Meet our Solar System: Saturn

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Saturn. Where is it? Saturn is the sixth planet of our solar system, sitting 925.2 miles from the sun and […]

Meet Our Solar System: Venus

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Venus. Where is it? Venus is the second planet of our solar system, sitting an average of 66 million miles […]

Astronauts and Commercial Space Highlight SEEC 2022 Keynotes

This past year has been an exciting time in commercial spaceflight. As such, our Space Exploration Educators Conference keynote sessions this year will highlight the best of spaceflight. Our first keynote will bring together crew from STS-129 for a talk entitled, “You Never Know Who You Will Inspire: A candid discussion with STS-129 Mission Specialists.” […]

Meet Our Solar System: Mercury

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Mercury. Where is it? Mercury is the first planet of our solar system, sitting an average of 35 million miles […]

Space Center Houston to Close For Severe Weather

Due to severe weather, we will close at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 and will remain closed through Sept. 14 to protect the safety of our guests and crew members. The center plans to reopen Sept. 15. However, we are monitoring weather conditions and will announce any further changes to the reopening date and operating hours […]