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Take us home, Scotty

Via www.JPL.NASA.gov  When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. One of Juno’s sensors, a special [...]

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A Designer Space Station

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates industrial design legend Raymond Loewy.  You may not know his name, but odds are you see his work — daily.  NASA turned to Loewy in the late 60s to help design the first long-duration spacecraft, Skylab.  Lowey actually considered his ‘habitability studies’ for Skylab to be the most important work of [...]

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The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Experience

When the Boeing Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) opens to the public in 2015, visitors will have the unique opportunity to learn about the pivotal role of the Boeing Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) in NASA’s Space Shuttle program. Visitors ride an elevator to the main deck of the SCA. They step out into a large-scale cyclorama [...]

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NASA 905

From the Orbiter’s first drop tests flights to its inspirational roll as a historical landmark, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is an integral part of the Shuttle’s history.  NASA used two modified Boeing 747 jetliners, originally manufactured for commercial use, as Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, NASA 905 and NASA 911.  The two aircraft are identical in [...]

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Galileo’s Final Frontier is Space Center Houston

On Wednesday July 31st Space Center Houston will unveil its newest addition, the Galileo shuttlecraft from the Original Star Trek series. Free with admission, you can witness the christening and unveiling of the ship as well as attend other events put on by Space Center Houston and Space City Con to commemorate the occasion. Kicking [...]

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Angry Bird Invasion!

SpaceCenter.org has been invaded by The all NEW Angry Birds Space experience at Space Center Houston launches on December 28th 2012, but bad piggies are attempting to steal the fun with a cyber invasion – which has made some feathered friends of ours VERY angry! The Angry Birds have chased the nefarious green pigs into [...]

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Red Bird’s Trip to Space

That’s one giant leap for birds! Angry Birds Space has provided NASA an opportunity to share a core concept of space exploration: gravity. Not only does gravity play a vital role in the game but, in general, gravity is a force that governs motion throughout the universe. It holds us to the ground, and it [...]

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15,000,000 Visits and Counting

  On the cusp of celebrating our 20th anniversary, we welcomed our 15,000,000 visit to Space Center Houston!  Ashley Cuello, joined by Caitlin and Gillian Smith, received thunderous applause as they passed through the turnstile .  Space Center crew members greeted them with gifts and balloons as the dazzled girls tried to make sense of the commotion. Space Center’s President and CEO, Richard Allen, greeted them [...]

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