Mission Control themed Space Center U program launching 2020

Have you ever dreamed of working in mission control? Do you wonder what it’s like to sit at the flight director console during a mission? Guests ages 15+ can find out what it’s like to work in mission control in our new Space Center U program launching next year. Participants

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John Young portrait

Astronaut Friday: John Young

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, we are highlighting Apollo astronauts. These legendary space travelers embarked on a journey to the moon which ignited a spirit of curiosity, discovery and adventure. Their missions captivated the world and paved the way for the future of spaceflight. Learn

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Photo Gallery: Apollo anniversary celebrations July 16-24

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission July 16-24! We had a blast sharing this historic week with all of our guests. Check out the photo gallery below to see some of the activities, experiences, events and space fans who

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Apollo Trivia: Final week

Test your knowledge of space history with our final week of Apollo trivia!

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Inside Mission Control with Current Flight Controllers

What is it like to sit at the helm of human spaceflight and work with a variety of highly-trained teams of engineers and scientists? Look inside what it’s like to be in Mission Control during this July 23, 2019 installment of our Thought Leader Series featuring current NASA Johnson Space

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Remembering Legendary Flight Director Chris Kraft

Christopher C. Kraft Jr. put Mission Control on the map and got his name put on it for his efforts. Kraft died Monday, two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. He was 95. An integral part of the NASA’s origins, Kraft helped shape the function

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Apollo-era fashion flashback

The historic Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean July 24, 1969. Celebrate this historic moment and party like it's 1969 at our Splashdown party 6-10 p.m. July 24. Dance the night away in your favorite Apollo-era attire! This 60s-themed evening bash will feature

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Apollo Trivia: Week 8

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

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Infographic: Apollo 11 image

More to explore about the Apollo 11 mission Crew Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot Backup Crew James A. Lovell, Commander Fred W. Haise Jr., Lunar Module Pilot William A. Anders, Command Module Pilot Payload Columbia (CSM-107) Eagle (LM-5) Launch July

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Restored Apollo Mission Control Center

Video: Apollo Mission Control Center now touring

After two years, we are ready to show off the newly restored Apollo Mission Control Center! Two years in the making, this monumental project has returned this national historic landmark to how it looked in 1969. This room has been restored to look as it originally did during the Apollo

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