Video: Scientists share groundbreaking Twins Study results

Space Center Houston hosted the panel of scientists behind NASA’s innovative Twins Study for their first public talk on June 3. In the video below, hear from the researchers on the results of the investigation and how this ground-breaking study advances our knowledge of the human body and the impacts

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Apollo Trivia: Week 3

Test your knowledge of space history with our weekly Apollo trivia!

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Apollo 11 50th Live Bands Announced: WALK THE MOON and Phillip Phillips

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon with a blockbuster concert July 20. See award-winning artists WALK THE MOON and Phillip Phillips live as part of Apollo 11 50th Live, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union. Buy Tickets WALK THE MOON Hailing from Cincinnati, OH,

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NASA astronaut Alan Bean

Astronaut Friday: Alan Bean

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first and second lunar landing. In honor of this historic accomplishment, we are highlighting Apollo astronauts, like the fourth person to step foot on the Moon, Alan Bean. Bean’s first trip into space was aboard Apollo 12, where he served as the

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Apollo Trivia: Week 2

Test your knowledge of space history with our weekly Apollo trivia!

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This day in history: Ed White becomes first American to walk in space

Imagine you are in a spacecraft orbiting the Earth. Now, imagine you open the hatch door and look down. There is nothing below you. There has only been one person before you that has done what you are about to do. You take a breath. You take a step. You

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Photo gallery: Discover our new summer exhibit Journey to Space

Our summer exhibit Journey to Space is now open! Explore a rotating International Space Station module. Launch a rocket. Experiment with a vacuum chamber. Try your hand at operating a robotic arm. See artifacts like astronaut food and Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 training gloves and more! Journey to Space is

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Top 5 selfie spots at Space Center Houston

We’ve compiled a list of our the top selfie locations at Space Center Houston. Don’t forget to tag Space Center Houston when you share your space selfie! Find us on social media:       1. Rocket Park Rocket Park is one of our favorite selfie locations. It is home to the

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Apollo Trivia: Week 1

Test your knowledge of space history with our weekly Apollo trivia!

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Image of the Week: Blazars, gamma rays and black holes

It’s been a minute since we posted an Image of the Week. To make up for it, we’re giving you three very neat images of space stuff. So let’s talk about cosmic phenomena. Pulsars are highly magnetized rotating neutron stars that emits beams of electromagnetic radiation. Quasars are massive and extremely remote celestial objects, emitting

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