 2016
Imagination and the desire to explore the cosmos? That’s easy. Crafting, engineering and flying new spacecraft is hard. The good ... read more
Helping our neighbors by filling their plates

Helping our neighbors by filling their plates

By | Sep 6, 2016
Nearly one in five Galveston County residents need emergency food assistance during the year, and many find themselves having to make hard ... view gallery
‘Humans of JSC’—tell us your stories

‘Humans of JSC’—tell us your stories

By | Sep 6, 2016
Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa’s passion for innovation has made a tangible impact on the home of human spaceflight ... read more
Sustainability opportunities too good to be disguised

Sustainability opportunities too good to be disguised

By | Sep 2, 2016
This common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) wakes up from a nap in the Johnson Space Center mall area. Perfectly camouflaged, the bird can sit ... read more
Paging Bennu—OSIRIS-REx to launch Sept. 8

Paging Bennu—OSIRIS-REx to launch Sept. 8

By | Aug 30, 2016
NASA is gearing up to launch the United States’ first mission to sample an asteroid, Bennu, with activities at the agency’s ... read more
Ginger Kerrick named to 2016 Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

Ginger Kerrick named to 2016 Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

By | Aug 24, 2016
Johnson Space Center’s Ginger Kerrick was one of five women named to this year’s Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Kerrick joins ... read more
Student-designed spacewalk tools: From the training pool to the ocean floor

Student-designed spacewalk tools: From the training pool to the ocean floor

By | Aug 24, 2016
Little did students at Los Medanos College know, testing their spacewalk tool prototype in NASA’s training pool was just the first ... read more
Duane Radicioni just can’t be counted out

Duane Radicioni just can’t be counted out

By | Aug 24, 2016
Strike one! Strike two! You’re out! Softball players, officials and team fans alike are fascinated by the softball pitcher who does ... read more
Removing obstacles at Johnson Space Center

Removing obstacles at Johnson Space Center

By | Aug 23, 2016
Continual improvement, kaizen, JSC 2.0—they all share the same goal: to reduce obstacles wherever they can be found.   Johnson ... read more
HERA Mission 11 crew returns, paves the way for human research

HERA Mission 11 crew returns, paves the way for human research

By | Aug 17, 2016
The Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) Mission 11 crew successfully “splashed down” on Aug. 10 at NASA’s Johnson ... read more
NASA TV airs Journey to Mars showcase, rocket engine test

NASA TV airs Journey to Mars showcase, rocket engine test

By | Aug 16, 2016
NASA is offering a behind-the-scenes look Aug. 18 at its Journey to Mars, including the test of a rocket engine that will launch the agency ... read more
Searching for "space junk" in paradise

Searching for 'space junk' in paradise

By | Aug 16, 2016
Located halfway between Brazil and Africa and with clear skies and tropical temperatures, Ascension Island sounds like a perfect vacation ... read more
Michele Perchonok named tops in her field of food technologists

Michele Perchonok named tops in her field of food technologists

By | Aug 15, 2016
We all know America runs on Dunkin’, but Dunkin’ Donuts also launched the career of a veteran NASA food scientist who was just ... read more
Kids soar with Bronze Eagles

Kids soar with Bronze Eagles

By | Aug 15, 2016
NASA and its commercial partners are creating the next generation of space vehicles, and the Bronze Eagles are inspiring the next generation ... view gallery
Don’t punt away this exclusive Super Bowl volunteer opportunity

Don’t punt away this exclusive Super Bowl volunteer opportunity

By | Aug 10, 2016
NASA is supporting the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl LI, and we’re looking for a few hundred volunteers with the ... read more
Scientist Dr. Keiko Nakamura-Messenger: Helping bring home NASA’s first asteroid samples

Scientist Dr. Keiko Nakamura-Messenger: Helping bring home NASA’s first asteroid samples

By | Aug 9, 2016
Studying comet and asteroid samples may seem like science fiction, but it’s all in a day’s work for NASA Johnson Space ... read more
JSC kids follow in parents’ footsteps

JSC kids follow in parents’ footsteps

By | Aug 5, 2016
Hundreds of #JSCKids visited Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston (SCH) to learn about what their parents do each day during ... view gallery
NASA releases ‘Omics: Advancing Personalized Medicine from Space to Earth’

NASA releases ‘Omics: Advancing Personalized Medicine from Space to Earth’

By | Aug 4, 2016
Video highlights Twins Study research NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is releasing the video “Omics: Advancing ... read more
Hunting tactics—just in time to slay energy vampires

Hunting tactics—just in time to slay energy vampires

By | Aug 3, 2016
This green heron (Butorides virescens) nabs a dragonfly from the air near Building 4. Green herons have a diverse diet. They eat a wide ... read more
Coffee chats jolt creativity for JSC 2.016 initiatives

Coffee chats jolt creativity for JSC 2.016 initiatives

By | Aug 2, 2016
Big things are brewing for Johnson Space Center, like last year’s 5x2015 projects (originally dubbed 2x2015) and JSC 2.016 updated ... read more
A dream realized: Connor Barnes interns at Johnson Space Center

A dream realized: Connor Barnes interns at Johnson Space Center

By | Aug 1, 2016
On Oct. 29, 1998, while most 2-year-olds were glued to children’s programs, Connor Barnes’ living room TV was tuned to a very ... read more
NCAS students show that hard work can get you places (like here)

NCAS students show that hard work can get you places (like here)

By | Jul 28, 2016
NASA’s Office of Education is full of success stories, and the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program takes great ... read more
Human Research Program releases ‘Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You’ video

Human Research Program releases ‘Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You’ video

By | Jul 27, 2016
NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is released a video titled “Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You” to highlight ... read more
Exploration on a microbial scale in space

Exploration on a microbial scale in space

By | Jul 25, 2016
The Water and Food Analytics Laboratory within the Human Health and Performance Directorate at Johnson Space Center can test for hundreds of ... read more
In a class of their own

In a class of their own

By | Jul 25, 2016
Five projects show that innovation is possible … even on a time crunch   What originally began as an initiative to send two ... read more
JSC External Relations Office named Government Communications Team of the Year

JSC External Relations Office named Government Communications Team of the Year

By | Jul 22, 2016
NASA Johnson Space Center’s External Relations Office was recognized as the Government Communications Team of the Year at the Public ... read more
NASA establishes institute to explore new ways to protect astronauts

NASA establishes institute to explore new ways to protect astronauts

By | Jul 20, 2016
NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative ... read more
Building 11 transforms into a Food Plaza

Building 11 transforms into a Food Plaza

By | Jul 19, 2016
Order up! One of the hottest tickets in eating out is the gourmet food truck, and Starport is now bringing Houston’s best gourmet food ... read more
NASA pilots enter new frontier

NASA pilots enter new frontier

By | Jul 14, 2016
NASA astronauts underwent full-pressure suit training at the 9th Physiological Support Squadron on July 7. The astronauts conducted training ... read more
OPM update on identity theft protection

OPM update on identity theft protection

By | Jul 13, 2016
To provide you with an update from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding the malicious cyber intrusions carried out against the ... read more
JSC wows thousands at Houston comic conventions

JSC wows thousands at Houston comic conventions

By | Jul 13, 2016
Even in Houston, it’s not every day that you see a spacecraft headed down the interstate. #SpotOrion received 22 million impressions ... view gallery
Take a look! Learn your colors

Take a look! Learn your colors

By | Jul 12, 2016
Remember when you were 5 and there was a world of possibility with a broken crayon nub in your one hand and a piece of paper in the other? ... read more
Scientist Dr. Samuel Lawrence thinks space rocks

Scientist Dr. Samuel Lawrence thinks space rocks

By | Jul 7, 2016
When Samuel Lawrence, Ph.D, took on a planetary scientist position at Johnson Space Center in May, he fulfilled a goal he’s had for ... read more
All abuzz about sustainability

All abuzz about sustainability

By | Jul 6, 2016
This female golden digger wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) is excavating a burrow in front of Building 8. This colorful wasp will only be alive for ... read more
Did ‘Juno’ about NASA’s latest great feat?

Did ‘Juno’ about NASA’s latest great feat?

By | Jul 5, 2016
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered ... read more
TV program featuring astronaut Kjell Lindgren wins multiple awards

TV program featuring astronaut Kjell Lindgren wins multiple awards

By | Jul 5, 2016
A Fairfax County Public Schools video production featuring NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren was honored with two awards this past year. The ... read more
Countdown to Jupiter – July 4

Countdown to Jupiter – July 4

By | Jun 30, 2016
This Fourth of July, NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey. In the evening ... read more
The air up there

The air up there

By | Jun 29, 2016
A Class I-E 5x2015 Project, Personal CO2 Monitors, seek to take the guesswork out of deciphering air quality around astronauts   For ... read more
Starport’s Healthy Living Expo is July 16

Starport’s Healthy Living Expo is July 16

By | Jun 28, 2016
Are you ready to learn, connect and be healthier? Starport is hosting the first-ever Healthy Living Expo on July 16. We will host community ... read more
NASA Proud! Justin Bautista is an ally for all

NASA Proud! Justin Bautista is an ally for all

By | Jun 27, 2016
For Pride Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage and commitment have helped shape them ... read more
All work and no play? Not for these pint-sized explorers

All work and no play? Not for these pint-sized explorers

By | Jun 24, 2016
To many engineers and scientists at Johnson Space Center, their workplace is a life-sized playground. Now, that’s possible for all the ... view gallery
NASA’s Juno spacecraft to risk Jupiter’s fireworks for science

NASA’s Juno spacecraft to risk Jupiter’s fireworks for science

By | Jun 21, 2016
On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops ... read more
Three space station crew members return to Earth, land safely in Kazakhstan

Three space station crew members return to Earth, land safely in Kazakhstan

By | Jun 20, 2016
Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 4:15 a.m. CDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after ... read more
NASA Proud!

NASA Proud!

By | Jun 16, 2016
Each year, Americans observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month during the month of June to celebrate the proud ... read more
Dawn L. Oliver wins prestigious Attorney of the Year award

Dawn L. Oliver wins prestigious Attorney of the Year award

By | Jun 15, 2016
In the sixth grade, Dawn L. Oliver made a decision that would eventually culminate in her receiving the NASA Attorney of the Year award: She ... read more
It takes a team—rather, many teams

It takes a team—rather, many teams

By | Jun 14, 2016
While an Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) traveling exhibit destined for all the NASA centers made a stop at Johnson Space Center this past ... view gallery
Will we be the big winner … and deserving of ice cream?

Will we be the big winner … and deserving of ice cream?

By | Jun 10, 2016
Last year, Johnson Space Center did not rank high (um, that’s putting it kindly) in comparison to the other NASA centers ... read more
An inside look at filming the NASA episode of ‘Inside Man’

An inside look at filming the NASA episode of ‘Inside Man’

By | Jun 9, 2016
CNN’s “Inside Man” NASA episode, “One Giant Step for Morgan,” airs at 9 p.m. CDT on June 10 to a worldwide ... view gallery
CNN features Johnson Space Center on Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Inside Man’

CNN features Johnson Space Center on Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Inside Man’

By | Jun 9, 2016
“Inside Man”—the CNN series that digs deep into compelling topics—has a new episode, “One Giant Step for ... read more
Rich Ellenberger:  Be true to yourself

Rich Ellenberger: Be true to yourself

By | Jun 7, 2016
For Pride Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage and commitment have helped shape them ... read more
Summer brings a baby boom worth fawning over

Summer brings a baby boom worth fawning over

By | Jun 6, 2016
The coming of summer brings fawning season to Johnson Space Center. The resident white-tail deer population reproduces only once a ... read more
HERA Mission 10 crew to ‘splashdown’ June 1

HERA Mission 10 crew to ‘splashdown’ June 1

By | May 31, 2016
After 30 days in the confines of a simulated spacecraft, the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) Mission 10 crew will ... read more
BEAM fully expanded and pressurized

BEAM fully expanded and pressurized

By | May 31, 2016
Pressurization of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) began at 3:34 p.m. CDT May 28, and the eight tanks filled with air completed ... read more
Titan Transtage arrives at Johnson to be studied by orbital debris scientists

Titan Transtage arrives at Johnson to be studied by orbital debris scientists

By | May 30, 2016
The Titan Transtage, an upper stage of the Titan III rocket family, arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center May 26, where it will be ... read more
World Premiere Screening: ‘One Giant Step for Morgan’

World Premiere Screening: ‘One Giant Step for Morgan’

By | May 27, 2016
Johnson Space Center team members are invited to a world premiere screening of the NASA episode of CNN’s original series, ... read more
Beautiful morning, stormy afternoon bookend Bike to Work Day

Beautiful morning, stormy afternoon bookend Bike to Work Day

By | May 27, 2016
Robin Elgart is a huge advocate for bicycle commuting to Johnson Space Center. Elgart has been commuting by bike since 2008, even before she ... view gallery
Issues encountered during BEAM expansion; NASA, Bigelow working to solve them

Issues encountered during BEAM expansion; NASA, Bigelow working to solve them

By | May 26, 2016
NASA is working closely with Bigelow Aerospace to understand why its module did not fully expand May 26 as planned. Engineers are meeting at ... read more
Video highlights Mark and Scott Kelly’s metabolites: "Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat"

Video highlights Mark and Scott Kelly’s metabolites: 'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat'

By | May 25, 2016
NASA’s Human Research Program is releasing the “ Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat” video to highlight its Twins ... read more
NASA Counterintelligence Newsletter

NASA Counterintelligence Newsletter

By | May 24, 2016
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The 2016 Employee Viewpoint Survey is here

The 2016 Employee Viewpoint Survey is here

By | May 19, 2016
All civil servants are encouraged to complete the 2016 Employee Viewpoint Survey. (You will have received a link via email from ... read more
Shakeel Razvi: The measure of a person

Shakeel Razvi: The measure of a person

By | May 19, 2016
For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage and ... read more
A ‘SAFE’ alternative to working within fiscal constraints

A ‘SAFE’ alternative to working within fiscal constraints

By | May 18, 2016
Big missions, high hopes and dwindling budgets may be the story of this constrained fiscal climate, but with smart strategies and innovative ... read more
Students create winning dish for space station

Students create winning dish for space station

By | May 18, 2016
A red pepper risotto entrée created by high school students from Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, New Jersey, will be ... read more
Enjoy Bike to Work Day with safety in mind

Enjoy Bike to Work Day with safety in mind

By | May 17, 2016
Johnson Space Center team members will see more machines of the two-wheeled variety on May 19 during Bike to Work Day. To ensure the safety ... read more
Mark Geyer receives Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award

Mark Geyer receives Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award

By | May 12, 2016
Congratulations to Johnson Space Center Deputy Director Mark Geyer for being recognized as an Outstanding Aerospace Engineer (OAE) by Purdue ... read more
Stacey Nakamura: Diversity makes us all better

Stacey Nakamura: Diversity makes us all better

By | May 12, 2016
For Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage and ... read more
Preserving history … with lasers!

Preserving history … with lasers!

By | May 11, 2016
They came bearing lasers, but meant us no harm. On April 27, a specialty team from the National Park Service in Historic American ... read more
Quite a scrapbook you’ve got there, space station

Quite a scrapbook you’ve got there, space station

By | May 9, 2016
Millions of pictures and counting—the International Space Station can now brag that it has the mother(ship) of all ... read more
NASA, space station partners announce future mission crew members

NASA, space station partners announce future mission crew members

By | May 6, 2016
NASA and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members for missions to the orbiting laboratory in 2017. The ... read more
The invitation you would keep checking your mailbox for

The invitation you would keep checking your mailbox for

By | May 4, 2016
While the Soyuz TMA-20M vehicle was rocketing into orbit on March 18, a select few of Johnson Space Center’s most recent ... read more
(Cat)ch us if you can for Bike to Work Day and other May sustainability opportunities

(Cat)ch us if you can for Bike to Work Day and other May sustainability opportunities

By | May 2, 2016
A lone bobcat walks by a wildlife camera trap northwest of Building 358. Bobcats are relatively common at Johnson Space Center, although ... read more
Exploring an asteroid without leaving Earth

Exploring an asteroid without leaving Earth

By | Apr 27, 2016
One building at Johnson Space Center houses a spacecraft that will bring its 10th crew face-to-face with an asteroid on May 2. ... read more
NASA partners with IMAX for "A Beautiful Planet"—in theaters April 29

NASA partners with IMAX for 'A Beautiful Planet'—in theaters April 29

By | Apr 27, 2016
For crew members aboard the International Space Station, the view doesn’t get any better than looking at the Earth from the ... read more
From off the Earth to off the grid

From off the Earth to off the grid

By | Apr 26, 2016
If you attended the Spring Safety, Health and Environment Fair on April 20, you may have noticed a small insect sitting next to the free ... read more
Starport’s Wellness Program receives national recognition

Starport’s Wellness Program receives national recognition

By | Apr 25, 2016
In recognition of its worksite health promotion achievements, Starport was recently presented the 2015 National Best and Brightest in ... read more
Johnson Space Center volunteers take care of the bayous

Johnson Space Center volunteers take care of the bayous

By | Apr 25, 2016
On a picture-perfect Saturday morning in early April, 18 Johnson Space Center team members, family and friends volunteered their time to ... read more
NASA’s Twins Study explores space through you: videos highlight omics

NASA’s Twins Study explores space through you: videos highlight omics

By | Apr 21, 2016
NASA’s Human Research Program is releasing the first half of a video series entitled “Omics: Exploring Space Through You” ... read more
You know we’re all about that Earth, ‘bout that Earth—no wonder!

You know we’re all about that Earth, ‘bout that Earth—no wonder!

By | Apr 20, 2016
This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, to ... read more
A date with data

A date with data

By | Apr 20, 2016
NASA has led the nation’s exploration of space since its founding in 1958. Its contributions have extended to advances that have ... read more
JSC leads federal government in innovation

JSC leads federal government in innovation

By | Apr 19, 2016
Johnson Space Center ranked first in innovation in the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The first-place ranking was against ... read more
It’s just lunch … with an intern

It’s just lunch … with an intern

By | Apr 18, 2016
Johnson Space Center hosted its second Intern Lunch Box Event for the spring class of interns. The event emphasizes networking within the ... read more
Jared Daum: Parachute engineer and modern Renaissance man

Jared Daum: Parachute engineer and modern Renaissance man

By | Apr 18, 2016
Parachute engineer, trumpet player, human test subject, space-food tester, adventure traveler, part-time educator, ultimate frisbee ... read more
Meteorites arrive at Johnson Space Center

Meteorites arrive at Johnson Space Center

By | Apr 15, 2016
Collection helps answer questions about solar system evolution   Nearly 570 meteorite samples collected during a two-month Antarctic ... read more
From inner Earth to outer space

From inner Earth to outer space

By | Apr 15, 2016
Johnson Space Center partners with Houston-based small business to produce space station flight hardware    In the fall of ... read more
NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on space station

NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on space station

By | Apr 12, 2016
The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the ... read more
Astronauts, aliens … and kids, oh my

Astronauts, aliens … and kids, oh my

By | Apr 7, 2016
On March 19, Starport appealed to many life forms for their annual spring festival, which included a Children’s Spring Fling, flea ... view gallery
Engineers Without Borders makes a difference during spring break

Engineers Without Borders makes a difference during spring break

By | Apr 5, 2016
Most people would not say their favorite moment this spring break was "digging in a sewer," but for Jack Bacon, Ph.D., it ... read more
Need an intern for the fall?

Need an intern for the fall?

By | Apr 5, 2016
If you have any questions, contact Missy Matthias at 281-792-7844.  ... read more
Inside JSC gets a new look starting April 14

Inside JSC gets a new look starting April 14

By | Apr 4, 2016
Johnson Space Center’s internal home page, Inside JSC, is getting a fresh look coupled with easier navigation capabilities. The ... read more
Reusing the past to build the future

Reusing the past to build the future

By | Apr 1, 2016
One man has been finding ways to stretch his budget and help Johnson Space Center at the same time. Nathan Moore from the Habitability ... read more
April heralds Earth Day, sustainability opportunities

April heralds Earth Day, sustainability opportunities

By | Apr 1, 2016
Eastern bluebirds are one of hundreds of bird species protected by a group of laws that are together known as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act ... read more
Astronaut Suni Williams shares her inspiring story with NASA and Pathways interns

Astronaut Suni Williams shares her inspiring story with NASA and Pathways interns

By | Mar 30, 2016
On March 17, Astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams gave an inspirational lecture to Johnson Space Center and Pathways interns. ... read more
Lighting Environment Test Facility Open House - April 5

Lighting Environment Test Facility Open House - April 5

By | Mar 30, 2016
Open house is only open to badged JSC team members. For additional information on the open house or the facility, please ... read more
Dr. Ellen Ochoa shares #HerStory for Women"s History Month

Dr. Ellen Ochoa shares #HerStory for Women's History Month

By | Mar 29, 2016
Dr. Ellen Ochoa was recently featured on Tumblr as part of a #HerStory interview series for Women's History Month. #HerStory highlights ... read more
Lauren Johnson: Honoring the memories of those who paved the way

Lauren Johnson: Honoring the memories of those who paved the way

By | Mar 29, 2016
February was African American History Month. Johnson Space Center is honoring a few employees whose character, courage and commitment have ... read more
NASA sends fire, meteor experiments to space station on commercial cargo spacecraft

NASA sends fire, meteor experiments to space station on commercial cargo spacecraft

By | Mar 23, 2016
Scientific investigations of fire in microgravity and grippers inspired by geckos are among the nearly 7,500 pounds of cargo headed to the ... read more
All about the ‘LADIs’ during Women’s History Month

All about the ‘LADIs’ during Women’s History Month

By | Mar 22, 2016
On March 16, Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa joined other NASA women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) ... read more
Sisters in science

Sisters in science

By | Mar 21, 2016
Is your sister like a best friend? Is your best friend like a sister? Can she help you with your chem lab?   “All of these ... read more
Glass beads, meteorite fragments hold secret to working on asteroids

Glass beads, meteorite fragments hold secret to working on asteroids

By | Mar 18, 2016
The secret to planetary formation and landing on asteroids lies in a handful of glass beads and meteorite fragments.   These ... read more
Astronaut Scott Kelly to retire from NASA in April

Astronaut Scott Kelly to retire from NASA in April

By | Mar 17, 2016
NASA astronaut and one-year crew member Scott Kelly will retire from the agency effective April 1. Kelly joined the astronaut corps in 1996 ... read more
Mooooo-ve over, there’s a new baby in town

Mooooo-ve over, there’s a new baby in town

By | Mar 16, 2016
'Tis the season for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo … and wee little ones! Johnson Space Center’s Longhorn Project ... read more
NASA targets May 2018 launch of Mars InSight mission

NASA targets May 2018 launch of Mars InSight mission

By | Mar 10, 2016
NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of ... read more
Pyroshock testing at ESTA is a blast

Pyroshock testing at ESTA is a blast

By | Mar 10, 2016
The Propulsion and Power Division charted a path toward developing a pyroshock test capability, as shock environments are a concern during ... read more
Got aches and pains from work? Call an ergonomist

Got aches and pains from work? Call an ergonomist

By | Mar 3, 2016
Have you ever experienced neck or shoulder pain after a long day at work? Frequent headaches? Sore knees or wrists? Do you feel trapped in a ... read more
Earth, sweet Earth

Earth, sweet Earth

By | Mar 2, 2016
NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a ... read more
Wade into sustainability during the month of March

Wade into sustainability during the month of March

By | Mar 1, 2016
Roseate spoonbills (Platalea ajaja) are wading birds native to the Gulf Coast and a frequent visitor to Johnson Space Center. These birds ... read more
Ten things to know about Scott Kelly’s #YearInSpace

Ten things to know about Scott Kelly’s #YearInSpace

By | Feb 29, 2016
1. It’s actually more like a three-year mission. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko may have ... read more
Scott Kelly returns, but science for NASA’s Journey to Mars continues

Scott Kelly returns, but science for NASA’s Journey to Mars continues

By | Feb 25, 2016
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly paved the way for future missions when he embarked on a one-year mission in space along with Russian cosmonaut ... read more
NASA and TI challenge students to step up to STEM

NASA and TI challenge students to step up to STEM

By | Feb 25, 2016
How will the next generation of scientists and engineers transform the current technology from the one-year crew mission into success for ... read more
Seven ways astronaut Scott Kelly will need to readjust to Earth after 340 days in space

Seven ways astronaut Scott Kelly will need to readjust to Earth after 340 days in space

By | Feb 23, 2016
While living in space can be similar in many ways to living on Earth, some things in space are very different. For example, a lack of ... read more
Compact, all-in-one exercise device flying to station

Compact, all-in-one exercise device flying to station

By | Feb 23, 2016
The Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2) is a compact, all-in-one exercise device headed to the space station on the next Orbital vehicle in ... read more
SEEC-ing space exploration in the classroom

SEEC-ing space exploration in the classroom

By | Feb 22, 2016
The 2016 Space Exploration Educators Conference, or SEEC, was hosted by Space Center Houston from Feb. 4 to 6. SEEC provides K-12 educators ... read more
Record number of Americans apply to #BeAnAstronaut

Record number of Americans apply to #BeAnAstronaut

By | Feb 22, 2016
More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class — almost three times the number of applications received in ... read more
Longhorn Project not short on educational opportunities

Longhorn Project not short on educational opportunities

By | Feb 19, 2016
Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) students were invited to volunteer at Johnson Space Center with the Longhorn Project at the ... read more
#StateOfNASA 2016

#StateOfNASA 2016

By | Feb 18, 2016
Media and social media followers attended the State of NASA at Johnson Space Center. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden addressed NASA ... read more
Stacy Shutts: A passion for peace, preservation and lasting change

Stacy Shutts: A passion for peace, preservation and lasting change

By | Feb 18, 2016
Stacy Shutts traveled up and down the western hemisphere before landing in Houston as Johnson Space Center’s new sustainability ... read more
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror fully assembled

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror fully assembled

By | Feb 17, 2016
The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The ... read more
Former President George H.W. Bush discusses life in space with station crew

Former President George H.W. Bush discusses life in space with station crew

By | Feb 11, 2016
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA discussed Kelly’s ... view gallery
Super Bowl with Scott Kelly

Super Bowl with Scott Kelly

By | Feb 9, 2016
This year for the Super Bowl, Scott Kelly sent down photos of his viewing party and the stadium, and then caught a pass from Stephen Colbert ... read more
The first space rendezvous — Gemini 7/6A

The first space rendezvous — Gemini 7/6A

By | Feb 5, 2016
On Dec. 15, 1965, Gemini 6A came within one foot of Gemini 7 and remained there for five hours and 19 minutes. It was the first rendezvous ... read more
A ‘Black HERstory’ moment featuring NASA’s Dr. Mae Jemison

A ‘Black HERstory’ moment featuring NASA’s Dr. Mae Jemison

By | Feb 4, 2016
For Black History Month, “The Real” highlighted a special Black HERstory moment honoring NASA’s first female ... read more
On deck: the Astros with our astros (and the JSC team)

On deck: the Astros with our astros (and the JSC team)

By | Feb 3, 2016
Astros ballplayers Luis Valbuena and Lance McCullers Jr., along with play-by-play broadcaster Robert Ford, visited their namesake and a ... view gallery
Crew begins analog mission to asteroid

Crew begins analog mission to asteroid

By | Feb 3, 2016
During a simulated mission to asteroid 1620 Geographos, four crew members will conduct a geological survey and use training systems aboard a ... read more
Day of Remembrance

Day of Remembrance

By | Feb 1, 2016
On Jan. 28, NASA commemorated the men and women lost in the agency's space exploration program by celebrating their lives, their bravery ... view gallery
‘Bee’ thankful for native plants

‘Bee’ thankful for native plants

By | Feb 1, 2016
On May 19, 2015, the White House released the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. This ... read more
Redefining the concept of ‘kitchen’

Redefining the concept of ‘kitchen’

By | Jan 28, 2016
In an unassuming metal building off Avenue B at Johnson Space Center, a remarkable collaboration between two countries took place. Students ... read more
Fireworks and festivities herald Independence (Plaza) Day

Fireworks and festivities herald Independence (Plaza) Day

By | Jan 27, 2016
If the voluminous crowds were not the first clue that something special was in the air the morning of Jan. 23 at Space Center Houston, then ... read more
"LEED-ing" into the future with green buildings

'LEED-ing' into the future with green buildings

By | Jan 26, 2016
How do you make 117,000 square feet of concrete, rebar and laboratories green? And what exactly does “green” mean ... read more
Engineers mark completion of Orion’s pressure vessel

Engineers mark completion of Orion’s pressure vessel

By | Jan 22, 2016
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is another step closer to launching on its first mission to deep space atop the agency’s Space Launch ... read more
Fifth annual OCIO’s NASA T&I Labs challenge project call is now open

Fifth annual OCIO’s NASA T&I Labs challenge project call is now open

By | Jan 20, 2016
The Chief Technology Officer for IT in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is sponsoring the fifth annual Technology and ... read more
Science in bloom

Science in bloom

By | Jan 19, 2016
On Jan. 15, Scott Kelly tweeted a picture of the first flower grown in the Veggie plant growth facility aboard the International Space ... read more
Children’s calendar contest winners enjoy the spoils of their artistic efforts

Children’s calendar contest winners enjoy the spoils of their artistic efforts

By | Jan 13, 2016
On the evening of Jan. 8, Johnson Space Center extended its congratulations to 36 young artists — winners of the annual Safety, Health ... read more
Can’t keep calm over a ‘hyperwall’

Can’t keep calm over a ‘hyperwall’

By | Jan 12, 2016
Though it looks like something straight from a sci-fi movie, you’ll find this hyperwall standing tall and proud in Building 57 at ... read more
Car Wars: The Force Awakens (Your Need for Patience)

Car Wars: The Force Awakens (Your Need for Patience)

By | Jan 11, 2016
Enjoy the holidays while you can — for in January, construction affecting Second Street may awaken the Grinch in you. Center ... read more
NASA studies link genetics and nutrition with astronaut vision changes

NASA studies link genetics and nutrition with astronaut vision changes

By | Jan 6, 2016
Recent research findings from the International Space Station show there may be a link between nutrition, genetics and vision problems ... read more
Apply now for innovation grants up to $30,000

Apply now for innovation grants up to $30,000

By | Jan 5, 2016
Do you have an idea for a science or technology innovation that would make one of NASA’s missions better, faster or cheaper? Apply now ... read more
Snowed in—with egrets

Snowed in—with egrets

By | Jan 4, 2016
While we cannot guarantee a snowy winter at Johnson Space Center, we can guarantee snowy egrets on JSC’s grounds. The white feathers ... read more