CineSpace Second Place – The Only Home We Will Ever Know

CineSpace, a short film competition created by NASA Johnson Space Center in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, offers aspiring and professional filmmakers a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. This week, we are sharing the second place winner “The Only Home We

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Mission Monday – Our Shuttle Carrier Aircraft celebrates its 50th birthday

This month, one of the largest artifacts at the center turns fifty! One of only two NASA shuttle carrier aircraft in the world, NASA 905 is still capturing the imagination of visitors from across the globe, even in retirement. In celebration of NASA’s original shuttle carrier aircraft turning 50, we

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Out of this World Playlist: What Music Do Astronauts Listen to for Wake-Up?

During the Gemini 6 mission, NASA surprised astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford with a special wake up call. Popular singer Jack Jones sang “Hello Wally” to kick off a funny parody of Broadway-hit song, “Hello Dolly!” The fun inside joke became a mission tradition and musical astronaut wake-up calls

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Space Station Collaboration Trivia: Week 4

This year the International Space Station celebrates (ISS) 20 years of continuous human presence, a major global achievement. However, international collaboration in space began long before the ISS. Get ready to test your knowledge of some of human spaceflight’s greatest global team-ups!

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CineSpace Third Place – Mack Minded: Humanly Possible

CineSpace, a short film competition created by NASA’s Johnson Space Center in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, offers aspiring and professional filmmakers a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. This week, we are sharing the third place winner “Mack Minded: Humanly Possible.”

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Happy 28th birthday Space Center Houston

Over the last 28 years, Space Center Houston has inspired millions through the wonders of space exploration and contributed to the community and the world through education programs and museum exhibits. We could not have done it without you. We appreciate your support over these 28 years. Our core mission

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Space Station Collaboration Trivia: Week 3

This year the International Space Station celebrates (ISS) 20 years of continuous human presence, a major global achievement. However, international collaboration in space began long before the ISS. Get ready to test your knowledge of some of human spaceflight’s greatest global team-ups!

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Crew of Apollo 7 return

Mission Monday: Two historic firsts for NASA, one decade apart

On Oct. 11, 1958, NASA launched its first spacecraft, just ten days after the fledgling space agency opened its doors. Exactly one decade later, NASA achieved another first, launching the first crewed Apollo mission. Just ten years separated NASA’s first launch, Pioneer 1, from its first crewed Apollo launch, Apollo

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Photo Gallery: International Space Station 20th anniversary – a look back

On Halloween, 20 years ago, Expedition 1 launched to the International Space Station. Two days later, the crew of three had docked with the ISS, kicking off two decades of continuous human presence onboard the orbital laboratory. As we approach this historic anniversary, we celebrate the continued international collaboration of

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Expedition 15/16 crew members

Mission Monday: Peggy Whitson becomes the first female ISS commander with Expedition 16

On just her second spaceflight, Expedition 16, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson became the first woman to command the International Space Station. This year marks a milestone in spaceflight history, 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS). As we celebrate this monumental anniversary and honor the

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