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Space Center Houston provides a large library of image and video assets featuring Space Center Houston attractions, education programs and more. 

These images and videos are provided free of charge for media use only. If you cannot find the image or asset you are looking for, contact the Space Center Houston communications department at +1 (281) 244-2122 or [email protected]

High-resolution photos of Space Center Houston’s holiday tradition, Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, are available for editorial use by journalists. Please credit our center with this tagline: Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston.

Galaxy Lights transforms and illuminates the center with stunning space-themed installations via LED lights, 3-D projections and interactive light displays inside the center and in spacious outdoor areas.
See a shooting star, the largest single decoration in Texas, set outside near the twice-flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The holidays are the perfect time to connect with family and friends and share a meaningful experience at Galaxy Lights.

Walk through a 200-foot LED light tunnel made of more than 250,000 lights synchronized to festive holiday music.

Galaxy Lights is the perfect date night and meet up for friends and students.

See shimmering holiday lights transform Space Center Houston, an immersive space exploration learning destination.

Located at the Independence Plaza experience, presented by MLN, guests will walk underneath a 30-foot Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
Walk through an illuminated light display depicting the mighty Space Launch System, or SLS, taking off into space. 
Hop onto interactive light pods, supported by H.E.B., made of 290 multicolor platforms under the wing of the historic shuttle carrier aircraft, NASA 905.
Experience the Lights Around the World display surrounding the permanent outdoor exhibit, a twice-flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Space Center Houston invites people of all ages to experience Galaxy Lights. Space Center Houston is an accessible and accepting destination for all people.
Space Center Houston welcomes everyone to visit and be immersed in the story of space among flown spacecraft and space-themed holiday light installations, while connecting with family and friends.
Enjoy s’mores, sip hot cocoa and take in the festive holiday treats during Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Galaxy Lights is an outdoor and indoor experience with more than one million square feet of lights.
Be immersed in a Space City holiday tradition, Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant.
Discover space and embark on a holiday tradition. Galaxy Lights gives visitors the unique opportunity to celebrate the holiday season while exploring Space Center Houston after hours and walking among rare flown space artifacts and exhibits.
Go on a journey through the solar system in the new Deep Space Backyard.

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