A look through Robonaut’s eyes

Did you know that NASA’s robot astronaut uses two cameras that measure light in order to see its surroundings? NASA engineers built a humanoid robot called Valkyrie or Robonaut 5 (R5) to assist in a crewed mission to the Moon or Mars. R5 could assemble equipment before astronauts arrive, and

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Guest post: Shining a light on our fall exhibit

Get a look at our new fall exhibit Playing with Light from Space Center Houston exhibit specialist Carmina Mortillaro. Playing with Light, designed and developed by Scitech and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, explores the vital role light plays in our lives through interactive experiments, activities, and light displays. Is this

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VIDEO: Rad Rhonda retiring

If you’ve visited Space Center Houston in the last 15 years, you’ve probably seen Rad Rhonda and her tie-dye lab coat. She has been a staple at Space Center Houston, introducing thousands of guests to the wonders of science through the Stellar Science Show. After an inspiring run, Rad Rhonda

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Galaxy Lights construction begins

This winter start a new holiday tradition with Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Embark on a festive adventure through the most technologically advanced light display in Texas. Galaxy Lights opens Nov. 16, and some of the installations are already in progress. From sparkling International Space Station models to towering holiday

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Getting Ready for SpaceX

We recently broke ground on the next exciting experience we are bringing to you – the only opportunity outside of the Space X headquarters to get up close to a SpaceX Falcon 9 flown booster B1035. The exhibit will be located in front of the Special Events Building where guests

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New mural highlights space exploration

During your next visit, don’t miss our new mural in Zero-G Diner highlighting the past, present and future of space exploration. The mural, titled Journey to New Horizons, celebrates the spirit of American spaceflight and the visionary engineers, scientists, and astronauts who pioneered a new frontier beyond Earth. This visual

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Restored Apollo Mission Control Center

Video: Apollo Mission Control Center now touring

After two years, we are ready to show off the newly restored Apollo Mission Control Center! Two years in the making, this monumental project has returned this national historic landmark to how it looked in 1969. This room has been restored to look as it originally did during the Apollo

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Guest post: Historic Apollo Mission Control Center restoration now complete

A community of backers from around the world joined Space Center Houston and the City of Webster to help restore the Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA Johnson Space Center and preserve the legacy of the Apollo Program just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

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Photo gallery: Discover our new summer exhibit Journey to Space

Our summer exhibit Journey to Space is now open! Explore a rotating International Space Station module. Launch a rocket. Experiment with a vacuum chamber. Try your hand at operating a robotic arm. See artifacts like astronaut food and Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 training gloves and more! Journey to Space is

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Top 5 selfie spots at Space Center Houston

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite selfie locations at Space Center Houston. Don’t forget to tag Space Center Houston when you share your space selfie! Find us on social media:       1. Rocket Park Rocket Park is one of our favorite selfie locations. It is home to the Saturn

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