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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Innovation Gateway is activating community science

Space Center Houston believes that everyone can be part of the mission! As part of our Innovation Gateway community science initiative, everyone can play an active part in the future of space exploration. To develop solutions for real-world challenges and contribute to the wealth of knowledge to propel our exploration

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Discount: Be cool this labor day

Save $5 off regular admission through Sept. 2 by purchasing tickets online using a discount code. Complete the form below to signup for our newsletter and receive your online discount code. Our 250,000-square-foot space museum is air conditioned, as is international landmark Independence Plaza, where you can walk inside the

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Video: Apollo flight controller panel (session 1)

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 Richard Cucco, Jack Knight and William Reeves about Lunar Module development and operational issues. See a Lunar Module (Lunar Test Article 8) that was used for

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August’s Here. Plan Your Next Overnight Experience

The dog days of summer have come and gone. With school around the corner and extracurricular activities lumbering into gear, think about Space Center Houston’s Overnight Experiences. We have campouts under the wings of our 747, camp-ins for scouts of all ages and so much more. Scout Camp-Ins Bring your

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Astronaut Friday: Ricky Arnold

Today we are highlighting an astronaut whose passion for science took him below the sea and out of this world! Meet NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, who has flown to space twice. His first mission was aboard STS-119, the 125th shuttle flight. His second trip off-planet was aboard Expedition 55/56 to

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Eisenhower with first NASA Administrator (Glennan) and Deputy Administrator (Dryden)

This day in history: Eisenhower signs National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, establishing NASA

  The year is 1957; the day is October 4th. Sputnik has just launched, and the Space Race has begun. The United States felt the pressure more than ever to create a national space agency, one which could compete with the Soviets. However, the nation was not exactly sure how

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