Spend Memorial Day at our Military Family Campout

Did you know that 216 out of 375 astronauts have served their country through military service? This Memorial Day weekend active military, veterans and Gold Star families can camp next to artifacts that have furthered human space exploration and join in hands-on, team-building activities in our Military Family Campout. Hear

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Next Space on Screen shows how space is “For All Mankind”

Join us May 24 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the documentary, “For All Mankind.” Tickets are $8 for the public and $5 for members. There is limited seating for these events, so get your tickets today. Buy Tickets “There’s a total and complete silence

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Astronaut Monday: Gene Cernan

Neil Armstrong may be known for being the first human on the Moon, but today we are highlighting the last, Gene Cernan. Cernan is a veteran of three spaceflights, having flown aboard Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17. The last mission to the Moon established many new spaceflight records,

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Anne McClain aboard the ISS

Astronaut Friday: Anne McClain

Today’s Astronaut Friday post goes out to one of the current residents aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA astronaut Anne McClain! McClain, 39, was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2013 and is currently a part of the Expedition 58/59 crew that is on station. This marks her first

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Apollo 10 with astronaut Tom Stafford

Apollo 10 set the stage for Neil Armstrong’s historic steps on the Moon. It did so with a bit of a twist, flying to the lunar rendezvous aboard Charlie Brown and coming within eight nautical miles of the Moon’s surface in Snoopy. Find out more about this dress rehearsal mission

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Mission Apollo Minute: Pete Conrad’s Moonwalking Suit

Charles “Pete” Conrad became the third person to walk on the Moon as part of Apollo 12.  Conrad commanded the mission and stepped onto the lunar surface Nov. 19, 1969. His first words were slightly less majestic than Neil Armstrong’s, but reflected Conrad’s fun and sunny disposition. “Whoopee! Man, that

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This day in history: Hubble launches, changing the way we see the Universe

29 years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope launched aboard STS-31. Almost immediately, it changed how we see and understand our universe. It’s namesake, Edwin Hubble, utilized the largest telescope of his day to discover new galaxies. The space telescope has done exactly as Hubble did, discovering galaxies beyond our own.

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Photo Gallery: Train like an astronaut this summer in Space Center University

Find out what it takes to travel to and live on another planet in our Space Center University this summer. We have immersive programs for ages 11+ as well a program specifically designed for educators. The Space Center U experience includes activities like: Programming rovers and completing robotic challenges with

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Meet our T-38 Jets in Talon Park

Talons may seem like just another jet, but they have played a unique role in aviation and human spaceflight history. In fact, astronauts have a deep respect for the T-38. Why? Because before astronauts flew the shuttle, they practiced with a T-38. Talon Park at the entrance to Space Center

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Discover a historic Apollo artifact in our Talon Park

Did you know Talon Park at the entrance to Space Center Houston is home to a “boilerplate” Apollo capsule? NASA built “boilerplate” (BP) capsules, or nonfunctional craft that simulated the basic size and weight of command modules, as part of the Apollo program to test equipment and procedures prior to

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