Bringing distant horizons near

toy dog on model of the HUbble Space Telescope
I’m standing on a model of the Hubble Space Telescope, just outside the control center where Goddard operates the legendary observatory.

NASA/Goddard/Travis Wohlrab

A telescope was one of the tools Lewis and Clark used for navigation. NASA uses a really big telescope – the Hubble Space Telescope – to look at distant galaxies and stars, and even the planets in our own solar system. Hubble has been a centerpiece of worldwide astronomical research for the past 28 years. The ground control center for Hubble is the Space Telescope Operations Control Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. I hope my journey will take me to the heights of Hubble and Goddard’s many other science missions! (Text credit: NASA/Goddard)
Seaman Jr. mission to space logo
Traveling in the spirit of a Newfoundland dog that became one of the most famous members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Seaman Jr. will enjoy the sights of our home planet from the International Space Station,including amazing views of our national trails, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Actand NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 60th anniversary.

The National Park Service and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invite you to learn more about Seaman, Jr.’s space journey! Follow his blog ( for special updates to see all of the missions in space and flashbacks to his training adventures at NASA centers and on the national trails.

Last updated: September 12, 2018