VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Lessons from Apollo 12

The Apollo 11 mission made history. But it didn’t mark the end of NASA’s work. Less than five months after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, NASA continued its mission, sending Apollo 12 to the Moon. It was a unique mission, filled with a lightning strike, precise landings and

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VIDEO: Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2 October webinar

You can be part of NASA’s mission to develop the next generation of robotics through the Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2. NASA seeks to engage with interested and dedicated computer programmers and roboticists who have a keen desire to automate exploration and resource collection on the moon and other worlds.

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VIDEO: First ever all-female spacewalk

On the first ever all-female spacewalk today, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir venture outside the International Space Station to replace faulty equipment on the station’s exterior. The astronauts will replace a faulty battery charge/discharge unit (BCDU) that failed to activate following the Oct. 11 installation of new lithium-ion

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VIDEO: Skylab 1-G Trainer 360

Did you know that the Skylab 1-G Trainer is so large that Space Center Houston was built around it? Step inside America’s first space station in a 360 video below and see where astronauts first trained for extended life in space. Created out of the final stage of a Saturn

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VIDEO: Happy 27th birthday Space Center Houston

Oct. 16, 1992 Space Center Houston opened its doors and committed to a mission of sharing science and space exploration with the world. Twenty seven years later, more than a million guests get to experience space up close, to learn about Mars and the Moon and to go inside the

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Astronauts from Around the World

Space is a truly international endeavor. In this Oct. 16 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, presented by the University of Texas Medical Branch, four fliers discuss their lives in space and careers as space explorers as part of the Association of Space Explorer’s Planetary Congress. British cosmonaut Helen

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Commander John Watts Young had the longest astronaut career and is the only person to pilot four different classes of spacecraft.

VIDEO: John Young STS-1 Suit

Did you know that you can see a spacesuit from the inaugural mission of the Space Shuttle Program at Space Center Houston? In our Astronaut Gallery, you can get an up close look at John W. Young’s STS-1 suit that he wore on Space Shuttle Columbia April 12, 1981. Click

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Video: Apollo Engineering panel (session 2)

Landing Apollo 11 on the Moon was a watershed event for humanity. But, the Apollo program required unprecedented engineering innovations so that Neil Armstrong could take that fateful first step. Learn about the unique challenges of building a system to dock two spacecraft while in orbit, transit to the Moon,

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Video: Apollo flight controller panel (session 3)

Apollo-era flight controllers shared some of their mission memories at our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration on July 20. In this panel hear from Wendel Mendel and Arthur L. Schmitt about Lunar Science Operations. > Learn more about lunar science in our Starship Gallery, home to our Lunar Sample Vault

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Video: Apollo flight controller panel (session 2)

Apollo-era flight controllers shared some of their mission memories at our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration on July 20. In this panel hear from Jack Knight, Harold A. Loden, William Reeves and Robert Nance about about Lunar Module Landing Operations. See a Lunar Module (Lunar Test Article 8) that was

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