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News Archive / Tagged: Houston

  • Think failure isn’t an option? NASA has a job for you

    Jim SiegelApril 9th, 2018

    Have you ever envisioned yourself as one of NASA's flight directors overseeing space exploration missions from Houston’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center? Well, now is your chance as the U.S. space agency has recently posted the flight director position on USAJobs.

  • Johnson Space Center closed through Labor Day to evaluate safety after Harvey

    Derek RichardsonAugust 30th, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, has prompted NASA to cancel an in-flight question and answer session with Expedition 52 astronaut Peggy Whitson, who is currently aboard the International Space Station. Additionally, the Johnson Space Center will remained closed until Sept. 5, 2017, to all but mission mission-essential personnel while officials evaluate the safety of the center.

  • Bruce McCandless, Capcom for Apollo 11, visits Kennedy Space Center, discusses historic mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 21st, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Bruce McCandless II was on site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex for the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing this week. McCandless served as Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for the first lunar spacewalk.

  • ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels, succumbs to cancer

    Jacques van OeneMay 18th, 2014

    This morning former ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels age 68, lost his fight against kidney cancer. He passed away at 09:08 GMT while hospitalized at the Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek hospital in Amsterdam. Wubbo Ockels was married and has two children.

  • NASA and NSBRI select 26 research proposals

    Jim SharkeyMay 8th, 2014

    NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have selected 26 research proposals to investigate ways to support crew health and performance during deep space exploration missions. The research proposals came from academic institutions, industry and government research laboratories. Medical and technological advances will be needed to protect astronauts during […]

  • NASA awards mission operations advanced technology and Integration contract

    Press ReleaseFebruary 14th, 2014

    NASA has awarded its Advanced Technology and Integration contract to Tietronix Software Inc. of Webster, Texas for support at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

  • NASA Awards Information Technology and Multimedia Contract

    Press ReleaseDecember 31st, 2013

    NASA is exercising an option to extend its contract with DB Consulting Group, Inc., in Silver Spring, Md., to provide information technology, multimedia, information management and external relations support services at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

  • Space station crew performs first successful spacewalk to remove ammonia pump

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 22nd, 2013

    Expedition 38 astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully preformed the first in a series of extra-vehicular activities(EVAs) to replace a faulty ammonia pump on Saturday, December 21. This was the first of three spacewalks scheduled to fix a coolant loop issue which cropped up earlier this month on December 11.

  • NASA awards contract for Space Flight Systems Development and Operations

    Press ReleaseNovember 21st, 2013

    NASA has selected ZIN Technologies Inc. of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, to support space flight systems development and operations at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.