Get to know our educator conference presenters

Get to know some of the speakers who will be presenting immersive and interactive sessions at our 27th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference Feb. 4-6. Celena Miller Miller is a senior outreach/education coordinator at the Texas Space Grant Consortium. She has been educating since 2010. She is from Pharr, Texas and has Bachelor’s and Master’s […]

Heroes Appreciation Month 2020

As we all cope with this difficult moment in our community, our country and our world, we remember the people who put their lives and health on the line every day. At home and abroad, our military and first responders like firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians work hard to keep us safe. Their […]

Launch and Landing: ISS Crew Change Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Continuous Space Habitation

This month marked a crew rotation on the International Space Station! On October 14, along with two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins arrived aboard the ISS. As the ISS approaches the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence, astronauts continue to test technologies, perform science, and develop the skills needed to explore farther from Earth […]

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 ensuring equal opportunities for future […]

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 room? NASA has plenty of […]

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 Association Middle School Teacher of […]

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 15. As such, he spent […]

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 horizontally so guests can see […]

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, but Koch set her own […]

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 Saturday, April 18. Register today […]