Artemis astronaut Jessica Watkins

Artemis astronaut feature: Jessica Watkins

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Jessica Watkins.  

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Solving Space: Perseverance Landed

  On Feb. 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover landed on Mars. The innovative landing system worked perfectly. @NASAPersevere tweeted about its landing and landing system, “Teams of experts poured years of work into each one. My safe landing is what tells you they nailed it.” Soon after landing, it

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Space Center Houston to Remain Closed Until Feb. 20

Space Center Houston will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 to protect the safety of its guests and workers due to the impact of the winter weather in the area. The center plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. However, it is monitoring

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Solving Space: Perseverance Getting Close!

After nearly 300 million miles (470 million km), NASA’s Perseverance rover completes its journey to Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. But, to reach the surface of the Red Planet, it has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing. Solve space by unscrambling an illustration of

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Perseverance rover

Monthly Quiz: Perseverance

This month’s quiz is all about Perseverance, NASA’s fifth Martian rover, which will land on the red planet later this week for the Mars 2020 mission. How much do you know about this mission? Take the quiz and find out!

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Travel back to the Apollo Era this spring

Join us this spring to explore how we got to the Moon during the Apollo era, as well as how we will return to the Moon during the Artemis Program and get to Mars with the Orion Program. Check out the exhibits and experiences below that you can do at

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Stephanie Wilson

Artemis astronaut feature: Stephanie Wilson

Last year, NASA named the first Artemis astronauts. The mission to return to the Moon begins with the first Artemis flight scheduled to launch later this year. We are featuring each of the Artemis astronauts to help you get to know these pioneering explorers. This week meet Stephanie Wilson.  

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Solving Space: Perseverance Rover

On Feb. 18, NASA’s Perseverance rover will finally land on Mars! Solve Space by unscrambling this illustration of the rover on the red planet, learn more about the Perseverance’s mission, and come watch this event live at Space Center Houston and enjoy special events! Learn More About It Enjoy fast

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Perseverance rover

Perseverance rover landing on Mars this month

Watch Perseverance land live! UPDATE: The planned live viewing at Space Center Houston of Perseverance landing on Mars has been canceled due to winter weather conditions, but you can still watch the landing virtually. The landing is currently scheduled for 2:55 pm CT on Feb. 18. You can watch live

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NASA astronaut Victor Glover

Celebrating Black History Month: Meet 3 African American space pioneers

  This Black History Month, we are going on a journey through the decades to celebrate the significant contributions black astronauts, engineers, and mathematicians have made to the space program by highlighting three of these African American trailblazers. Dorothy Vaughan While there were many hidden figures behind NASA’s early success,

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