This month we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 13 mission. In our weekly History Up Close video series, we are featuring Apollo 13 artifacts. This week, we are exploring the Lunar Module Plaque Replica. Each of the Apollo LMs bore a curved plaque around one of
In Space Center Houston’s Lunar Samples Vault, you can gaze at actual Moon rocks, kept in a pure nitrogen environment to preserve them. This is the largest display of Moon rocks on public display in the world. You can also touch a piece of the Moon. The lunar touchstone was
What did Apollo-era fashion look like? Relive the golden age of space exploration through some of the most common fashion of the time. That iconic retro NASA look is very simple to recreate. It consists of a white button up shirt, a slim tie and usually dark slacks. Don’t forget
A community of backers from around the world joined Space Center Houston and the City of Webster to help restore the Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA Johnson Space Center and preserve the legacy of the Apollo Program just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
How did it feel to experience the magnitude of the space race from the inside? What is it like to be the child of an Apollo astronaut? Check out this photo gallery with some of the children of Apollo-era astronauts and flight controllers. Jeff and Barbara Lovell are the children
Did you know Talon Park at the entrance to Space Center Houston is home to a “boilerplate” Apollo capsule? NASA built “boilerplate” (BP) capsules, or nonfunctional craft that simulated the basic size and weight of command modules, as part of the Apollo program to test equipment and procedures prior to