SEEC expands its New Horizons, gets keynote speaker

Space Center Houston is proud to announce that New Horizons principle investigator Dr. Alan Stern will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Space Exploration Educators Conference Feb. 7-9, 2019. Stern’s New Horizons spacecraft was the first to study Pluto in depth and sent back some stunning images

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Spring Home School Day on the way!

This February, Space Center Houston will host its Spring Home School Day. Held Feb. 19, this incredible event provides the opportunity for home-schooled families to learn about space exploration and engage in an unforgettable day of education and inspiring activities. In addition to a Stars & STEM experience and a

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January Thought Leader Series – ISS, past and future

Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution states that the President should “from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” The reason we don’t have transcripts of Abraham Lincoln

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Astronaut Friday: Andrew “Drew” Feustel

We’re ringing in the New Year with a new astronaut Friday post, honoring an astronaut who truly had a remarkable 2018! Andrew “Drew” Feustel was selected by NASA in 2000, and has journeyed into space a total of three times to date. His first mission was in 2009 with STS-125

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2014 MU69 Roundup: What we learned

Information continues to flood back from New Horizons after its historic flyby of 2014 MU69. Continuing its mission past Pluto, the Dec. 31 flyby marked the first time anyone has come close enough to study a Kuiper Belt object in any detail. What New Horizons found was fascinating. Here’s a

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New Horizons makes historic flyby

The cool thing about spacecraft is that they continue on for as long as possible after their primary mission is completed. For instance, Voyager 2 crossed into interstellar space last year and the Mars rover Opportunity has been functional for 14 years.  New Horizons provided some of the best images

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