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Register now for new Explorer Camps

Put your child on a STEM pathway by registering for our Explorer Camps! We have three new opportunities before the end of the year to explore. Campers are inspired by hands-on learning activities ranging from robotics to planetary science. Our engaging lessons and challenges are designed to improve campers’ STEM

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Meet Morpheus, our newest addition!

Have you heard? There’s a new and exciting test article on display at the center! Suspended in space, just above our Mission Mars exhibit, is the Morpheus prototype planetary lander, used for testing vertical takeoff and landing for future deep space missions. This autonomous robotic lander has actually been used

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CBS’s Young Sheldon cast tour Space Center Houston

Members of the cast of CBS’s hit show Young Sheldon toured Space Center Houston yesterday! It was such a pleasure to have Iain Armitage (Sheldon), Raegan Revord (Missy) and Montana Jordan (Georgie) exploring space with us. Check out some of their experiences in the photo gallery below.

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Apollo 50th: Space Spinoffs Infographic

Space exploration benefits humanity. It’s a simple concept, but in a future where a person has been continually living in space since 2002, it can be lost. Space exploration gave us Velcro, glaucoma surgery and so much in between. For instance, the Apollo program provided more than just the achievement

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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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NASA announces Commercial Crew astronauts

Soon, American astronauts will launch on missions to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. That may not seem like a monumental sentence, but it’s been six years and counting since the last Space Shuttle mission launched. Since then, any astronauts journeying to ISS had to go through Russia’s Roscosmos

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AstroRad vest arrives at Space Center Houston

To survive deep space exploration, astronauts will have to weather radiation that is orders of magnitude greater than they’ve faced before. To keep them safe for an eventual trip to Mars and beyond, NASA has to get creative. One of the options currently getting ready for testing is created by

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Parker Solar Probe to launch in August

Soon, a new mission will swoop toward the sun. It won’t be Helios’ chariot. It won’t be Ra traveling on his solar barques. Instead, it will be the first spacecraft to study the sun up close. In the past, NASA and other space agencies have studied the sun through observational

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