Mission Apollo Minute launches new video series

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo program culminated a decade of work with the historic first steps on the Moon. 50 years later, Space Center Houston will join the world in celebrating Apollo 11’s touchdown on the lunar surface. The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the

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CBS’s Young Sheldon cast tour Space Center Houston

Members of the cast of CBS’s hit show Young Sheldon toured Space Center Houston yesterday! It was such a pleasure to have Iain Armitage (Sheldon), Raegan Revord (Missy) and Montana Jordan (Georgie) exploring space with us. Check out some of their experiences in the photo gallery below.

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Looking back: astronaut Walt Cunningham

Apollo astronaut Walt Cunningham will share his unique perspective on a remarkable era of exploration, including the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, and the human side of spaceflight Oct. 5 at the next installment of our Thought Leader Series. Get TicketsExplore the photo gallery below to relive some of Cunningham’s

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A reunion 57 years in the making

On Sept. 13, 1961, the Mercury Atlas 4 (MA-4) spacecraft launched into orbit. The automated (non-crewed) flight orbited the Earth just once, but it became America’s first capsule to orbit the planet, and it paved the way for American astronauts to venture into space. The mission demonstrated the capabilities of

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Apollo 50th: Space Spinoffs Infographic

Space exploration benefits humanity. It’s a simple concept, but in a future where a person has been continually living in space since 2002, it can be lost. Space exploration gave us Velcro, glaucoma surgery and so much in between. For instance, the Apollo program provided more than just the achievement

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – NASA Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer

NASA Johnson Space Center employs nearly 10,000 people and covers nearly 1,700 acres. Running JSC is a big job. Luckily, the new director has a long history with the storied institution. In this Sept. 10, 2018 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, hear from JSC director Mark Geyer on

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Family Campouts return in 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn more about space? Do you enjoy camping out under the stars? Did you know that Family Campouts at Space Center Houston let you do both?! Bring the family (as long as they’re over the age of 5) and spend a night at the center

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First ever military family campout set for October

Did you know that out of 375 astronauts, 216 of those have served their country through military service? Active military, veterans and gold star families can spend a night at Space Center Houston exploring space, science, technology and engineering through special activities and an astronaut presentation at our first Military

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Astronaut Friday: Mark Polansky

Every Friday and Saturday you can meet a space explorer at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut. Today you have the opportunity to meet NASA astronaut Mark Polansky and hear about his mission experiences. Polansky joined NASA in August 1992 as an aerospace engineer and research pilot. After being

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Next Thought Leader Series to feature JSC director Mark Geyer

What does it take to run a giant installation like NASA Johnson Space Center? If there’s anyone who knows, it’s newly appointed director Mark Geyer. Serving in a variety of positions over his years of service to NASA, Geyer was recently deputy director of the institution. He’ll discuss his new

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