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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Mission Monday: Mars 2020

We are starting a new tradition in 2020 where every Monday we highlight a particular science or space exploration mission. Sometimes we will revisit significant missions in space history, and other times we will explore exciting future missions. The first mission we are featuring is Mars 2020, NASA’s next mission

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VIDEO: 2019 – A Year In Review

As we close out the year of Apollo, it gives us time to reflect on what a wonderful time it’s been. This year, we’ve already welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors to date, marking our highest annual attendance since opening in 1992. We had our best-ever Spring Break, June, July

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Happy Holidays

So that our crew members can spend valuable time with friends and family, Galaxy Lights will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and Space Center Houston will be closed on Christmas Day. We will reopen Thursday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m. We wish everyone a happy holiday! Click

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NASA now testing AstroRad vest on station

The newest version of the AstroRad vest is currently being studied aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The findings could help inform NASA’s plans for future missions to the Moon and Mars. What is the vest? To survive deep space exploration, astronauts will have to weather radiation that is orders

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Parker Solar Probe already showing new sides of the Sun

In August 2018, the Parker Solar Probe launched, looking at our solar system’s center. The probe is the first to study the Sun up close.  Last year, we ran down the mission objectives of the exciting mission. But just this month, the scientific team behind the probe released its first

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Giving Tuesday has arrived

It’s here! Giving Tuesday – a global daylong celebration designed for giving back to your community – is today, Dec. 3! As a nonprofit science and space exploration learning center, Space Center Houston is committed to giving back to the community every day. We invite you to participate in the

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2019 Black Friday deals at Space Center Houston

Give the gift of wonder and awe this holiday season! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are offering online discounts for general admission as well as some of our top programs Nov. 22 through Cyber Monday by using the online discount code THANKS. 15% off new gift memberships Space

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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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