Expedition 59 lifts off Thursday

On Thursday, the next set of astronauts will journey to the International Space Station. Expedition 59 aboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft at 2:14 p.m. CST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a six-hour journey to the station. Watch this exciting launch at Space Center Houston, where we will air

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Teachers get in free during March’s Educator Appreciation Month

Teachers, want to extend your spring break? There’s still time to get into Space Center Houston for free during Educator Appreciation Month. Teachers’ family and friends can save $5 off regular admission in advance by purchasing tickets online using discount code TEACH01. These special offers are valid through March 31.

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Discover Hidden Figures in our March Space on Screen movie

Join us Friday, March 22 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the blockbuster, “Hidden Figures.” See the untold story of three African-American women working at NASA’s Langley Research Center in 1961. These women become the brains behind one of the greatest human achievements of all

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A Guide to Exploring Space Center Houston this Spring Break

We’re hoping to see plenty of space explorers this spring break. Want to make the most of your visit? Plan your mission accordingly. Here are some helpful tips so that you have the best experience possible while at Space Center Houston. 1) Before you arrive Get your tickets early! Our

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New Thought Leader Series explores NASA’s search for life

Water. Energy. Organics. Is there life on other planets? Those three things could help NASA answer that question. NASA chief scientist Dr. James Green will discuss NASA’s search for life beyond Earth in space and time at the next installment of our Thought Leader Series at 7 p.m. March 20.

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WATCH: ISS crew discuss their last mission

What’s it like on the International Space Station? Wha does the crew do during their months orbiting the Earth in microgravity? On Feb. 20, Space Center Houston hosted a special presentation featuring the astronauts from Expeditions 56 and 57 to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold

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Special presentation by ISS crew this February

Space Center Houston will host a special presentation featuring the astronauts from Expeditions 56 and 57 to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Serena Aunon-Chancellor will be joined by Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst. Held at 6:30 p.m.

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See if you have The Right Stuff at the next Space on Screen

In 1979, Tom Wolfe published a classic book detailing the lives of test pilots who powered the space program. In 1983, The Right Stuff was made for the silver screen. See this space classic as part of our Space on Screen series Feb. 22. Tickets are $8 for the general

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This day in history: Johnson Space Center gets new name

It helps to have friends in high places. As the nascent space program under NASA was coalescing, its leader was Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. A native Texan, Johnson took a special interest in the space race and positioned his home state as a beneficiary. Johnson served as chair of

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Embrace space this February and save!

Embrace space in 2019. Save $5 off regular admission by using online discount code HEART01 through Feb. 17. As we approach our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing, space exploration continues to expand into new horizons. NASA is exploring the Kuiper Belt, the Sun and the

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