Lindbergh inside the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis

This day in history: Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis make first solo transatlantic flight

  Before the world was captivated by landing on the moon, it was transfixed with a landing in Paris. Charles Lindbergh wasn’t the first to fly across the Atlantic, but he was the first to make the non-stop transatlantic flight alone, propelling him into aviation history.   On May 20,

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Apollo 50th

Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration guide

Review our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration guide below to help plan the perfect experience. Parking Public offsite parking will be required on July 20. Recommended parking sites with shuttle service will be provided. Bag policy For your safety and the safety of others, all bags must be screened by

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NEW EXHIBIT: Moonwalker portraits now on display

From 1969-1972, twelve American astronauts left their everlasting footprint on the Moon. They were the most visible part of a team of Apollo astronauts, engineers, scientists, and mission support staff of the Apollo Program. Artist Logan Goodson created a series of paintings to celebrate the individuals of the Apollo program

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Twins Study research reveals effects of space

Scott Kelly spent a year in space for science. What did NASA learn about his time there? The results of their groundbreaking Twins Study were recently revealed in an article in Science magazine. The research used Kelly and his twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, to study the effects of

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10 fast facts about astronaut Leroy Chiao

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we are highlighting Leroy Chiao who is a Chinese American NASA Astronaut. Check out these ten fascinating facts about Chiao: “I was eight years old when I saw the Apollo Moon landing in 1969. I was riveted. We watched it all

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Save this May at Space Center Houston

A summer on Jupiter lasts three years. The heat in Houston only makes it feel like our summers last that long. Get a cool start to yours with a trip to Space Center Houston. Use online discount code SUMMER02 to save $5 off regular admission through May 31. Our summer

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Snoopy in space: A massive mural at Space Center Houston

Worlds collide in the most wildly imaginative and colorful way with a new art installation on display at Space Center Houston entitled The Peanuts Project: The Heavens and the Earth. The project brings to Houstonians public art re-imaginings of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved, iconic characters by four of the world’s

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Astronaut Alan Shepard

58 years ago, Alan Shepard becomes first American in space

58 years ago, Alan Shepard was launched into history aboard a Mercury Redstone rocket (originally used by the U.S. Army for missiles), becoming the first American astronaut in space. On May 5, 1961, Shepard rocketed into space inside his Freedom 7 capsule. The sub-orbital flight, which lasted just over 15

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Next Space on Screen shows how space is “For All Mankind”

Join us May 24 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the documentary, “For All Mankind.” Tickets are $8 for the public and $5 for members. There is limited seating for these events, so get your tickets today. Buy Tickets “There’s a total and complete silence

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Astronaut Monday: Gene Cernan

Neil Armstrong may be known for being the first human on the Moon, but today we are highlighting the last, Gene Cernan. Cernan is a veteran of three spaceflights, having flown aboard Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17. The last mission to the Moon established many new spaceflight records,

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