Artemis I: Mission Overview

Take a closer look at the upcoming Artemis I flight, a mission that will pave the way for future lunar exploration, in our newest blog series. Later this year, Artemis I will launch, kicking off a highly anticipated return to the Moon. It will be the first step in NASA’s

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Photo Gallery: 2021 Summer Explorer Camps

Campers ages 4-11 are discovering science and space exploration in our summer Explorer Camps. These future engineers and astronauts are conducting experiments, programming rovers and exploring Space Center Houston exhibits. Campers are learning about long-duration space survival by designing water purification systems and building terrariums. They are working together to

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Cooking in Space

Solving Space: Cooking in Space

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. What could be more extreme than cooking in zero gravity? Could you imagine preparing dinner weightless? Cooking can be a daunting task on Earth. So, just imagine the

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Woody Hoburg

Artemis astronaut feature: Warren “Woody” Hoburg

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Warren “Woody” Hoburg.

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Space Center Houston selected to receive $1 million from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future

Space Center Houston was selected to receive a $1 million grant from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future. “Our recent auction for the first seat on New Shepard resulted in a donation of $28 million to our nonprofit foundation, Club for the Future,” said Bob Smith, Blue Origin CEO. “This

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Mars food production

Solving Space: Growing greens

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space, and one of the more extreme aspects to space exploration is figuring out what to eat. What’s for dinner on Mars? This question may sound silly, but it’s

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Tortillas in space

Solving Space: Tortillas

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. Perhaps one of the more extreme aspects of space travel is the menu. NASA goes to extreme lengths to produce safe, nutritious, and tasty cosmic cuisine for its

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Jonny Kim

Artemis astronaut feature: Jonny Kim

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Jonny Kim. Kim

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Pop Quiz: Space Food

Would you be able to survive for months on end with a predetermined menu and a carefully rationed supply of food and beverages? In space, you can’t run out to the store if a particular food craving hits, and you have to be careful about how much you snack with

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VIDEO: Explore Space Center Houston in a new way

How did we get to space? What does it take to survive in orbit? Will you be the one to step foot on Mars? Break the bonds of gravity and go explore at Space Center Houston. Discover one-of-a-kind space exploration artifacts and interactive exhibits at Space City’s most iconic destination.

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