International Observe the Moon Night

Did you know there is a night set aside each year to observe Earth’s closest celestial neighbor, the Moon? International Observe the Moon Night has been held annually since 2010 and is a worldwide celebration of the Moon and lunar science. Each year, the celebration is held in September or Read full post

Rocket Segment Arrives in Florida

The dual-engine Centaur upper stage that will launch Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its uncrewed Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station has arrived at Cape Canaveral, Fla. for final processing by United Launch Alliance technicians. The stage arrived Oct. 19 aboard the Mariner cargo ship, the ocean-going vessel that Read full post

Energy Awareness Month Event Focuses on Ocean Renewables

Although Kennedy Space Center is located just within the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s east coast, the spaceport workforce generally focuses its attentions on space hardware – so a “lunch and learn” event highlighting methods to harness the ocean’s energy served as a learning opportunity for employees. Guest speaker Read full post

Liquid and Flame Science Work amid Japanese, Russian Maintenance

Two Expedition 57 astronauts are working to understand what happens to fluids being transported by spacecraft today. Another crew member also worked on combustion science gear as well as Japanese and Russian systems. Fluid physics and combustion research on the International Space Station helps scientists understand how well-known phenomena on Earth Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/18/2018

Food Acceptability: An ISS crewmember performed the Questionnaire. The Food Acceptability investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system.  Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration Read full post

Here's a Coronal Mass Ejection Right Before It Hit Earth

By Miles Hatfield NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center On Aug. 20, 2018, a Coronal Mass Ejection — an explosion of hot, electrically charged plasma erupting from the Sun — made its way towards Earth. By Aug. 26 it had hit — and aurora were visible as far south as Montana and Wisconsin in Read full post