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participants in Houston today got to peek into the future of human spaceflight!
Transformation of the Apollo Mission Control Center is underway! The first two rows of consoles have been removed from the room and delivered to the Kansas Cosmosphere for restoration. The room will be fully restored to look as it did during the Apollo 11 moon landing and will be ready for primetime by the 50th anniversary on the moon landing on July 20, 2019.
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the men and women lost in the nation's space exploration program by celebrating their lives, their bravery and advancements in human spaceflight. We honored the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia with a moment of silence and a T-38 flyover during a ceremony at our center this morning. ▪️
Apollo 1 (Jan. 27, 1967): Astronauts Roger B. Chaffee, Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Edward H. White Jr.
Challenger (Jan. 28, 1986): Astronauts Francis R. "Dick" Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, Gregory B. Jarvis and S. Christa McAuliffe
Columbia (Feb. 1, 2003): Astronauts Rick D. Husband, William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel B. Clark and Ilan Ramon
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's Day Of Remembrance at the link in our bio.
We're sorry, but we will not be posting updates to Instagram during the government shutdown. Also, all public NASA activities and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. We'll be back as soon as possible! Sorry for the inconvenience.
We are inviting our social media followers and news media to an in-person ‘State of NASA’ event on Feb. 5, 2018. Apply now (link in bio) for a chance to go behind-the-scenes of human space exploration and visit Mission Control, astronaut training facilities, and space vehicle mockups of our spacecraft that carry current and future explorers.
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Yesterday, NASA engineers fired up 1 of the 4 engines that'll power NASA’s Space Launch System on future deep space missions. The 365-second test helped verify that the flight controller – the engine’s “brain” – can properly communicate with the rocket.
NASA's first female astronauts. Selected 40 years ago today.
Kathryn Sullivan, Shannon W. Lucid, Anna L. Fischer, Judith Resnik, Sally K. Ride and M. Rhea Seddon
When those first six women joined the astronaut corps in 1978, they made up nearly 10 percent of the active astronaut corps. In the 40 years since that selection, NASA has selected its first astronaut candidate class with equal numbers of women and men, and women now comprise 34 percent of the active astronauts at NASA.
#girlpower #womeninSTEM #explore #NASA
Today is the 40th anniversary of the astronaut class of 1978, the first astronaut class to include women, African-American, and Asian-American astronauts. With every “first” in space, new dreams are launched, and new explorers begin their journeys. #firsts #explore #diversity #NASA
Our African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) represented our center in the Downtown Houston Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day Parade today. Watch our Instagram story for an inside look!