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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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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