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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Skylab

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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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Lessons from Apollo 12

The Apollo 11 mission made history. But it didn’t mark the end of NASA’s work. Less than five months after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, NASA continued its mission, sending Apollo 12 to the Moon. It was a unique mission, filled with a lightning strike, precise landings and

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Mariner 9 spacecraft

This day in space history: Mariner 9 becomes first spacecraft to orbit another planet

On Nov. 13, 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. It was 48 years ago today that we began to learn new and exciting things about Mars’ landscape and atmosphere.   What was Mariner? The Mariner spacecraft was designed and developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

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This day in history: Expedition 1 becomes first crew to live and work aboard space station

There is more to celebrate this Halloween than candy and costumes! Oct. 31 marks the launch of Expedition 1 to the International Space Station (ISS). It was 19 years ago, today, when one NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts embarked on a mission that would establish a continuous human presence

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