News Release

Celebrate the Holidays at Space Center Houston

HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2014 – A remarkable space journey awaits people of all ages this holiday season at Space Center Houston. Explore the next 50 to 100 years of future space travel, listen to an interactive presentation about life on the International Space Station and tour behind the scenes at NASA.

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The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth, sponsored by the city of Webster, offers hands-on elements and a peek at future voyages to Mars, asteroid landings and even a trip to an ice-covered moon of Jupiter, where a buried sea could reveal signs of life.

All aboard the International Space Station! Learn first-hand how astronauts navigate living in space on a daily basis. The Living in Space module features artifacts, displays and other amazing pieces from the orbiting ISS laboratory. Attend a presentation with a mission briefing officer and hear the inside scoop on how the impossible happens every day.

A visit to Space Center Houston isn’t complete without experiencing the Discount Tire NASA Tram Tour. Go behind-the-scenes in the historic Mission Control and enter the building where astronauts are trained. The tour includes a visit to Rocket Park, the home of the Saturn V rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built and operated.

Looking for unique gifts? The Space Trader gift shop offers a variety of collectibles, toys, apparel and more.

Space Center Houston is closed only on Christmas Day and offers extended hours during the holidays. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.spacecenter.org.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit space museum with an extensive science education program. The cornerstone of its science education mission is Space Center Houston, which USA Today called “The Big Draw” in the greater Houston area with nearly 800,000 visitors annually and a $45 million economic impact on the greater Houston area. It is the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center and draws more than 100,000 teachers and students annually from around the world. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

SOURCE: Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc.

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