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  • 6 Aug 2021 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read Jim Oberg's article in IEEE Spectrum about the renegade rocket firing at the ISS.


  • 9 Jul 2021 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Shuttle Mission Motion Based Simulator Project is soliciting funds for refurbishing and moving the simulator for public display to the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field.  Read about it here and how you can donate.

  • 6 Jun 2021 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 15 Update from JSC Starport website

    Fitness Center

    The Strength and Cardio Center is open and operating at 25% capacity. Patrons are required to reserve their workout time using our new app.

    In addition to limiting capacity, numerous measures will be in place in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

    • Requiring members to wipe down equipment with disinfectant after use
    • 6 feet spacing between cardio machines
    • An industrial fan installed above the cardio area to ensure fresh-air circulation
    • Group exercise sessions will continue to be offered outdoors

    Face Coverings:

    • If you are fully vaccinated AND at least two weeks past your final dose, you no longer are required to wear a face mask or physically distance on NASA property. 
    •  If you are not fully vaccinated AND at least two weeks past your final dose, continue to wear a mask and physically distance on NASA property. 
  • 22 May 2021 7:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • JSC Team,

      On Friday, May 14, you received an email from Deputy Associate Administrator Melanie Saunders titled, “Updated Guidance on Face Masks and Social Distancing.” Melanie’s memo details new guidance for fully vaccinated federal employees, fully vaccinated onsite contractors, and fully vaccinated visitors to federal facilities.

      The updated policy states that, effective immediately:

      • If you are fully vaccinated AND at least two weeks past your final dose, you no longer are required to wear a face mask or physically distance on NASA property.
      • If you are not fully vaccinated AND at least two weeks past your final dose, continue to wear a mask and physically distance on NASA property.

    As Melanie mentioned in her memo, the updated policy means we are relying on our employees’ honor and personal responsibility as to vaccination status. We also are relying on employees to manage this change respectfully and allow the decisions of our teammates to be implemented with dignity.

    We will have an opportunity to discuss this and more, and answer your questions, at our next center town hall at 2 p.m. June 9.

    JSC and the WSTF remain in Stage 2 of NASA’s Framework for Return to Onsite Work, and are operating in a maximum telework mode, with capacity limited to 25 percent occupancy for permanent onsite employees at both sites in Houston and New Mexico.  Please continue to telework unless your supervisor notifies you otherwise.

    Our JSC family is our greatest asset, and the health and safety of our workforce is our top priority. JSC’s Pandemic Incident Response Group (PIRG) is tracking a decrease in COVID-19 cases in the community and readily available vaccine. The PIRG is working to update the center’s COVID-19 safety guidance to remain consistent with the new agency guidance and plan to share the latest with you in a Roundup Special that will be disseminated Monday afternoon. Websites will be updated to reflect the new policy followed by signage updates.  

    Continue to follow all center guidance and remain vigilant against the spread of COVID-19 at home and at work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccination as a safe and effective way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you have anysymptoms of illness, do not come onsite. If you are not vaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask and maintain six feet physical distance from others.

    Everyone must be diligent in their commitment to safety during this transition. NASA’s continued success depends on each of us maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and workforce. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your supervisor.

    Thank you to everyone for your continued dedication to our missions.  We are persevering together.


  • 27 Apr 2021 9:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hear about the unique experiences and lessons learned during “Apollo 13 Mission Memories,” a panel discussion including Fred Haise, Jim Lovell, Gerry Griffin, Gene Kranz, and Milton Windler.

    Click here to watch Space Center YouTube Video of panel discussion.

  • 13 Jan 2021 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By joining the NASA virtual guest email list, NASA will notify you about upcoming virtual launch experiences. 

    You, and more than 200,000 others, helped build a virtual community of hope, inspiration, and excitement around last year’s launches, starting with May's Launch America Demo-2 flight. 

    2021 promises an incredible series of NASA launches!

    Click the link below, and you won't miss a thing!


  • 5 Dec 2020 9:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ignite your curiosity and grow your passion for space and science at our monthly Thought Leader Series. The best and brightest minds examine the significance of historic missions, share the latest news in space exploration and look ahead to the future of space travel. This immersive series takes guests beyond our walls to provide inspiring, engaging and educational learning experiences.

    View their webpage with videos here.

  • 5 Nov 2020 9:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NAL members can't get onsite but you can pick up up your Alumni Badge in building 110 during regular office hours.  Please wait at least 5 business days after receiving notification from NAL that your membership has been processed before going to JSC to pick it up.

  • 4 Nov 2020 12:11 PM | Anonymous member

    If you have an interest in easily helping preserve the JSC historical collection within the UHCL Archive, here is your opportunity.  On June 22nd NAL representatives (Cyndi Draughon, Sylvia Stottlemeyer, Denny Holt and Greg Blackburn) presented UHCL with a check for $2,200 outside the Alfred R Neumann Library to establish and kick off fund raising for a NAL sponsored endowment to support the JSC Collection via student internships. UHCL Associate Director of Development for University Advancement Richard Zalesak, JSC onsite Archivist Mark Scroggins, and Neumann Library Executive Director Dr. Vivienne McClendon were also in attendance. The full UHCL press release can be found at


    The goal of our endowment is to raise a minimum of $25,000 in five years which would then be used to forever pay for a student intern(s) to work alongside the UHCL Archivists to formally support the growing JSC Collection. This 2020 NAL gift also included monies to pay for a student intern for the Fall and Spring semesters in parallel to the endowment fund raising activity.  This intern will augment NAL volunteers that are already helping the UHCL Archive given their limited resources and the high volume of donations of NASA related information.

    If you would like to be part of this unique opportunity, you can give directly to the endowment via the Give to UHCL website at


    Once there just scroll down and click on “Search Funds” which is to the right of “Top Funds” and then type NASA in the “Search for a Designation” box and you will see our endowment pop up.  Click on the endowment name and then follow the instructions for giving.  Every dollar counts!

    If you have any questions regarding this NAL activity please do not hesitate to contact Greg Blackburn at greg.c.blackburn@gmail.com.

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