Apollo 17: 50 Years of Inspiring and Informing Planetary Exploration

Dr. Kiefer’s work and life has been profoundly influenced by the Apollo missions to the Moon. This presentation will look back on the scientific success of the Apollo missions, particularly Apollo 17. Join in a conversation about how the astronauts traversed the lunar surface conducting extensive lunar geology and what we learned from the lunar […]

Member Spotlight: Sharon Carter

Space Center Houston aspires to inspire the world through space exploration. Sharon Carter proves that inspiration can strike at any time. Carter first visited Space Center Houston during a company celebration held there in 2013. During her visit, she became enamored with the multitude of artifacts on display; one of these caught her attention more than the others.

VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Galaxy of Horrors

Zombie Stars and Gamma Ray Ghouls and Dead Planets, Oh my!   This Halloween, explore the sinister side of space in “Galaxy of Horrors,” presented by UTMB Health. In this spooky tale of tales, discover what lurks beyond our solar system, in a place no mere mortal could survive.   Watch…if you dare.   About the Panel Panelists […]

Expedition 67 Crew Debrief and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 6 p.m. CST Relive the journey of Expedition 67 with the mission’s astronauts at 6 p.m. Nov. 30, only at Space Center Houston. This is a free event, but seating is limited. Tickets must be presented at the door for entry. The crew, NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, EXP 67 Flight Engineer […]

Galaxy Lights 21+ Night

Nov. 18 | 6-10 p.m. Eat, drink, and be merry at our first-ever Galaxy Lights 21+ Night, sponsored by Karbach. Jam to holiday hits with our live DJ, sip festive cocktails, meet real lunar scientists, watch a live ice sculpting competition, and more! Bring your crew for a night full of cheer and experience the […]

Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights Opens Nov. 12

Space City’s Holiday Tradition Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, Returns Nov. 12-Jan. 1 Click to RSVP to attend Media Night with a guest HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2022 – Embark on a festive holiday adventure this holiday season at Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, Nov. 12 through Jan. 1. Galaxy Lights is an immersive holiday lights […]

Space Center Houston Connects Houston-area Students to Space on National STEM Day  

Event date: Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST Event location: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058. Media will check in at the Guest Services Desk. See map here. Media RSVP: To attend, email Meridyth Moore at mmoore@spacecenter.org. Event description: In honor of National STEM Day on Nov. 8, Space Center Houston will welcome 500 Houston-area students to […]

Meet our Solar System – The Moon

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Earth’s Moon. Where is it? Our Moon is 229,730 miles (369,714 km) from Earth. It’s the closest object to our […]

Member Spotlight: Amberleigh Thetford

A relaxing weekend away from home looks different for everyone, but for Amberleigh Thetford, a Space Center Houston Discovery Circle member, and her family, it includes a trip to Space Center Houston from their home in Arizona. A space enthusiast since she was young, Thetford dreams of heading into the great unknown of space one […]