New exhibit open Oct. 2 - Jan. 2

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Explore the solar system using interactive technology designed to inspire the next generation of explorers in our interactive fall exhibit, Be the Astronaut. Control the action for a simulated rocket launch, pilot a spaceship, and have fun playing with hands-on technologies that make you think about the science behind deep space exploration.

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Prepare for interplanetary exploration!

Go on a journey to the Moon, Mars, asteroids, Jupiter and beyond in our immersive fall exhibit Be the Astronaut, produced by Eureka Exhibits and presented by Repsol.
 
Learn how an astronaut trains for a deep space mission, drives a rover, uses a robotic arm, plans a mission in two dimensions and flies it in three dimensions.

Land on multiple worlds and navigate a mission using simulations derived from NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) space probe data.

Hop in the pilot seat of your own space capsule to experience what it's like to be an astronaut, only at Space Center Houston for a limited time!

This fall exhibit provides an up-close look at deep-space exploration and why it’s important to push boundaries and discover new worlds. Don't miss your chance to experience Be the Astronaut!

Space Center Houston exclusive content

Exclusively at Space Center Houston, explore the Artemis Program and the next chapter in human space exploration. Learn about the Artemis Program crew, how we will return to the Moon, and how Astronauts will live and work on the lunar surface.

Educator exhibit content

Download the companion educator's guide for Be the Astronaut, complete with lesson plans and hands-on activities for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Download the companion educator's guide for Be the Astronaut, complete with lesson plans and hands-on activities for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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A touring exhibit produced by Eureka Exhibits in collaboration with NASA

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