James Webb Space Telescope

Launch Pad: James Webb Space Telescope

Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to lift off soon. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch later this month. It’s the most powerful space telescope ever built, and it will travel approximately one million miles to shed light on

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Earthrise

Solving Space: Earthrise

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling the iconic Apollo 8 “Earthrise” image. This photograph was the first shot of the Earth from the Moon captured by the first men to travel there. On Christmas Eve 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 (NASA

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Geminids

Eyes Up: December

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. Here are some highlights from NASA’s most recent Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the December sky. Dec. 1

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New Artifact: Gene Kranz’s Mug

Travel though space history in our Starship Gallery timeline and see a new artifact – Gene Kranz’s Mug. Flight controllers gave this custom mug to Flight Director Gene Kranz after a flu outbreak among his Mission Control team in the mid-1960’s. They jokingly called him “Flu FD,” short for “flu

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NASA Concept art of Space Launch System

Solving Space – NASA’s Space Launch System & Orion

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of NASA’s mighty Space Launch System (SLS). This powerful rocket will launch astronauts to the Moon for the Artemis lunar missions, paving the way for future deep space exploration. Next year, the uncrewed Artemis

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2021 Black Friday deals at Space Center Houston

Space City Specials: 2022 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals Launch into 2022 with our Space City Specials! Give the gift of adventure this holiday season. 15% off new memberships and gift memberships (online only) Space Center Houston memberships enable everyone to be part of the NASA mission and explore

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Spaceports: Bringing space to your community

Space is on the cusp of becoming much more accessible. With advancements in reusable space technology, regional spaceports are the next step in helping more companies fly into low Earth orbit. Houston is home to a spaceport at Ellington Airport. What’s the future for these hubs of innovation? How are

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Shuttle

Solving Space – Space Shuttle

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of the world’s first reusable spacecraft, NASA’s space shuttle. This unique vehicle had a profound impact on the history of human spaceflight and paved the way for future exploration. While SpaceX is credited with

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NASA tram tour

Solving Space – Saturn V

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of a mighty Saturn V rocket. These powerful rockets launched men to the Moon for the Apollo lunar missions, paving the way for future lunar exploration with Artemis. The mighty Saturn V was an

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Giving Tuesday 2021: The Power of One Gift

Giving Tuesday is a global daylong celebration designed for giving back to your community. This year, Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. As a nonprofit science and space exploration learning center, Space Center Houston is committed to giving back to the community every day. We invite you to participate in the

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