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2017 JSC Features
Engines of twingenuity: NASA’s Twin Study investigators have a meeting of the minds
May 26, 2017
If you took all the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in your body and strung it end to end, it would reach all the way to Pluto and back. The ...
Students enjoy their moment in the sun thanks to Johnson Space Center volunteers
May 25, 2017
Ever heard the one about NASA engineers who walk into a middle school and build solar cars with students? The joke is that no one is sure ...
Two NASA astronauts inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
May 22, 2017
Two veteran NASA astronauts joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 19. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel ...
James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror prepared for testing
May 18, 2017
The towering primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope stands inside a cleanroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in ...
Les Quiocho brings out the ‘BEST’ in kids aspiring to STEM careers
May 10, 2017
People at NASA’s Johnson Space Center are passionate about their jobs in the space program. Numerous employees dedicate their time and ...
James Webb Space Telescope arrives at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
May 8, 2017
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where it will undergo its last cryogenic ...
A thousand words? Our images have much more to say
May 8, 2017
Donn Liddle and Edward Oshel are the leading photogrammetrists in NASA Johnson Space Center’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration ...
Ulster County students taste sweet smell of success in Culinary Challenge
May 1, 2017
Strawberries, rhubarb, rolled oats, flour, coconut sugar, orange juice and a pinch of orange zest. Those are the basic ingredients in a ...
Supporting astronaut life on Earth
Apr 27, 2017
As the home of human space exploration, many people at NASA’s Johnson Space Center work to ensure astronauts safely and successfully ...
A bright idea: enhancing energy efficiency with LEDs
Apr 25, 2017
The Energy Management team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center is increasing the center’s energy efficiency by retrofitting or ...
Don’t miss out on Data Science Day 2.0
Apr 24, 2017
It will become apparent that really every day is a day you use data science, whether you know it or not, but if you don’t sign ...
Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new record for time in space
Apr 24, 2017
534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and counting. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time ...
Adopt a piece of the Earth in celebration of Earth Day
Apr 19, 2017
This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities from April 20 to 21 to engage the public in ...
Managing Engineering with a safety mindset
Apr 18, 2017
Sometimes a different perspective can be illuminating. Lauri Hansen, director of the Engineering Directorate at NASA’s Johnson ...
The future in our own backyard
Apr 17, 2017
Johnson Space Center’s community engagement at Port City Links’ Health, Education, Science Fair and Carnival NASA’s ...
Brooke Nelson: The art of designing NASA’s mission
Apr 12, 2017
Brooke Nelson grew up in a small, rural town with few connections to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) resources. Though ...
Chili Cook-off: A state of mind
Apr 11, 2017
There is a time of year at NASA’s Johnson Space Center that rivals the spirit of Christmas, the pride of Independence Day and the ...
‘Chick’ lit for everyone: Sustainability Opportunities
Apr 10, 2017
Millions of Attwater’s prairie chickens once roamed the prairie along the Texas and Louisiana coast, including the prairies around ...
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson adds three months to record-breaking mission
Apr 6, 2017
Already poised to break the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut, Peggy Whitson is set to extend her mission with ...
Local firefighters offer a helping hand at Johnson Space Center
Apr 6, 2017
The Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department (NBVFD) and Webster Fire Department came to the Gilruth Center on March 1 for a training exercise ...
Mission Control team finds answers during spacewalk
Apr 3, 2017
Traveling 240 miles above Earth and 12 times the speed of a bullet, a cloth blanket gets away during a spacewalk and immediately drifts out ...
For the love of Martian soil
Mar 29, 2017
For Elizabeth Rampe, a planetary geologist in NASA Johnson Space Center’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) ...
NASA announces upcoming International Space Station crew assignments
Mar 28, 2017
Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor ...
Bryce Schmidtchen: Returning to his roots
Mar 28, 2017
Bryce Schmidtchen recently went back to fifth grade, but not to stay. Instead, he stood where his favorite teacher once had and shared his ...
Space Day 2017 at the State Capitol
Mar 22, 2017
Every two years, experts from NASA’s Johnson Space Center make the nearly 200-mile journey from Houston to Austin to participate in ...
Symphonizing the science: NASA Twins Study team begins integrating results
Mar 21, 2017
It begins with one instrument. Then another joins in. Before you know it, a grand symphony is playing before your eyes. NASA Twins Study ...
If you build it, they will come
Mar 20, 2017
How the NASA Johnson Space Center community worked together to overcome the crazy ant crisis If you take a moment to admire the blooming ...
Mar 15, 2017
Spring is upon us with more changes than just noncommittal weather patterns. At NASA’s Johnson Space Center, spring is bringing forth ...
Art and STEM: Unlikely accomplices in the quest for innovation
Mar 14, 2017
Known for its workforce of “rocket scientists” who demonstrate immense technical aptitude while catapulting humankind regularly ...
Be it spacesuit boots, pumps or sneakers—be sure to leave footprints in your wake
Mar 3, 2017
“Success Always Leaves Footprints” is the Black History Month (BHM) 2017 theme; however, no matter the footwear, NASA Johnson ...
NASA CIO Ask Me Anything recording available
Mar 2, 2017
In case you missed it, the Information Technology (IT) Business Services Assessment (BSA) Ask Me Anything with NASA’s Chief ...
Rodeo comes to town
Mar 1, 2017
The Texas Independence Trail Ride hoofed it through NASA Johnson Space Center roadways on Feb. 28 on their way to an overnight campout at ...
Johnson Space Center does give a hoot—about wildlife
Feb 27, 2017
On Feb. 2, a crowd gathered outside of Building 11 to watch wildlife rehabilitator Merrell Skipper reveal an Eastern Screech Owl, Red-Tailed ...
Clearing the canal
Feb 21, 2017
Grounds team works to protect the people and native environment Sun blazing and machines roaring, NASA Johnson Space Center’s ...
Ready to go
Feb 17, 2017
NASA provider SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are vertical at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in ...
NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa to be inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
Feb 14, 2017
Veteran NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D., the first Hispanic woman to go to space and 11th director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in ...
Yeah, we were ready for some football
Feb 8, 2017
Before the New England Patriots made liars of statistics and history—completing what everyone originally thought they were going to do ...
Rob Navias to receive RNASA’s 2017 Space Communicator Award
Feb 7, 2017
The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation has selected Rob Navias, NASA Johnson Space Center Public Affairs ...
Johnson Space Center to host Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter science meeting
Feb 6, 2017
NASA’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division will host planetary scientists and lunar experts from the Lunar ...
A safe walk on the wild side
Feb 6, 2017
On Feb. 2, Johnson Space Center’s Sustainability team received support from some feathery and reptilian friends while promoting ...
Innovation is in the air—especially for Buildings 2N and 2S
Feb 5, 2017
Some people get discouraged about the small actions that are encouraged for more sustainable business. Recycling aluminum cans, unplugging ...
Accepting the risks of safety
Feb 1, 2017
Like a parent’s steady hands behind their child as they learn to ride a bike, the Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Directorate ...
Johnson Space Center’s director to serve on National Science Board
Jan 30, 2017
Science has always had an advocate in Dr. Ellen Ochoa, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Now, it is official, as Ochoa has been ...
NASA simulates Orion spacecraft launch conditions for crew
Jan 26, 2017
In a lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in spacesuits would experience when ...
Out from the ashes
Jan 20, 2017
“We built a new spacecraft from the ashes of Apollo 1, and here 21 months later we’re flying people to the moon.” Jerry C. ...
Are you ready for some football?
Jan 19, 2017
The countdown is on and Houston is readying for the Super Bowl LI headed to NRG Stadium on Feb. 5. With the Space City hosting the big game, ...
Remembering Gene Cernan
Jan 17, 2017
"We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." -- Cernan's closing words on ...
Houston Green Office Challenge announces 2016 winners—and we’re one!
Jan 12, 2017
For the 2016 challenge, the city of Houston engaged corporations, local businesses and nonprofit organizations through a variety of ...
All about sustainability? You can count on it (and our birds!)
Jan 10, 2017
This female summer tanager (Piranga rubra) arrived at Johnson Space Center in the spring after spending the winter in Central or South ...
NASA assigns upcoming space station crew members
Jan 4, 2017
NASA is assigning veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel and first-flight astronaut Jeanette Epps to missions aboard the International Space ...
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