Register for SEEC 2019

Space Center Houston invites educators to register for Space Exploration Educators Conference Feb. 7-9, 2019. Designed for formal and informal educators in kindergarten through twelfth grade, SEEC celebrates 25 years of bringing together teachers from all around the globe to exchange instructional strategies to integrate space and STEM (science, technology,

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2018 Black Friday deals at Space Center Houston

Want to give the gift of space this holiday season? Space Center Houston brings two different discounts starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Save on gift memberships Share a space exploration experience with your friends and family when you give a Space Center Houston membership. From Nov. 23-26, save 20

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Heroes Appreciation Month returns for 2018

Space Center Houston honors heroes with free admission To reach for the stars requires support from a solid foundation. No one provides that foundation of safety like the military and first responders like firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. Their service and sacrifice makes them everyday heroes. These heroes

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Mission Apollo Minute Celebrating Gene Kranz

Did you know that Houston declared Oct. 23 Gene Kranz Day to honor the legendary NASA flight director? Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group at Langley, Virginia, in 1960 and was assigned the position of assistant flight director for Project Mercury. He assumed flight director duties for all Project

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Thought Leader Series returns for double feature in November

Two Thought Leader Series events will bring a flight-filled November to Space Center Houston. On Nov. 8, the center will bring in experts from the space shuttle mission STS-95 to discuss the anniversary of John Glenn’s second spaceflight aboard the shuttle orbiter Discovery. At age 77, Glenn holds the record

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First Man: A Spoiler-Filled Movie Review

On Oct. 12, the newest movie about space opened worldwide. First Man is the riveting story behind the first crewed mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land,

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Happy Birthday Space Center Houston

It seems like just yesterday that the doors opened at Space Center Houston for the first time in 1992. Since then, the space science and space exploration learning center has welcomed more than 20 million people. Befitting any great adventure, NASA Johnson Space Center has lived a tremendous story over

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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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