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LRO Reveals Last Footprints on the Moon

Visiting the Apollo 17 capsule at Space Center Houston was about as close as anyone could get to Man’s final voyage to the Moon – until now!  Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we are now able to explore the last landing site in spectacular detail! NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images [...]

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Chinese want to capture an Asteroid into Earth’s orbit

While most astronomers seem to be understandably worried about the best way to steer asteroids away from Earth, Chinese scientists are instead trying to figure out how they can capture nearby asteroids into Earth orbit. And then mine them. At first glance, nudging an asteroid closer to Earth seems like one of those “what could possible go wrong” [...]

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NASA’s Destination: Station

Welcome aboard NASA’s Destination: Station! Experience the next “giant leap” for humanity as astronauts explore life, physics and Earth science from the vantage point of space.  Developed and built by NASA, this multi-media exhibit will immerse you in the amazing story of the space station’s development.  Witness how five international space agencies, representing 15 different [...]

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HOUSTON WELCOMES HOME FINAL SPACE SHUTTLE CREW

  Via NASA’s PAO: HOUSTON — After space shuttle Atlantis’ scheduled landing Thursday, July 21, a welcome home ceremony for the STS-135 astronauts is planned for Friday, July 22. Journalists and the public are invited to attend the 4 p.m. CDT event at Ellington Field’s NASA Hangar 990. Gates to Ellington Field will open at [...]

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Virtual Diner with the Crew

On July 14th, NASA is inviting mission followers to enjoy a virtual “All-American Meal” with the Crew of STS-135. NASA is even revealing its brisket rub recipe –what some southerners would consider scandalous — so you and your family can get a “taste of space” at home!

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The Final Flight

  Join astronaut Mike McCully and Space Center Houston as we celebrate the final flight of the space shuttle program.  Enjoy a special launch presentation by astronaut Mike McCully in Blast-Off Theater or watch the shuttle launch live on our 5 story tall screen in the Northrop Grumman Theater. Seating will begin at 10:15am. Please [...]

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Wild Weekends in July!

Space Center Houston Presents Every weekend in July is an adventure at Space Center Houston! This weekend:   Party like a pirate at Space Center Houston!  Join Jolly Roger Jovan for “treasure hunter’s trivia” and win amazing prizes at 12pm and 3pm.  Plus, meet your favorite pirate characters and enjoy a swashbuckling good time in the Captain’s [...]

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Historic Photo Op!

Via NASA PAO (23 May 2011) — This image of the International Space Station and the docked Space Shuttle Endeavour, flying at an altitude of approximately 220 miles, was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking on May 23, 2011 (USA time). It is the first-ever image [...]

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Welcome Home STS-134

Join the festivities as NASA and the community welcome home the crew of STS-134!  These unique events take place in NASA hanger 990 among T-38 jet aircraft, NASA officials and friends and family in the Clear Lake community.  If your a space fan, this is an event that is not to be missed!  Via [...]

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Houston still holds a space party, shuttle loss aside

Via Houston Culture Map  (Read full Article Here) BY SHELBY HODGE 05.13.11 | 12:21 pm Space Center Houston, which usually focuses on outer space, soared into the inner sanctum of Houston society Thursday with a “friendraiser” at the River Oaks home of Kim and Dan Tutcher.  Space Center Houston characters welcomed the crowd of more than 250 while real-life astronauts and a [...]

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