Remembering John Hodge

Today we remember John Hodge, NASA’s second flight director, and his significant contributions to space exploration. Hodge died on May 19 at his home in Northern Virginia at the age of 92. Blue Flight Director Hodge became NASA’s second flight director for the final solo flight of the Mercury Program, Mercury-Atlas 9, in which astronaut […]

Astronaut Michael Collins Memorial

Michael Collins was more alone than any human had ever been. As the command module pilot for Apollo 11, he was completely cut off from communication with Earth while crewmates Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were on the lunar surface. That left Collins isolated but in the good spirits that defined his life. “I was […]

Launch your day with Crew-2

NASA is now targeting April 23 at 4:49 a.m. CT for the launch of the Crew-2 mission. Live coverage begins at 12:30 a.m. CT, continuing through Crew Dragon’s arrival at the station April 24. Be part of the NASA mission and watch history on April 23 as we launch astronauts from American soil for the […]

Space Center Houston adds new lunar sample

Space Center Houston has a new lunar sample on display! Sample no. 76015 is displayed in our Lunar Vault, pictured above in his home, our display case. What is it? What makes it special? Where did it come from? We’re glad you asked. A lunar meteorite Sample no. 76015 is a piece of lunar breccia. […]

Space Center Houston and Boeing Empower the Next Generation of Explorers

Today we recognized Boeing for its commitment and generous support empowering the next generation of explorers with authentic science learning experiences. Since 1992, Boeing’s philanthropic investment in Space Center Houston totals more than $2 million toward inspiring youth and educators through science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) education. Together, Space Center Houston and Boeing are […]

Remembering Apollo-era flight director Glynn Lunney

Apollo-era flight director Glynn Lunney passed away on March 19. Lunney had a long and storied career, beginning when NASA was founded in 1958 and ending nearly 30 years later during the Space Shuttle Program. Born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania on Nov. 27, 1936, Lunney grew up with a fascination for flight. While entering college, […]

Space Center Houston to Remain Closed Until Feb. 20

Space Center Houston will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 to protect the safety of its guests and workers due to the impact of the winter weather in the area. The center plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. However, it is monitoring weather conditions and will announce […]

Perseverance rover landing on Mars this month

Watch Perseverance land live! UPDATE: The planned live viewing at Space Center Houston of Perseverance landing on Mars has been canceled due to winter weather conditions, but you can still watch the landing virtually. The landing is currently scheduled for 2:55 pm CT on Feb. 18. You can watch live on NASA TV. The time […]

Celebrating Black History Month: Meet 3 African American space pioneers

  This Black History Month, we are going on a journey through the decades to celebrate the significant contributions black astronauts, engineers, and mathematicians have made to the space program by highlighting three of these African American trailblazers. Dorothy Vaughan While there were many hidden figures behind NASA’s early success, Dorothy Vaughan stands out. You […]