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Remembering Apollo 11’s moon landing

Last week, we looked back on the fun side of the first mission to land on the moon. On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, let’s tell the story of how these three intrepid explorers got there. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off atop a Saturn V rocket. The trip to […]

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SEEC Call for Proposals

Space Center Houston invites educators to submit a proposal by Sept. 6, 2018 to present at SEEC Feb. 7-9, 2019. SEEC 2019 is inviting presentations which are innovative, content driven, tied to space exploration and include a hands-on component. In response to requests from last year, we also encourage sessions for high school educators, those […]

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Parker Solar Probe to launch in August

Soon, a new mission will swoop toward the sun. It won’t be Helios’ chariot. It won’t be Ra traveling on his solar barques. Instead, it will be the first spacecraft to study the sun up close. In the past, NASA and other space agencies have studied the sun through observational satellites like WIND or SOHO. […]

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EVA 23 documentary premiere – How can I go?

On Saturday, Space Center Houston will host the premiere of a new documentary produced by Space City Films. EVA 23 tells the story of astronaut Luca Parmitano, who almost drowned while on a spacewalk in 2013. Outer space is not completely empty, but it doesn’t contain much water, certainly not enough to drown an astronaut. […]

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Tuesday’s Space Links

As this blog grows and changes, we’re adding a new semi-regular feature. This piece will round up the latest space news and notes for your easy consumption. It’s not comprehensive, but these stories all have relevance to space exploration. If you have a link you’d like featured, drop me a note at dcoleman@spacecenter.org. When a […]

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Starlight Social returns July 26

Our Starlight Social gives you a chance to mingle with other professionals in our social learning environment while enjoying drinks, music and dancing. Past Starlight Socials have focused on astronomy, aerospace and more. One let guests view the landing site of Apollo 11 through high-powered telescopes at Independence Plaza. The next featured casual conversations with […]

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ICON Spacecraft Launch delayed

NASA’s continues to explore the frontiers of space. One of its neatest missions, the Ionospheric Connection Exploration (ICON) satellite, was supposed to launch in June. However, that launch has been delayed. Let’s learn a little about one of the newest exploratory missions in our solar system. What is ICON? Artist rendering of satellite The Ionospheric […]

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Remembering Judy Resnik

Judith Resnik had the right stuff. On June 28, 1978, Resnik was selected as part of the first female astronaut class to feature women. This historic class cohort had one fewer member than the Mercury Seven, but equaled their pioneering spirit. NASA astronaut Judith Resnik Resnik was the second American female astronaut in space, following […]

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Three Astronaut Facts about Dr. Rhea Seddon

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a new set of Three Astronaut Facts. This week, we’ll highlight Dr. Rhea Seddon, another astronaut who will be appearing as part of our Thought Leader Series June 28. This event, featuring fellow 1978 astronaut classmates Shannon Lucid and Dr. Anna Fisher, sold out in the first day […]

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