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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes final cryogenic testing

(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.

New Research Center Brings More Clinical Trials to Rutgers

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

Fireworks in space

(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.

Space station crew takes a breather with lung tissue investigation

(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.

Image: What lurks below NASA's Chamber A?

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.

Self-portrait of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks critical test

(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.

Astronauts Perform Zero Gravity Fidget Spinner Tricks in Space on the International Space Station

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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...

Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration

(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.

Lying in bed for the sake of science

(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

NASA News: Mars Ancient Oceans Yield Clues to Possible Cradle of Life --"Undersea Hydrothermal Conditions on Mars May Have Existed 3.7 billion Years Ago"

"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...        

Engineers warm NASA's Webb Telescope as end of cryogenic testing nears

(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.

Space radiation is risky business for the human body

(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's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performance

(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

Hurricane Damage Photos: See How NASA Sites In Houston and Florida Were Affected

Photos shared on Twitter and NASA's website show damage to the Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center.

Keeping NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in the dark

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...

How NASA Kept the ISS Flying While Harvey Hit Mission Control

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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

Mission Control Keeps The Heart Of The Space Community Beating During Hurricane Harvey

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

How NASA’s Johnson Space Center is riding out the hurricane

The Johnson Space Center is still managing ISS mission control and Webb testing.

The James Webb --Most Powerful Known Telescope in the Universe Threatened by Harvey's Rising Floodwaters (VIDEO)

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...        

Harvey closes Johnson Space Center, but space station still monitored

Only flight crews maintaining watch over the International Space Station and other essential personnel are at the space center in Houston.        

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