Getting Ready for SpaceX

We recently broke ground on the next exciting experience we are bringing to you – the only opportunity outside of the Space X headquarters to get up close to a SpaceX Falcon 9 flown booster B1035. The exhibit will be located in front of the Special Events Building where guests

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Space Center Houston CEO honored by Most Admired CEO Awards

Space Center Houston president and CEO William Harris was honored by Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Most Admired CEO Awards. In selecting the CEO honorees, a panel of judges looked for characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more. The honorees represent several of Houston’s prominent

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – The Future of Spaceflight

The future of spaceflight will be here sooner than you think. NASA’s plans currently have humans traveling back to the Moon by 2024. How will they get there? How will they sustain their presence on the lunar surface? In the Aug. 9 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series experts

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Inside Mission Control with Current Flight Controllers

What is it like to sit at the helm of human spaceflight and work with a variety of highly-trained teams of engineers and scientists? Look inside what it’s like to be in Mission Control during this July 23, 2019 installment of our Thought Leader Series featuring current NASA Johnson Space

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Remembering Legendary Flight Director Chris Kraft

Christopher C. Kraft Jr. put Mission Control on the map and got his name put on it for his efforts. Kraft died Monday, two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. He was 95. An integral part of the NASA’s origins, Kraft helped shape the function

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Guest post: Historic Apollo Mission Control Center restoration now complete

A community of backers from around the world joined Space Center Houston and the City of Webster to help restore the Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA Johnson Space Center and preserve the legacy of the Apollo Program just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

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Image of the Week: Blazars, gamma rays and black holes

It’s been a minute since we posted an Image of the Week. To make up for it, we’re giving you three very neat images of space stuff. So let’s talk about cosmic phenomena. Pulsars are highly magnetized rotating neutron stars that emits beams of electromagnetic radiation. Quasars are massive and extremely remote celestial objects, emitting

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Twins Study research reveals effects of space

Scott Kelly spent a year in space for science. What did NASA learn about his time there? The results of their groundbreaking Twins Study were recently revealed in an article in Science magazine. The research used Kelly and his twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, to study the effects of

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Expedition 59 lifts off Thursday

On Thursday, the next set of astronauts will journey to the International Space Station. Expedition 59 aboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft at 2:14 p.m. CST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a six-hour journey to the station. Watch this exciting launch at Space Center Houston, where we will air

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Image of the Week: An ISS Morning

On Feb. 21, astronaut Anne McClain took the photo above from the International Space Station. She tweeted about it too, saying “”Good morning to our beautiful world, and to all the beautiful people who call it home! #TeamHuman” McClain is part of Expedition 58/59 and launched to ISS in December

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