Register now for fall Explorer Camps

Did you know that computer science is the fastest growing segment of all STEM fields? In Space Center Houston Explorer Camps, children ages 4-11 spend the day at Space Center Houston discovering computer science, rocket science, robotics, engineering, and more! Our Explorer Camps are both challenging and enriching. The curriculum

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Video: Apollo Engineering panel (session 2)

Landing Apollo 11 on the Moon was a watershed event for humanity. But, the Apollo program required unprecedented engineering innovations so that Neil Armstrong could take that fateful first step. Learn about the unique challenges of building a system to dock two spacecraft while in orbit, transit to the Moon,

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This day in history: JFK delivers iconic ‘We choose to go to the Moon’ speech

On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared that by the end of the decade, the United States would land astronauts on the Moon. It was 57 years ago today when Kennedy stood in front of a crowd of roughly 35,000 at Rice University and delivered his historic speech.

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Bob Behnken portrait

Astronaut Friday: Bob Behnken

Today’s astronaut feature celebrates Bob Behnken, a veteran of two shuttle flights. Selected as a NASA astronaut in 2000, he has logged more than 708 hours in space and performed six spacewalks. Behnken, who served as NASA’s Chief Astronaut from July 2012 to July 2015, flew STS-123 in 2008 and

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Video: Apollo Engineering panel (session 1)

Landing Apollo 11 on the Moon was a watershed event for humanity. But, the Apollo program required unprecedented engineering innovations so that Neil Armstrong could take that fateful first step. Panelists include spacecraft propulsion engineer Henry Pohl, structures and materials engineer Tom Moser and spacesuit subsystem manager Jim McBarron. They

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Space Robotics Challenge: Build it. Code it. Win it.

NASA envisions a future where humans and robots are working and living together on other worlds. You can be part of that mission by helping to develop software that will allow a virtual team of robotic systems to operate autonomously on extraterrestrial surfaces. How can I be part of the

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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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