Astronaut Chris Ferguson in space

Astronaut Friday: Chris Ferguson

This week, our featured astronaut is a veteran of three spaceflights, a TOPGUN pilot, and a Commercial Crew astronaut: retired NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson! He's logged 5,700 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft, and he's racked up more than 40 days in space. He was the pilot on

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Lessons from Apollo 12

The Apollo 11 mission made history. But it didn’t mark the end of NASA’s work. Less than five months after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, NASA continued its mission, sending Apollo 12 to the Moon. It was a unique mission, filled with a lightning strike, precise landings and

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Top 7 tips for planning a perfect Galaxy Lights adventure

Start a holiday tradition with our all-new experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. For the first time, Space Center Houston is opening its doors the evenings of Nov. 16 – Jan. 5 to transform the center into a twinkling winter wonderland. Don’t miss our top tips to plan the perfect

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Mariner 9 spacecraft

This day in space history: Mariner 9 becomes first spacecraft to orbit another planet

On Nov. 13, 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. It was 48 years ago today that we began to learn new and exciting things about Mars’ landscape and atmosphere.   What was Mariner? The Mariner spacecraft was designed and developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

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Getting To Know Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner

On Nov. 4, Boeing crossed another threshold on its road to safely launching a new spacecraft. The CST-100 Starliner hit a safety milestone with its test of its abort system in White Sands, New Mexico. What is the Starliner? What will it do? Let’s get to know one of the

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Light Speed Trivia: Week 2

To shine a spotlight on our new holiday experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, and our fall exhibit Playing with Light, our November trivia theme is light. Do you know the answer to this week’s Light Speed Trivia?

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2019 Black Friday deals at Space Center Houston

Give the gift of wonder and awe this holiday season! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are offering online discounts for general admission as well as some of our top programs Nov. 22 through Cyber Monday by using the online discount code THANKS. 15% off gift memberships Space Center

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VIDEO: Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2 October webinar

You can be part of NASA’s mission to develop the next generation of robotics through the Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2. NASA seeks to engage with interested and dedicated computer programmers and roboticists who have a keen desire to automate exploration and resource collection on the moon and other worlds.

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Guest post: Shining a light on our fall exhibit

Get a look at our new fall exhibit Playing with Light from Space Center Houston exhibit specialist Carmina Mortillaro. Playing with Light, designed and developed by Scitech and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, explores the vital role light plays in our lives through interactive experiments, activities, and light displays. Is this

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CityPASS now offers mobile tickets to Space City

There’s a new way to explore Space City this Thanksgiving. CityPASS now offers a convenient mobile ticket option. Explore Houston while saving 47% on admission to Space Center Houston and four other top Houston attractions with CityPASS. CityPASS delivers wonderful weekends, foolproof vacations and dramatic savings of almost 50% off

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