D.C. NASA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Mary W. Jackson

Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters. That’s the new name of the NASA headquarters building in Washington, D.C. on “Hidden Figures Way,” announced NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday. Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in

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New! Summer Clean Room Camps

How can you teach youth to interact safely with an environment and other people? Our new Clean Room Explorer Camps for ages 6-11 and Clean Room Space Center U programs for ages 11-18 educate participants in an immersive way while also maintaining health and safety. What is a NASA clean

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Space Center Houston educator awarded 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award

Congratulations to Kaci Heins, Space Center University® Director at Space Center Houston, who has been selected to receive the 2020 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award!  Prior to her time at Space Center Houston, Heins had a distinguished teaching career, during which she was recognized as 2015 Arizona Science Teachers

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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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