Independence Plaza’s NASA 905, an impossible plane

It wasn’t supposed to fly. John Kiker and Owen Morris’ remote controlled models proved it was possible for a 747 jet to carry the shuttle orbiter on its back. In that moment at Ellington Field, history was made. Space Center Houston is proud to present it as part of the newest international landmark, Independence Plaza […]

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ESA launches ExoMars/Schiaparelli mission to red planet

On March 14, the European Space Agency launched the first of a two-part mission to Mars. As part of the ExoMars program, the ESA will put the Trace Gas Orbiter and the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrater Module (EDM) known as Schiaparelli into orbit and put a rover onto the surface. These two missions “will […]

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The perks of a Space Center Houston membership

Becoming a member of Space Center Houston makes more of an impact than you might realize. For little more than the price of regular admission, you can become a part of our education foundation. In addition to the perks of membership like the Member Book Club and other special events, you will have the satisfaction […]

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