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Three Astronaut Facts about Dr. Shannon Lucid

One of the new features on our site will be a weekly post discussing astronauts and things you may not know about them. Our first spotlight falls on Dr. Shannon Lucid, who will be appearing as part of our Thought Leader Series June 28. This event, featuring Lucid and fellow 1978 astronaut classmates Dr. Rhea […]

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Stephen Hawking’s genius

Imagine a muscle cramp. It starts small and grows into a fire, coursing through your leg, your arm, your neck, disappearing in 30 seconds. Imagine that fire engulfing your body for 55 years. Imagine that pain, that disease stealing your mobility, your voice, your ability to breathe. Stephen Hawking changed the way we view the […]

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A new Expedition to ISS

NASA’s next mission leaves for the International Space Station on June 6. Who are the astronauts going up to ISS? What will they do there? Let’s break down Expedition 57. Who’s the crew? Joining NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Commander Drew Feustel on ISS is Serena Aunon-Chancellor. Expedition 56-57 crew member Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA […]

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See the suits that changed how we (space)walk

They say it’s not the suit that makes a man, it’s the man that makes a suit. In Ed White’s case, it’s the suit that put him in the history books. On June 3, 1965, White became the first American to walk in space as part of the Gemini IV mission. White spent 21 minutes […]

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New souvenir photos offer 360-degree coverage

Our new 360-degree photography booth is truly rad! Space Center Houston is pleased to announce a new unique virtual-motion capture experience for its guests. The Orbiter 360 degree technology was created for movies by Big Freeze Worldwide. The Orbiter 360 degree is the most advanced user-activated “Frozen Moment” camera array technology available to the public […]

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Mercury program made history this month in 1961

Alan Shepard Jr. became the first American in space when his Mercury capsule, the Freedom 7, made a 15-minute suborbital flight at 9:34 a.m. May 5, 1961. We remember all of the Mercury 7 astronauts this month. From Shepard to Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra and Donald “Deke” Slayton, […]

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Independence Plaza’s NASA 905, an impossible plane

It wasn’t supposed to fly. John Kiker and Owen Morris’ remote controlled models proved it was possible for a 747 jet to carry the shuttle orbiter on its back. In that moment at Ellington Field, history was made. Space Center Houston is proud to present it as part of the newest international landmark, Independence Plaza […]

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ESA launches ExoMars/Schiaparelli mission to red planet

On March 14, the European Space Agency launched the first of a two-part mission to Mars. As part of the ExoMars program, the ESA will put the Trace Gas Orbiter and the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrater Module (EDM) known as Schiaparelli into orbit and put a rover onto the surface. These two missions “will […]

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The perks of a Space Center Houston membership

Becoming a member of Space Center Houston makes more of an impact than you might realize. For little more than the price of regular admission, you can become a part of our education foundation. In addition to the perks of membership like the Member Book Club and other special events, you will have the satisfaction […]

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