Apollo 50th

Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration guide

Review our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration guide below to help plan the perfect experience. Parking Public offsite parking will be required on July 20. Recommended parking sites with shuttle service will be provided. Bag policy For your safety and the safety of others, all bags must be screened by

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Twins Study research reveals effects of space

Scott Kelly spent a year in space for science. What did NASA learn about his time there? The results of their groundbreaking Twins Study were recently revealed in an article in Science magazine. The research used Kelly and his twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, to study the effects of

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Snoopy in space: A massive mural at Space Center Houston

Worlds collide in the most wildly imaginative and colorful way with a new art installation on display at Space Center Houston entitled The Peanuts Project: The Heavens and the Earth. The project brings to Houstonians public art re-imaginings of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved, iconic characters by four of the world’s

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Historic Mission Control restoration continues

The restoration of Historic Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center is on track for completion in mid-June of 2019, well ahead of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20. As you can see from these photos, the Mission Operations Control Room

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Apollo 11 anniversary patch design announced

Did you know every human mission NASA has flown since Gemini V has its own patch? Space Center Houston partnered with VisitHouston to develop a patch commemorating the anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing. Houston-area artists competed to create a design inspired by the original Apollo 11 mission

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Explorer Camps land this spring break

Spring break is a great time to put your child on the STEM pathway. Flip the switch of imagination in them. Ignite a passion for lifelong learning with a hand-on, engaging Explorer Camp. Held March 11-15, your child will engage in STEM activities, while exploring all that Space Center Houston

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Special presentation by ISS crew this February

Space Center Houston will host a special presentation featuring the astronauts from Expeditions 56 and 57 to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Serena Aunon-Chancellor will be joined by Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst. Held at 6:30 p.m.

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NASA’s Super Guppy does the heavy lifting

As part of the restoration of Historic Mission Control, conservationists sent the consoles from the room to the Cosmosphere in Kansas. How do you transport such large and cumbersome consoles while still protecting them as historic artifacts? Enter NASA’s Super Guppy airplane. The Guppy was built to transport machinery that

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