Astronaut Friday: Ronald Evans

He only flew into space once, but boy did he make it count. Today’s Astronaut Friday post goes out to a truly amazing astronaut, Ronald “Ron” Evans, who we remember for his historic flight aboard Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon. He spent a career total of

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Astronaut Wednesday: Brian Duffy

This week, we’re mixing it up to bring you an Astronaut Wednesday post! Today’s featured astronaut has a lot of spaceflight experience. From an early age, he was interested in space and was inspired by the astronauts before him to pursue a career in the aerospace industry. After retiring from

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Happy Holidays from Space Center Houston

The holiday season is still going strong. We at Space Center Houston wanted to wish everyone a warm and safe holiday season, while reminding you of a few things going on at the center in the next week. Space Center Houston closed Christmas Day The science and space exploration learning

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Apollo 8: ‘Twas the night before Christmas

  ‘Twas the night before Christmas and from outer space, came a broadcast from the crew of Apollo 8:   This holiday season we remember Apollo 8 and the three brave men that set out into deep space to explore a new world, only to discover our own. This Christmastime

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Guest Post: Scientist-In-Residence on Apollo 8 Mission

Our next guest post comes from Space Center Houston’s scientist-in-residence Dr. John Charles. John was head of the Health and Human Performance Lab at NASA Johnson Space Center for years and worked on projects supporting things from Skylab to Scott Kelly’s Year in Space. John is also an amateur historian

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Mission Apollo Minute – Apollo 17

One final time, an Apollo mission lifted off for a rendezvous with another celestial body. One final time, its command module splashed down in the ocean. In between, astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt made history, becoming the last two men to step foot on the moon. The two were

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Celebrate in Space City

Inspire your guests with a one-of-a-kind Space City venue. Host your next event among flown spacecraft, hands-on exhibits and engaging experiences detailing the future and historic feats of human space exploration at Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. Conveniently located 30 minutes from downtown

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Apollo 17 Anniversary Infographic

Apollo 17 was NASA’s last mission to the Moon so far. It featured plenty of exciting firsts, including the first scientist to fly into space (Harrison Schmidt was a geologist). It also returned the most tonnage of Moon rocks of any Apollo mission. Mission commander Gene Cernan was an early

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Space on Screen launches with documentary on Earthrise photo

Movies aren’t reality. Fantastic realities, like traveling in space, still have their own mundane times and banalities that are only remarkable because they are done outside the confines of Earth’s atmosphere. Seeing space on the silver screen, though, can be evocative, inspiring and emotional. There’s nothing like experiencing the tension

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ZARYA: ISS gets its start

It might be hard to believe that the roughly 357-foot International Space Station (ISS) began with a 41.2 foot module that was sent into space in 1998. Its name? Zarya, which translates to “Sunrise” in English. It seems fitting then, that the first module of the ISS to be launched

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