Interview with David Hitt and Kathryn Crowe

David Hitt is a communications strategist for NASA’s Space Launch System, helping to share the story of America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket for human and scientific exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. Hitt began working at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 2002 as a writer for the NASAexplores education website, and later served as the senior writer … [Read more…]

Holidays In Space

Do you feel sorry for people who have to spend holidays away from home? I’m bummed for military men on deployment, too. When you aren’t lucky enough to have relatives who send you a care package for the holidays, MRE packets don’t make for an appetizing holiday meal. It’s a little bit different for astronauts … [Read more…]

The Mercury Missions

The Mercury missions were NASA’s first serious effort to send American astronauts into space. One of its primary objectives was to prove that humans could live and work above Earth’s atmosphere. Along the way, there were several technical challenges, successes, and occasional frightening moments for both the Original Seven Mercury astronauts and those supporting them … [Read more…]