Nicole Mann gives thumbs up

Astronaut Friday: Nicole Mann

Today’s featured astronaut has not yet traveled to space, but she’s no stranger to flight. Nicole Mann is a relatively new astronaut recruit. She was selected by NASA six years ago, but she began her flying career in 2004. She served as a combat pilot overseas in support of Operations

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Video: Apollo flight controller panel (session 4)

Apollo-era flight controllers shared some of their mission memories at our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration on July 20. In this panel hear from John D. Holt, Milton J. Heflin, Terry Watson, and Mel Richmond about Command Module Landing and Recovery Operations. Learn more about lunar science in our Starship

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Space Center Houston CEO honored by Most Admired CEO Awards

Space Center Houston president and CEO William Harris was honored by Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Most Admired CEO Awards. In selecting the CEO honorees, a panel of judges looked for characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more. The honorees represent several of Houston’s prominent

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Who is Max Faget?

NASA has accomplished much since it first opened its doors Oct. 1, 1958. Behind the scenes of NASA’s many successes was one of the organization’s driving innovators, Dr. Maxime “Max” Faget. He was a bright engineer who had a talent for designing spacecraft and the skills to propel America to

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Christa McAuliffe and Barbara Morgan in astronaut training.

Astronaut Friday: Barbara Morgan

Today’s featured astronaut flew to space only once but has logged over 305 hours in orbit. She is one of NASA’s first Educator Astronauts. Who is she? Barbara Morgan. Before she was an astronaut, Morgan was a teacher. She began her teaching career in 1974 at Arlee Elementary School on

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Sphero Robotics Mission winners announced

Sphero Robotics Mission finalists gathered Aug. 9-11 at Space Center Houston to put their robotics and engineering skills to the test! The Sphero Robotics Mission invited students from across the U.S. to participate in a virtual Apollo 11 Moon Landing challenge, using their coding skills, teamwork and creativity. Congratulations to

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Video: Apollo flight controller panel (session 3)

Apollo-era flight controllers shared some of their mission memories at our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration on July 20. In this panel hear from Wendel Mendel and Arthur L. Schmitt about Lunar Science Operations. > Learn more about lunar science in our Starship Gallery, home to our Lunar Sample Vault

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New mural highlights space exploration

During your next visit, don’t miss our new mural in Zero-G Diner highlighting the past, present and future of space exploration. The mural, titled Journey to New Horizons, celebrates the spirit of American spaceflight and the visionary engineers, scientists, and astronauts who pioneered a new frontier beyond Earth. This visual

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Astronaut Friday: Neil Armstrong

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, becoming the first person to walk on the Moon. The man who said, “Every human has a finite number of heartbeats,” spent absolutely no time wasting any of his. Armstrong’s pioneering step is still regarded as one of the

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Video: Apollo flight controller panel (session 2)

Apollo-era flight controllers shared some of their mission memories at our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration on July 20. In this panel hear from Jack Knight, Harold A. Loden, William Reeves and Robert Nance about about Lunar Module Landing Operations. See a Lunar Module (Lunar Test Article 8) that was

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