Remembering Apollo astronaut Al Worden

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden died in his sleep March 17 after a storied career that saw him become one of 24 people to visit the Moon. For three days in 1971, Al Worden was the most isolated person in the world. Worden was the command module pilot for Apollo

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SpaceX exhibit opening March 12

Walk underneath a massive Falcon 9 rocket at Space Center Houston this spring break! Beginning at 11 a.m. March 12,  get a close look at this exciting new feat of engineering. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning, guests are invited to explore the SpaceX rocket exhibit. The Falcon 9 is displayed

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Be part of the mission this spring at Space Center Houston

Find out what NASA is working on, from the Moon to Mars and inside Mission Control, this spring at Space Center Houston! Explore the cosmos and take part in more than 400 things to see and do including an all-new spring exhibit, a world premiere space screening, astronaut appearances and

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Mission Monday: Expedition 61 Returns

On Feb. 6, astronauts Christina Koch and Luca Parmitano and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov returned from the International Space Station. As part of Expedition 61, this trio contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development. Parmitano and Skvortsov spent 201 days in space,

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Register today for spring one-day Explorer Camps

Did you know Space Center Houston offers one-day Explorer Camps on select weekends and holidays? Surprise your future astronaut this spring with an unforgettable day exploring innovation, discovery and collaboration. Sign up today for a one-day Explorer Camp on President’s Day, Feb. 17, as well as Saturday, March 7 and

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VIDEO: 2019 – A Year In Review

As we close out the year of Apollo, it gives us time to reflect on what a wonderful time it’s been. This year, we’ve already welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors to date, marking our highest annual attendance since opening in 1992. We had our best-ever Spring Break, June, July

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NASA now testing AstroRad vest on station

The newest version of the AstroRad vest is currently being studied aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The findings could help inform NASA’s plans for future missions to the Moon and Mars. What is the vest? To survive deep space exploration, astronauts will have to weather radiation that is orders

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VIDEO: Astronaut debrief Expeditions 58, 59 & 60

Did you know humans have been living and working in space for 19 consecutive years aboard the International Space Station (ISS)? Relive the journey of three recent space station expeditions with the astronauts and lead flight directors in this Dec. 10 astronaut debreif, only at Space Center Houston. ISS Expedition

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Space Center Houston honors heroes with free admission

To reach for the stars requires support from a solid foundation. No one provides that foundation of safety like the military and first responders like firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. Their service and sacrifice makes them everyday heroes. These heroes inspire us every day with their dedication to

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VIDEO: First ever all-female spacewalk

On the first ever all-female spacewalk today, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir venture outside the International Space Station to replace faulty equipment on the station’s exterior. The astronauts will replace a faulty battery charge/discharge unit (BCDU) that failed to activate following the Oct. 11 installation of new lithium-ion

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