Mission Monday – Reagan launches NASA’s mission to build a space station

In his Jan. 25, 1984 State of the Union address, President Ronald Reagan directed NASA to build an international space station. By 2000, the International Space Station (ISS) had its first permanent residents, and this year we are celebrating 20 years of continuous human habitation aboard the floating laboratory. Reagan’s

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Mission Monday: Getting to know the space station

Space Station vocabulary Module: a self-contained unit of a spacecraft Truss: a beam that serves as the space station’s backbone to which some parts are connected Airlock: an airtight room with two entrances that allows an astronaut to go on a spacewalk without letting the air out of the spacecraft

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – How the Space Station shapes research, exploration and international cooperation

Explore the International Space Station with industry experts Kirk Shireman, Mark Mulqueen, TJ Creamer, and Tamara Cougar in the this Jan. 9 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, presented by University of Texas Medical Branch Learn more about Thought Leader Series

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VIDEO: NASA Tram Tour

Space Center Houston is your gateway to explore NASA Johnson Space Center. Get a look at the historic, iconic and unforgettable locations you will discover on the NASA Tram Tour in the video below. Chance Stanford, Space Center Houston guest experience director, shares information about the places you will see

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Holiday in space trivia: Week 4

We are getting in the holiday spirit this month with holiday themed space trivia to coincide with our new experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Do you know the answer to this week’s holiday in space trivia?

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A look back at the Wright brothers‘ first flight

On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made history in their Kitty Hawk Flyer with the first powered flight. Wilbur and Orville had just become the first true airplane pilots. The first of four flights that day lasted just 12 seconds and traveled only 180 feet, but it proved that

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Holiday in space trivia: Week 3

We are getting in the holiday spirit this month with holiday themed space trivia to coincide with our new experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Do you know the answer to this week’s holiday in space trivia?

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VIDEO: History Up Close – Lunar Samples Vault

In Space Center Houston’s Lunar Samples Vault, you can gaze at actual Moon rocks, kept in a pure nitrogen environment to preserve them. This is the largest display of Moon rocks on public display in the world. You can also touch a piece of the Moon. The lunar touchstone was

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Holiday in space trivia: Week 2

We are getting in the holiday spirit this month with holiday themed space trivia to coincide with our new experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Do you know the answer to this week’s holiday in space trivia?

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Sleeping with the lights on

Have you noticed that it’s harder to fall asleep when the lights are on or if you’ve recently been staring at your phone or computer screen? You're not alone. After multiple astronauts reported insomnia due to constant exposure to light during International Space Station (ISS) missions, NASA began studying how

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