Payload Blog
The crew members of Expedition 50 celebrated Thanksgiving in 2016 with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables aboard the International Space Station.

Celebrating Thanksgiving is a little different when you are orbiting Earth. Hear the reflections of astronauts, including astronaut Jerry Ross and astronaut John Herrington, on celebrating the Turkey Day in outer space.


Map of the Rocket Garden with the titles of each rocket.

A stroll through the Rocket Garden is a walk among giants. Take a deeper look at the artifacts that make up this iconic attraction, and learn what’s new and coming soon!


The crew of Apollo 7, Commander Walter Schirra, Lunar Module Pilot Walter Cunningham and Command Module Pilot Donn Eisele, pose after a successful mission in 1968.

Apollo 7 was a mission of firsts from being the first crewed Apollo mission to the first TV broadcast in space.

Categories: Astronauts, NASA History

GPS, a NASA Spinoff

Many products we use every day on Earth stemmed from NASA’s research in space. From memory foam to GPS, NASA spinoffs are a part of our daily lives.


Family stands in awe of the Saturn V rocket at Apollo Saturn V Center.

The new “First Man” space film, starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, tells the riveting story of NASA’s daring mission to land an astronaut on the Moon.