Starlight Social Returns for Happy Hour

Space Center Houston’s Starlight Social returns Oct. 25 with a new time and new activities. Enjoy our happy hour format with drink specials from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and mingle with other space enthusiasts in our social learning environment. Tickets online are $10.95. Tickets at the door are $12.95. Guests must be

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Fall Home School Day now days away

Explore planetary science, compete in robotic challenges, meet an astronaut and more at our fall Home School Day on Oct. 9. Pop-Up Science Labs Get hands on in our interactive Pop-Up Science Labs and see live demonstrations, participate in robotics challenges, conduct experiments! These activities are included in general admission.

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How NASA uses virtual reality to train astronauts

Angelica Garcia, simulation and software engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) gave a presentation Sept. 24 in the Mission Briefing Center on NASA’s work in virtual reality and simulations. This engaging talk was free with general admission. Garcia works in the Virtual Reality Laboratory training facility at JSC where

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Family Campouts return in 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn more about space? Do you enjoy camping out under the stars? Did you know that Family Campouts at Space Center Houston let you do both?! Bring the family (as long as they’re over the age of 5) and spend a night at the center

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First ever military family campout set for October

Did you know that out of 375 astronauts, 216 of those have served their country through military service? Active military, veterans and gold star families can spend a night at Space Center Houston exploring space, science, technology and engineering through special activities and an astronaut presentation at our first Military

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Next Thought Leader Series to feature JSC director Mark Geyer

What does it take to run a giant installation like NASA Johnson Space Center? If there’s anyone who knows, it’s newly appointed director Mark Geyer. Serving in a variety of positions over his years of service to NASA, Geyer was recently deputy director of the institution. He’ll discuss his new

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Explore NASA innovations at Technology Day

Hear from NASA experts about food science, environmental life support, planetary sciences and mission operations from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in Astronaut Gallery. Presentations include: Eating in Space – An Evolution of Food with Dr. Takiyah Sirmons, NASA research scientist supporting advanced food technology Smelling Coffee in

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Expedition 54/55 astronaut debrief Aug. 7

What happens on the International Space Station? What did astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle do when they were aboard ISS? What experiments did they run? How did they sleep? Relive the journey of Expeditions 54/55 with the mission’s astronauts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, only at

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Space Center U launches Atmospheric Research program

Ever wonder what it’s like at the edge of space? How cold does it get? How much air pressure is at 100,000 feet? The upper layers of our atmosphere are generally unexplored. In the Space Center U Atmospheric Research program, participants join a high-altitude ballooning mission where they take on

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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

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