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Do you remember Ares I-X?

Before NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), there was Ares. In 2004, the Vision of Space Exploration was put forth, committing NASA astronauts to return to the Moon and continue on to Mars. This meant that NASA needed to develop a new launch architecture system. On Oct. 28, 2009, nearly five years later, and on the […]

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Apollo 7 Anniversary Infographic

On Oct. 11, 1968, the Apollo 7 mission launched from Cape Kennedy Air Force Base in Florida. The 10-day mission ended Oct. 22 when the capsule successfully splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean. Learn more about this extraordinary mission in this Apollo 7 mission infographic. It was a return to flight for the Apollo program […]

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Mission Apollo Minute Celebrating Gene Kranz

Did you know that Houston declared Oct. 23 Gene Kranz Day to honor the legendary NASA flight director? Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group at Langley, Virginia, in 1960 and was assigned the position of assistant flight director for Project Mercury. He assumed flight director duties for all Project Gemini Missions, and was branch […]

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Thought Leader Series returns for double feature in November

Two Thought Leader Series events will bring a flight-filled November to Space Center Houston. On Nov. 8, the center will bring in experts from the space shuttle mission STS-95 to discuss the anniversary of John Glenn’s second spaceflight aboard the shuttle orbiter Discovery. At age 77, Glenn holds the record for the oldest person to […]

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First Man: A Spoiler-Filled Movie Review

First Man is the latest space movie to hit the big screen. It’s a riveting story behind the first crewed mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. Unlike many of the more famous space movies, First Man is both loud, jarring and evocative, while […]

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Happy Birthday Space Center Houston

It seems like just yesterday that the doors opened at Space Center Houston for the first time in 1992. Since then, the space science and space exploration learning center has welcomed more than 20 million people. Befitting any great adventure, NASA Johnson Space Center has lived a tremendous story over the past half century. But, […]

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Starlight Social Returns for Happy Hour

Space Center Houston’s Starlight Social returns Oct. 25 with a new time and new activities. Enjoy our happy hour format with drink specials from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and mingle with other space enthusiasts in our social learning environment. Tickets online are $10.95. Tickets at the door are $12.95. Guests must be 21 or older with valid […]

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Guest Post: Exhibits Team on Planet Pioneers

On Oct. 6, Space Center Houston’s newest seasonal exhibit opens to the public. Planet Pioneers, created by Scitech of Western Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, puts aspiring astronauts and space explorers to the test as they attempt to source their own food, shelter and solve problems in an unknown world. This post launches […]

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Fall Home School Day now days away

Explore planetary science, compete in robotic challenges, meet an astronaut and more at our fall Home School Day on Oct. 9. Pop-Up Science Labs Get hands on in our interactive Pop-Up Science Labs and see live demonstrations, participate in robotics challenges, conduct experiments! These activities are included in general admission. Parent workshop Investigate the geology […]

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ISS Expedition 56 to return to Earth Oct. 4

Did you know humans have been living in space for almost 18 consecutive years aboard the International Space Station (ISS)? Members of the most recent ISS crew, expedition 56, are scheduled to return to Earth Oct. 4. The expectation 56 crew includes NASA astronauts A.J. (Drew) Feustel (commander), Ricky Arnold and Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, Roscomos […]

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