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Mission Planning & Execution

JSC is the hub for human spaceflight. We ensure the highest standards of safety and performance for our missions, preparing astronauts and ground crews for every situation. JSC has led many landmark NASA programs and is now spearheading the Orion, Gateway and EVA and Human Surface Mobility Programs for lunar exploration and beyond. Explore below to see the comprehensive array of facilities and expertise that we can provide.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague participates in his second spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station's power storage capacity. He and fellow spacewalker Christina Koch (out of frame) of NASA worked outside in the vacuum of space for six hours and 45 minutes to continue swapping batteries and install adapter plates on the station's Port-4 truss structure.