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Space Center Houston Celebrates Space Exploration

Innovators and explorers often work without a net.

Pioneering astronaut Ed White had significantly less than that as he plunged into the void of space on June 3, 1965. His only connection to safety was an 8-foot tether to his Gemini capsule and a radio connection to the newly-opened mission control center in Houston.

On the 50th anniversary of White’s historic “spacewalk,” Space Center Houston invites visitors to celebrate five decades of extra vehicular activities. Explore the latest exhibit, “Space: A Journey to Our Future” and learn about the past and our future journey to Mars. Visit our incredible collection of spacesuits in the Astronaut Gallery, see actual flown spacecraft in Starship Gallery and don’t forget to take the NASA Tram Tour to see historic mission control.

Plan your visit today.


TLC’s “The Little Couple” Visit Space Center Houston

In the season premiere of TLC’s “The Little Couple” airing May 26, Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold introduce the wonders of space to their two young children with a special visit to Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson Space Center.


During their visit to the space museum, the family gets to see spacesuits that have traveled to the moon and the living quarters and flight deck of a full-scale shuttle replica. Their son, Will, wears his own space suit for the special day.

Watch the trailer here.

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Space Center Houston’s Foundation Raises More Than $1 million at Galaxy Gala 


Space Center Houston’s hugely successful inaugural gala raised more than $1 million for the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. Friday night. The Galaxy Gala was a stellar evening led by chairs Alice and Keith Mosing.



Visitors’ Great Reviews Earn Space Center Houston A Top TripAdvisor® Award


Excellent reviews from visitors around the world have earned Space Center Houston a 2015 “Certificate of Excellence” as a top performing museum from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor®.

Just last month the center received the “Bravo!” award from TripAdvisor for achieving more than 900 “excellent” reviews.

“We are honored to receive the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award because it shows we are meeting our goal to provide an experience that exceeds our guests’ needs and expectations,” said Richard E. Allen Jr., president and chief executive officer at Space Center Houston. “Our visitors went the extra mile to review the museum and provide us with valuable feedback.”