First photo captured from space.

On this day in space history, the first photo is taken from space

Prior to 1946, people had never seen the Earth from outer space. On this day, 73 years ago, that would all change. The Soviets may have been the first to launch a satellite into orbit, but American scientists and researchers in New Mexico captured the first photos from space. On

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Explore the Artemis Program logo

If you’re familiar with NASA traditions, you know how important mission patches are to each program and crew. A painstaking amount of thought and planning goes into the design and meaning behind each emblem, including the new Artemis Program identity. This summer NASA unveiled the Artemis program logo, a bold

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Spooky space trivia: Week 3

Do you know the answer to this week’s spooky space trivia?

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VIDEO: First ever all-female spacewalk

On the first ever all-female spacewalk today, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir venture outside the International Space Station to replace faulty equipment on the station’s exterior. The astronauts will replace a faulty battery charge/discharge unit (BCDU) that failed to activate following the Oct. 11 installation of new lithium-ion

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VIDEO: Skylab 1-G Trainer 360

Did you know that the Skylab 1-G Trainer is so large that Space Center Houston was built around it? Step inside America’s first space station in a 360 video below and see where astronauts first trained for extended life in space. Created out of the final stage of a Saturn

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VIDEO: Happy 27th birthday Space Center Houston

Oct. 16, 1992 Space Center Houston opened its doors and committed to a mission of sharing science and space exploration with the world. Twenty seven years later, more than a million guests get to experience space up close, to learn about Mars and the Moon and to go inside the

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Astronauts from Around the World

Space is a truly international endeavor. In this Oct. 16 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, presented by the University of Texas Medical Branch, four fliers discuss their lives in space and careers as space explorers as part of the Association of Space Explorer’s Planetary Congress. British cosmonaut Helen

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Commander John Watts Young had the longest astronaut career and is the only person to pilot four different classes of spacecraft.

VIDEO: John Young STS-1 Suit

Did you know that you can see a spacesuit from the inaugural mission of the Space Shuttle Program at Space Center Houston? In our Astronaut Gallery, you can get an up close look at John W. Young’s STS-1 suit that he wore on Space Shuttle Columbia April 12, 1981. Click

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Membership benefits growing all the time

Our membership program is constantly evolving to provide new, unique perks and experiences for our members. Galaxy Lights One of the newest Space Center Houston membership benefits is a 20% discount on tickets to our new holiday light display Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Members also enjoy express entry and

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