Payload Blog
Space Shuttle Columbia vertical in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

50 years ago, the Apollo 13 mission introduced the now-famous saying, “Failure is not an option.” But when failures do occur – as is inevitable – NASA takes steps to learn from them so they will never be repeated. These valuable lessons can apply to the lives of our students as well.

Flat Stanley and Flat Stanley sit together in the Gemini capsule mock-up in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Every year we get surprise visits from Flat Stanley. Sadly, sometimes he mails himself to the wrong address and doesn’t make it back to school in time to share his adventures with his friends. Here are some helpful travel tips.

Interior of the Space Shop, with NASA clothing and gifts on display.

Looking for the perfect space-themed holiday gift? Look no further than the Space Shop!

SpaceX CRS-16 rocket sitting on the launch pad

We know the feeling of disappointment when a rocket launch scrubs. But do you know why launches may be scrubbed or delayed?

Astronaut Jon McBride guides children through the rocket garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

An annual pass to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is more than just unlimited admission. Find out why you’ll enjoy coming back all year long.