“Failure is not an option, gentlemen.” Those words mark the spirit of one of NASA’s darkest moments and its most shining triumph. Ed Harris, playing legendary flight director Gene Kranz, told his team of engineers those words. The fact that Kranz never said them makes the scene no less dramatic.
Join us April 5 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the classic film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Tickets are $8 for the public and $5 for members. There is limited seating for these events, so get your tickets today. Buy Tickets “Open the pod bay
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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