NEW EXHIBIT: Moonwalker portraits now on display

From 1969-1972, twelve American astronauts left their everlasting footprint on the Moon. They were the most visible part of a team of Apollo astronauts, engineers, scientists, and mission support staff of the Apollo Program. Artist Logan Goodson created a series of paintings to celebrate the individuals of the Apollo program

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Snoopy in space: A massive mural at Space Center Houston

Worlds collide in the most wildly imaginative and colorful way with a new art installation on display at Space Center Houston entitled The Peanuts Project: The Heavens and the Earth. The project brings to Houstonians public art re-imaginings of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved, iconic characters by four of the world’s

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Astronaut Alan Shepard

58 years ago, Alan Shepard becomes first American in space

58 years ago, Alan Shepard was launched into history aboard a Mercury Redstone rocket (originally used by the U.S. Army for missiles), becoming the first American astronaut in space. On May 5, 1961, Shepard rocketed into space inside his Freedom 7 capsule. The sub-orbital flight, which lasted just over 15

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Astronaut Monday: Gene Cernan

Neil Armstrong may be known for being the first human on the Moon, but today we are highlighting the last, Gene Cernan. Cernan is a veteran of three spaceflights, having flown aboard Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17. The last mission to the Moon established many new spaceflight records,

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Apollo 10 with astronaut Tom Stafford

Apollo 10 set the stage for Neil Armstrong’s historic steps on the Moon. It did so with a bit of a twist, flying to the lunar rendezvous aboard Charlie Brown and coming within eight nautical miles of the Moon’s surface in Snoopy. Find out more about this dress rehearsal mission

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Mission Apollo Minute: Pete Conrad’s Moonwalking Suit

Charles “Pete” Conrad became the third person to walk on the Moon as part of Apollo 12.  Conrad commanded the mission and stepped onto the lunar surface Nov. 19, 1969. His first words were slightly less majestic than Neil Armstrong’s, but reflected Conrad’s fun and sunny disposition. “Whoopee! Man, that

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Apollo 13 Infographic: How did they make that CO2 scrubber?

In the movie Apollo 13, an engineer comes into a conference room and dumps a bunch of hardware onto a table. The goal? Fit a square peg into a round hole. The problem? After an explosion crippled the Apollo 13 spacecraft, the three astronauts went into the Lunar Module for

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Historic Mission Control restoration continues

The restoration of Historic Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center is on track for completion in mid-June of 2019, well ahead of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20. As you can see from these photos, the Mission Operations Control Room

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Apollo 50th: Astronaut Gene Cernan Bio

As our next way to celebrate the road to Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, we have a quick bio on astronaut Gene Cernan. Cernan led the final Apollo mission in 1972, the last time a crewed mission went to Earth’s lunar satellite. Cernan was the 11th person to walk on the

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Apollo 11 anniversary patch design announced

Did you know every human mission NASA has flown since Gemini V has its own patch? Space Center Houston partnered with VisitHouston to develop a patch commemorating the anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing. Houston-area artists competed to create a design inspired by the original Apollo 11 mission

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