Asteroid missions are all the rage in space right now. There are currently two spacecraft getting cozy with asteroids and sending us photos to prove it. JAXA is operating the Hayabusa2 mission, while NASA’s OSIRIS-REx just moved into orbit with the asteroid Bennu on Monday. In 2016, NASA launched an
A picture’s worth a thousand words, but they can also leave you speechless. Every so often, a picture can capture something so unique, you’ve never seen anything quite like it. That’s certainly the case for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who captured some very moving images of the successful Soyuz launch
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.
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,
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
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.
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
In the Nov. 15, 2019 installment of our Thought Leader Series, the center hosted a special evening with Apollo flight director Glynn Lunney. One of the flight directors during the Apollo Era, Lunney helped bring home Apollo 13 and was chief of the Apollo flight directors. Glynn Lunney had a
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