VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Earth from Above: Explaining the Overview Effect

Though Space Center Houston theaters are temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our August Thought Leader Series virtually. Traveling to space is a singular event in any person’s life. But seeing our “big blue marble” from orbit

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Space Tourism For All: Overcoming Challenges

Though Space Center Houston theaters are temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our July Thought Leader Series virtually. Learn how experts are overcoming the challenges of spaceflight for those with disabilities in our July Thought Leader Series,

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VIDEO: History Up Close – Historic Mission Control Console

Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our video series, “History Up Close.” Today, we are exploring a historic Mission Control console. These consoles had less computing power than your smartphone, but helped navigate the Apollo Program to

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VIDEO: History Up Close – Kennedy Podium

Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our new video series, “History Up Close.” Today, we are exploring a special artifact we have in honor of the famous speech President John F. Kennedy made that marked a pivotal

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JUDY RESNIK’S T-38 FLIGHT SUIT

History Up Close – Resnik Flight Suit

“Astronauts don’t have to be either very feminine or very masculine women or very superhuman males, or any color or anything,” Judy Resnik said in 1979 while training for the astronaut corps. “It’s about people in space.” On June 28, 1978, Resnik was selected as part of the first female

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Human Robotic Interaction

Though Space Center Houston is closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we are hosted our June Thought Leader Series virtually. Are you curious about NASA’s innovative rovers, dynamic exoskeletons, and autonomous robonauts? Learn about the future of space robotics in

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VIDEO: History Up Close – Pete Conrad Suit

Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our video series, “History Up Close.” Today we are exploring a historic Apollo-era space suit. This suit was worn by Apollo 12 commander, Charles “Pete” Conrad, when he became the third

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Video: Virtual Astronaut Visit – Dr. Leroy Chiao

Hear first-hand space exploration stories from retired astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao in this May 29, 2020 Virtual Astronaut Visit. Chiao was selected as an astronaut in 1990 and is a veteran of four spaceflights. He logged a total of 229 days in space, including 36 hours of spacewalk time. He

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VIDEO: History Up Close – Apollo fuel cell

Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our video series, “History Up Close.” Today, we are exploring an Apollo 13 fuel cell. Electricity for the Apollo Command Module was generated by fuel cells, like this one. A set

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VIDEO: History Up Close – Apollo 17 spacecraft

Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our video series, “History Up Close.” Today, we are exploring the Apollo 17 command module. One of three flown spacecraft in Space Center Houston’s permanent collection, the Apollo 17 command module

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