Kate Rubins Swearing-in Ceremony

We were honored to be the site of the swearing-in ceremony for NASA astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins by Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels earlier this week. About the Ceremony Rubins took the oath of office to become a medical service corps officer in the U.S. Army

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Saturn V launch

Pop Quiz: Launch & landing

From launching the first American into orbit to safely returning the first man on the Moon home, rockets and re-entry vehicles have paved the way for more complex human space exploration missions. Test out your knowledge on launch and re-entry vehicles with today’s pop quiz!

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Solving Space – Early rocketry

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of the Goddard rocket, which paved the way for the mighty liquid-fuel rockets of today. When you think of a rocket, what is the first image that comes to mind? Is it the mighty

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Native American Heritage Month

Space Center Houston is celebrating Native American Heritage Month! Today, we are going on a journey through the decades to celebrate the significant contributions American Indians have made to the space program by highlighting two of these Native American trailblazers. Mary Golda Ross This hidden figure joined Lockheed as a

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November is Heroes Appreciation Month at Space Center Houston

This month, we want to highlight the significant contributions our military members, firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians make to keep us all safe each day. First responders risk their lives to protect our own, and we couldn't be more grateful for their service. It is because of the

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Cooling Garment

Solving Space – Cooling garments

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of an astronaut’s Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG), which is worn under their spacesuit to keep them cool under pressure. Spacewalks are tough, and astronauts often work up a sweat. So, they needed

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Solving Space – Internal Communication System

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. From the Apollo era to NASA’s Artemis generation, good communication is key when you are stepping out into the vastness of space. That’s why astronauts have always relied on an internal communication system to keep them connected to their crew and

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SLS

Artemis I: About the SLS

A new era of space exploration has begun, and with it a new rocket designed to launch humans to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. 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.

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EVA

Solving Space – Life Support System

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. From taking the first step into space, to taking the first step on the Moon, astronauts have relied on their Portable Life Support System (PLSS) to achieve some of humanity’s most historic accomplishments. Solve space by unscrambling this image of a

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Lucy mission

Launch Pad: Lucy Mission

Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to liftoff soon. NASA’s Lucy is slated to launch this month on a journey unlike any other. The uncrewed spacecraft will travel nearly four billion miles over the course of its 12-year primary mission to investigate Jupiter’s

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