(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on Nov. 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Adult Clinical Research Center opens in a new space with the goal of doubling study volume in three years
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Some of the most exciting things that we've seen from looking at gene expression in space is that we really see an explosion, like fireworks taking off, as soon as the human body gets into space.
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) The microgravity environment of the International Space Station impacts nearly every system within the human body. Researchers are studying the effects to the eyes, heart, muscles, and bones, but an area that hasn't received as much focus is one that is vital to human survival: the lungs.
Hidden beneath Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center is an area engineers used to test critical contamination control technology that has helped keep our James Webb Space Telescope clean during cryogenic testing.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) What appears to be a unique selfie opportunity was actually a critical photo for the cryogenic testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The photo was used to verify the line of sight (or path light will travel) for the testing configuration.
NASA Johnson Space Center posted a video of NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik, Mark T. Vande Hei, Joseph M. Acaba, and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli performing zero gravity flips and fidget spinner tricks while on board the International Space Station. Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the...
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet.
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Twelve volunteers will arrive this week at the German Space Agency's (DLR) Institute of Aerospace Medicine's :envihab facility to lie in bed for a month in the name of science. NASA's Human Research Program,...Show More Summary
"Even if we never find evidence that there's been life on Mars, this site can tell us about the type of environment where life may have begun on Earth," said Paul Niles of NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. "Volcanic activity...
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The temperature of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has begun to rise, signaling the beginning of the end of James Webb Space Telescope's cryogenic testing.
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiation is dangerous and one of the primary health risks for astronauts. Virtually any cell in the body is susceptible to radiation damage.
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. Astronauts will need to overcome these changes to perform critical mission tasks on a journey to Mars. Show More Summary
Photos shared on Twitter and NASA's website show damage to the Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center.
This bunny-suited technician is performing the important task of ensuring no unwanted infrared light interferes with the optical testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope inside of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Hous...
Talking with family members about the floods in Houston, the phrase came up: "Houston, we have a problem." I started to wonder what was going on at the Johnson Space Center. How did they operate during the hurricane? They can't shut down, because they literally run the ISS from there. Show More Summary
This week, NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) -- home of the space agency's Mission Control -- became an island in a sea of floodwater. After staggering amounts of damage in Houston, today Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall once again, bringing torrential downpours to areas of Southeast Texas and Louisiana. Show More Summary
The Johnson Space Center is still managing ISS mission control and Webb testing.
Isolated in a giant thermal vacuum chamber, NASA’s $8.6 billion next-generation observatory is riding out the worst of Hurricane Harvey, sitting inside a massive, sealed cryogenic chamber at the Johnson Space Center, home of the nation’s astronaut corps and the...
Only flight crews maintaining watch over the International Space Station and other essential personnel are at the space center in Houston.