Historic Mission Control restoration continues

The restoration of Historic Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center is on track for completion in mid-June of 2019, well ahead of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20. As you can see from these photos, the Mission Operations Control Room

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Goddard, father of modern rocketry

Flashback Friday: Goddard launches first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926

On March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard set out to do the impossible. He became the first person to launch a liquid-fuel rocket 93 years ago. Igniting a dream Although liquid-fuel rockets are mainstream today, in Goddard’s time they were a brand-new concept. Solid materials, namely gunpowder, were used for rocket

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Students competing in engineering challenge at Space Center Houston

The organization “High schools United with NASA to Create Hardware” (HUNCH) will conduct the critical design review of a NASA Hunch Design & Prototyping challenge at Space Center Houston 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14. 100 high school students from 10 schools will present their prototype project to a

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Photo Gallery: Space Exploration Educator Conference 2019

Over 570 educators from around the world are expanding frontiers at our 25th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference this week. The teachers are attending educational and instructional sessions, networking with other educators, touring astronaut training facilities and other iconic NASA locations, and hearing from STEM and education experts on a

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Astronaut Friday: Tom Stafford

We’re joining up two of our features here and offering an Astronaut Friday post this week with our Astronaut Bio Cards from the Apollo 50th celebration. This week, we’re talking about Tom Stafford. He’s one of the Apollo 10 astronauts and also has a history with Space Center Houston. A

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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

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Astronaut Friday: Michael Collins

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we are highlighting the legendary astronauts who paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. Learn more about the astronaut who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft: During your next visit, stop by

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Mission Apollo Minute Celebrating Gene Kranz

Did you know that Houston declared Oct. 23 Gene Kranz Day to honor the legendary NASA flight director? Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group at Langley, Virginia, in 1960 and was assigned the position of assistant flight director for Project Mercury. He assumed flight director duties for all Project

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