Getting my marching orders- NASA Headquarters

toy dog on roof overlooking the US Capital

NASA/Maeve McBride

I got a view of the rooftops, including the dome of the U.S. Capitol, from the roof of NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

I had lots of fun at NASA Headquarters! I learned that the people at Headquarters make decisions about space policy, like how America will send explorers back to the Moon to get ready to go to Mars. But NASA folks don’t make those decisions alone. For one thing, they work together with agencies all over the world. And just like Lewis and Clark, NASA needs permission from Congress to explore. And NASA leaders don’t have to travel far to ask. The U.S. Capitol is less than a mile away.
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: December 4, 2018