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Mission Apollo Minute – Apollo 17

One final time, an Apollo mission lifted off for a rendezvous with another celestial body. One final time, its command module splashed down in the ocean. In between, astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt made history, becoming the last two men to step foot on the moon. The two were joined by Ronald Evans on […]

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Celebrate in Space City

Inspire your guests with a one-of-a-kind Space City venue. Host your next event among flown spacecraft, hands-on exhibits and engaging experiences detailing the future and historic feats of human space exploration at Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. Conveniently located 30 minutes from downtown Houston, the 250,000-square-foot complex provides […]

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Apollo 17 Anniversary Infographic

Apollo 17 was NASA’s last mission to the Moon so far. It featured plenty of exciting firsts, including the first scientist to fly into space (Harrison Schmidt was a geologist). It also returned the most tonnage of Moon rocks of any Apollo mission. Mission commander Gene Cernan was an early friend to Space Center Houston […]

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Space on Screen launches with documentary on Earthrise photo

Movies aren’t reality. Fantastic realities, like traveling in space, still have their own mundane times and banalities that are only remarkable because they are done outside the confines of Earth’s atmosphere. Seeing space on the silver screen, though, can be evocative, inspiring and emotional. There’s nothing like experiencing the tension of the Apollo 13 mission […]

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ZARYA: ISS gets its start

It might be hard to believe that the roughly 357-foot International Space Station (ISS) began with a 41.2 foot module that was sent into space in 1998. Its name? Zarya, which translates to “Sunrise” in English. It seems fitting then, that the first module of the ISS to be launched was an international effort. Although […]

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OSIRIS-REx met its asteroid

Asteroid missions are all the rage in space right now. There are currently two spacecraft getting cozy with asteroids and sending us photos to prove it. JAXA is operating the Hayabusa2 mission, while NASA’s OSIRIS-REx just moved into orbit with the asteroid Bennu on Monday. In 2016, NASA launched an ambitious mission to study our […]

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Image of the Week: A Soyuz Launch

A picture’s worth a thousand words, but they can also leave you speechless. Every so often, a picture can capture something so unique, you’ve never seen anything quite like it. That’s certainly the case for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who captured some very moving images of the successful Soyuz launch Monday. Gerst’s photos from ISS […]

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Astronaut Friday: Mike Hopkins

There are many reasons to celebrate the end of the week, like an astronaut Friday post! Today’s featured astronaut is Mike Hopkins, a current NASA astronaut with an experience-filled past and wide-open future. Read on to see some of the cool things Mike has done, and will do, for NASA. 1) He’s been selected for […]

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Register for SEEC 2019

Space Center Houston invites educators to register for Space Exploration Educators Conference Feb. 7-9, 2019. Designed for formal and informal educators in kindergarten through twelfth grade, SEEC celebrates 25 years of bringing together teachers from all around the globe to exchange instructional strategies to integrate space and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) across all […]

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Follow Our CEO As He Shares Space

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Space Center Houston from our president and CEO William T. Harris. Harris is sharing his museum experiences and initiatives with followers on his new Instagram page.   View this post on Instagram Greetings Instagram world! I'd like to welcome you to my new page as we take you through exciting […]

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