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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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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Getting To Know Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner

On Nov. 4, Boeing crossed another threshold on its road to safely launching a new spacecraft. The CST-100 Starliner hit a safety milestone with its test of its abort system in White Sands, New Mexico. What is the Starliner? What will it do? Let’s get to know one of the

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CityPASS now offers mobile tickets to Space City

There’s a new way to explore Space City this Thanksgiving. CityPASS now offers a convenient mobile ticket option. Explore Houston while saving 47% on admission to Space Center Houston and four other top Houston attractions with CityPASS. CityPASS delivers wonderful weekends, foolproof vacations and dramatic savings of almost 50% off

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Space Center Houston honors heroes with free admission

To reach for the stars requires support from a solid foundation. No one provides that foundation of safety like the military and first responders like firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. Their service and sacrifice makes them everyday heroes. These heroes inspire us every day with their dedication to

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