Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey on April 5

Join us April 5 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the classic film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Tickets are $8 for the public and $5 for members. There is limited seating for these events, so get your tickets today. Buy Tickets “Open the pod bay

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Goddard, father of modern rocketry

Flashback Friday: Goddard launches first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926

On March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard set out to do the impossible. He became the first person to launch a liquid-fuel rocket 93 years ago. Igniting a dream Although liquid-fuel rockets are mainstream today, in Goddard’s time they were a brand-new concept. Solid materials, namely gunpowder, were used for rocket

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Apollo 50th: Astronaut Gene Cernan Bio

As our next way to celebrate the road to Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, we have a quick bio on astronaut Gene Cernan. Cernan led the final Apollo mission in 1972, the last time a crewed mission went to Earth’s lunar satellite. Cernan was the 11th person to walk on the

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Apollo 11 anniversary patch design announced

Did you know every human mission NASA has flown since Gemini V has its own patch? Space Center Houston partnered with VisitHouston to develop a patch commemorating the anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing. Houston-area artists competed to create a design inspired by the original Apollo 11 mission

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Astronaut Friday: Mae Jemison

It’s Friday and you know what that means…we’re highlighting another awesome astronaut! This week, the spotlight is on retired NASA astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be selected as an astronaut and fly into space. On September 12, 1992, Jemison launched into orbit aboard the shuttle orbiter Endeavour

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Expedition 59 lifts off Thursday

On Thursday, the next set of astronauts will journey to the International Space Station. Expedition 59 aboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft at 2:14 p.m. CST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a six-hour journey to the station. Watch this exciting launch at Space Center Houston, where we will air

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Image of the Week: An ISS Morning

On Feb. 21, astronaut Anne McClain took the photo above from the International Space Station. She tweeted about it too, saying “”Good morning to our beautiful world, and to all the beautiful people who call it home! #TeamHuman” McClain is part of Expedition 58/59 and launched to ISS in December

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Teachers get in free during March’s Educator Appreciation Month

Teachers, want to extend your spring break? There’s still time to get into Space Center Houston for free during Educator Appreciation Month. Teachers’ family and friends can save $5 off regular admission in advance by purchasing tickets online using discount code TEACH01. These special offers are valid through March 31.

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Discover Hidden Figures in our March Space on Screen movie

Join us Friday, March 22 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the blockbuster, “Hidden Figures.” See the untold story of three African-American women working at NASA’s Langley Research Center in 1961. These women become the brains behind one of the greatest human achievements of all

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A Guide to Exploring Space Center Houston this Spring Break

We’re hoping to see plenty of space explorers this spring break. Want to make the most of your visit? Plan your mission accordingly. Here are some helpful tips so that you have the best experience possible while at Space Center Houston. 1) Before you arrive Get your tickets early! Our

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