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Astronaut Friday: Mike Hopkins

There are many reasons to celebrate the end of the week, like an astronaut Friday post! Today’s featured astronaut is Mike Hopkins, a current NASA astronaut with an experience-filled past and wide-open future. Read on to see some of the cool things Mike has done, and will do, for NASA. 1) He’s been selected for […]

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Register for SEEC 2019

Space Center Houston invites educators to register for Space Exploration Educators Conference Feb. 7-9, 2019. Designed for formal and informal educators in kindergarten through twelfth grade, SEEC celebrates 25 years of bringing together teachers from all around the globe to exchange instructional strategies to integrate space and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) across all […]

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Follow Our CEO As He Shares Space

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Space Center Houston from our president and CEO William T. Harris. Harris is sharing his museum experiences and initiatives with followers on his new Instagram page.   View this post on Instagram Greetings Instagram world! I'd like to welcome you to my new page as we take you through exciting […]

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Black Friday deals at Space Center Houston

Want to give the gift of space this holiday season? Space Center Houston brings two different discounts starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Save on gift memberships Share a space exploration experience with your friends and family when you give a Space Center Houston membership. From Nov. 23-26, save 20 percent off all gift membership […]

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Skylab 4: The Last Mission

On Nov. 16, 1973, Skylab 4 launched as the third, and final, crewed mission to America’s first space station, Skylab. Commander Gerald Carr, pilot William Pogue, and scientist Edward Gibson spent a total of 84 days on orbit, which became the record, at the time, for the longest crewed spaceflight. All three crew members were […]

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Astronaut Friday: Michael Collins

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we are highlighting the legendary astronauts who paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. Learn more about the astronaut who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft: During your next visit, stop by Astronaut Gallery to see the […]

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InSight to land Nov. 26; Celebrate at Space Center Houston

Soon, Curiosity will get a friend on the surface of the red planet. NASA launched its next mission to Mars on May 5: a new lander named Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (abbreviated InSight). InSight will hit the Martian surface Nov. 26. Join us at Space Center Houston to view this […]

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Astronaut Friday: Walter “Wally” Schirra

It’s Friday and that means we’re highlighting an astronaut! Today’s featured space traveler is one of NASA’s “Original Seven” astronauts. To commemorate the anniversary of his Apollo 7 flight (Oct. 11), and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program, we’re remembering astronaut Walter “Wally” Schirra. In total, Schirra flew aboard three missions. He piloted the […]

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NASA’s Super Guppy does the heavy lifting

As part of the restoration of Historic Mission Control, conservationists sent the consoles from the room to the Cosmosphere in Kansas. How do you transport such large and cumbersome consoles while still protecting them as historic artifacts? Enter NASA’s Super Guppy airplane. The Guppy was built to transport machinery that no other plane can carry. […]

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Heroes Appreciation Month returns for 2018

Space Center Houston honors heroes with free admission To reach for the stars requires support from a solid foundation. No one provides that foundation of safety like the military and first responders like firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. Their service and sacrifice makes them everyday heroes. These heroes inspire us every day with […]

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