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Monthly Quiz: Independence Plaza

In 2016, Independence Plaza presented by Boeing opened to the public! In celebration of Independence Plaza’s fifth anniversary, take our monthly quiz to test out your knowledge of this landmark exhibit!

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Solving Space: Happy 5th Anniversary, Independence Plaza!

Five years ago, Independence Plaza presented by Boeing opened as a permanent exhibit here at Space Center Houston! This international landmark offers an experience like nothing else in the world: visitors can enter the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft,

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Now on Display: Space Exploration Vehicle

Did you know NASA is testing concepts for next generation vehicles to be use on future exploration missions? These space exploration vehicles offer advanced features compared to the last crewed roving space vehicle, the Apollo lunar rover. Once we’re in space, a safe vehicle for exploration will increase our productivity

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Eyes up – January

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. Jan. 4 – Quadrantids meteor shower The Quadrantids meteor shower, which peaks during early-January each year, is considered to be one of the best annual

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Remembering Dr. George Carruthers

We remember Dr. George Carruthers, who passed away Dec. 26. During his career at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Carruthers invented the first Moon-based astronomy observatory, which was placed by Apollo 16 astronauts on the lunar surface. Working for the Naval Research Laboratory, Carruthers received a patent for a

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Mission Monday: James Webb Space Telescope

Next year NASA plans to launch the next generation of space telescopes, the James Webb Space Telescope. Get to know this exciting new mission with 10 fast facts in today’s Mission Monday. The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. Webb is

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Commercial Crew Trivia: Week 4

This month’s trivia questions are all about Commercial Crew missions, from Boeing’s Starliner to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. What are you waiting for? Test your knowledge below!

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Trivia: Apollo 8

‘Tis the season for trivia! On this day, 52 years ago, Apollo 8 launched, carrying a crew of three to the Moon for the first time. Celebrate this historic mission with a pop quiz that is sure to test your Apollo knowledge! Click here to watch and listen to Apollo

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Thank you to all who have joined our match!

We are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters who have contributed to our matching challenge. The end of the year is moments away but it’s not too late to make a gift to our end of year campaign. Please consider making a gift. Every dollar counts. Like many organizations,

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Commercial Crew Trivia: Week 3

This month’s trivia questions are all about Commercial Crew missions, from Boeing’s Starliner to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. What are you waiting for? Test your knowledge below!

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