Astronaut Jeanette Epps will make history as the first African-American astronaut to fly on board the International Space Station as a flight engineer during an expedition in May 2018.


A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

  Space Center Houston Announces Opening of International Landmark HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2015 – It’s a date! Space Center Houston will open the new international landmark Independence Plaza on Jan. 23. The eight-story-tall multiple-exhibit complex is the biggest project for the nonprofit since the center opened in 1992 and features a shuttle replica mounted on top of the first […]

(HOUSTON) — Astronauts are giving us a glimpse of cities at night, as they look from space. The crew aboard the International Space Station is…

  via:christianpost   The Mayan apocalypse is a week away and amid worries by some that the world may really come to an end on Dec. 21, NASA has released a video confidently debunking the myth.   “If you’re watching this video, it means one thing: the world didn’t end yesterday,” the video says.   […]

The weather has been the factor in delaying the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s arrival to Houston but come Wednesday, tumultuous weather conditions are expected to be…

According to the latest, Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft will be delayed to its Ellington destination due to weather. To ensure the…

via: Kennedy Space Center, Florida (CNN) — Soaring across the predawn haze, the space shuttle Atlantis glided back to Earth early Thursday — capping a 30-year program that saw hundreds of astronauts go into space.

via: Atlantis’ journey to the International Space Station will be NASA’s 135th and final mission in the space shuttle program, which began 30 years ago. Tune in to CNN’s live coverage of the launch Friday, starting at 10 a.m. ET on CNN, and the CNN mobile apps. Then check out “CNN Presents: Beyond […]