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 person to walk on the […]

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 also became the first American […]

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 of three fuel cells combined […]

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 is on display in Starship […]

VIDEO: History Up Close – Apollo 13 script

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 50th anniversary of Apollo 13. In 1995, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment released a new movie […]

VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Astronaut Selection and Training Process

As NASA begins to narrow the field of candidates for the newest astronaut class, we explored the astronaut selection and training process in Space Center Houston’s May Thought Leader Series, presented by UTMB. Hear about the process from Kjell Lindgren, NASA astronaut; Anne Roemer, NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) astronaut selection manager; and Todd May, […]

VIDEO: History Up Close – Apollo 13 Tool Kit

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 50th anniversary of Apollo 13. This toolkit was carried in the Apollo Command Module. Astronauts used […]

VIDEO: History Up Close – Fred Haise Pressure Suit

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 50th anniversary of Apollo 13. This pressure suit was fitted as the backup for Fred Haise, […]

VIDEO: History Up Close – Apollo 13 Lunar checklist

This month we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 13 mission. In our weekly History Up Close video series, we are featuring Apollo 13 artifacts. This week, we are exploring the Apollo 13 Lunar Checklist. If the Apollo 13 mission had gone as planned and the crew had landed on the Moon, […]

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