Latest NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston Stories

2014-05-14 20:20:40

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientific research to prepare astronauts to venture farther into the solar system than ever before and provide real benefits to life on Earth happens every day aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Starting at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 21, join NASA, the current space station commander and a panel of experts as they discuss current and future research aboard this one-of-a-kind orbiting laboratory....

2011-11-16 04:03:19

Astronauts and oil field workers will share a training facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston thanks to a new agreement that takes advantage of excess capacity at the agency's underwater training pool. Raytheon Technical Services Co. of Dulles, Va., NASA's contractor for operations at the Sonny Carter Training Facility Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson, has signed an agreement to partner with Petrofac Training Services in Houston. Petrofac will use the NBL to...

2010-12-22 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is part of a team that has been awarded a five-year contract valued at $251 million to provide information technology and multimedia services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and other NASA facilities. Wyle will support DB Consulting Group, Inc. on the Information Technology and Multimedia Services contract to provide information technology services, information management, multimedia services and external relations to the...

2010-10-18 16:05:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space researchers, physicians, astronauts, and operations experts from around the world will gather April 11-15, 2011, in Houston to discuss the next chapter in human spaceflight at the 18th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Humans in Space Symposium. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Hosted by NASA and the University of Houston (UH), the theme...

2010-04-20 12:15:00

NASA and the National Science Teachers Association, or NSTA, have selected high school teachers from Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Washington to fly an experiment in microgravity. This flight opportunity will allow high school teachers and students to propose, design, fabricate, and evaluate an experiment the teachers will fly in a reduced gravity environment. The overall experience will include scientific research, hands-on design and test operations...

2010-02-27 07:35:00

Spaceflight pioneer Aaron Cohen, a former director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, died Thursday, Feb. 25, after a lengthy illness. He was 79. Cohen had a 33-year career with NASA. He was a steady hand at the helm of Johnson as NASA recovered from the shuttle Challenger tragedy and returned the space shuttle to flight. Cohen left the agency in 1993 to accept an appointment as a professor at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. At the time, he was serving as acting deputy...

2010-01-06 09:45:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA officials will discuss an upcoming spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts, the relocation of a Soyuz spacecraft to a new docking port and other International Space Station activities during a briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 11. The briefing will take place at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Reporters at participating NASA centers may ask questions. (Logo:...

2009-06-29 11:00:00

After reviewing more than 3,500 applications, NASA has selected nine people for the 2009 astronaut candidate class. They will begin training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston this August. "This is a very talented and diverse group we've selected," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "They will join our current astronauts and play very important roles for NASA in the future. In addition to flying in space, astronauts...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.