Solving Space – NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission — humanity’s most sophisticated rover — launched with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at 7:50 a.m. EDT (4:50 a.m. PDT) Thursday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “With the

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Night Sky

Eyes Up – February

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. Here are some highlights from NASA’s Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the February sky! Feb. 2 – Near

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2021 Members Month: We Love Our Members

During the entire month of February, love is in the air at Space Center Houston. We love our loyal members! Your membership means so much to us. In addition to the member benefits you personally enjoy, your membership also helps inspire more than 1 million people annually – including some

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Kjell Lindgren

Artemis astronaut feature: Kjell Lindgren

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 Kjell Lindgren.  

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Solving Space – Mercury Faith 7

Space Center Houston is proud to have on display in Starship Gallery Faith 7, the final Mercury spacecraft to go into orbit. It is one of five flown Mercury spacecraft on display. Learn More About the Launch and Mission Mercury 9, the final flight of Project Mercury, launched May 15,

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Educators Conference includes astronaut, Nobel laureate, bestselling author, JPL engineers, Artemis experts & ISS National Lab scientists

In addition to immersive sessions with educators, we will host multiple blockbuster panel discussions and keynote presentations at our 27th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference. Learn about these inspiring presentations below. Get on-demand access to these keynotes and panels as well as all of our educator conference sessions and virtual

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Solving Space: 15th Anniversary of New Horizons Launch for Pluto

On Jan. 19, 2006 New Horizons launched! It was the first mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt. Learn More About the Launch In this image: From among four lightning masts surrounding the launch pad, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft lifted off the launch pad aboard an Atlas V

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22 teams selected for final stage of Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2

NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, has selected 22 qualifying teams to compete in the competition round of Phase 2 of the Space Robotics Challenge. Eligible teams will advance to the final virtual competition round, which will begin in late January. e Phase 2 of the Space Robotics Challenge

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Solving Space: Skylab 1-G Trainer

  How could astronauts live and work in space for prolonged periods of time? Apollo missions had lasted a maximum of no more than two weeks. But NASA had a bigger vision: Skylab, America’s first space station. First, though, the NASA team needed to learn how to support the Skylab

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Get to know our educator conference presenters

Get to know some of the speakers who will be presenting immersive and interactive sessions at our 27th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference Feb. 4-6. Celena Miller Miller is a senior outreach/education coordinator at the Texas Space Grant Consortium. She has been educating since 2010. She is from Pharr, Texas

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