Meet Our Solar System: Mars

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let's go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Mars. Where is it? Mars is the fourth planet of our solar system, sitting 154.8

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Launch Pad: GOES-T

  Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to liftoff soon. It’s launch day for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-T, a satellite that will help scientists monitor Earth and space weather. At a glance Launch time: 3:38 p.m. CST (Watch on

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Educators get in free in March

Educators, get inspired this spring and immerse yourself in authentic learning. As part of Educator Appreciation Month in March at Space Center Houston, educators get in free. Teachers’ family and friends can save $5 off regular admission in advance by purchasing tickets online using discount code TEACH2. These special offers

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Artemis underwater training

Photo Gallery: Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

How do astronauts prepare for spacewalking in zero gravity? They practice in a giant pool, called the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, or NBL. Located at NASA’s Sonny Carter Training Facility near Johnson Space Center (JSC), the NBL serves as the perfect training center for astronauts as they prepare for their spaceflight

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Galactic Herald: How NASA Communicates Space

Right now, NASA is doing amazing things. They are exploring our solar system, looking deeper into the universe with a new, more powerful space telescope, and have had people living in orbit continuously for more than 20 years. How do we know all this? The tireless communicators at NASA are

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Rocket Launch

Science in Action: Newton’s Third Law of Motion

To understand how a super heavy rocket can launch into space, you have to go back to the basics and take a closer look at Newton’s three laws of motion. Each month, in our new Science in Action series we uncover the science behind spaceflight. Last time, we took a

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Photo Gallery: Astronauts in Space

In 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Since that historic milestone, many more astronauts have followed. For more than half a century, men and women have lived and worked in space to learn more about the Earth and our solar system, and to study the effects of

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Space Center Houston Launches Moon2Mars Festival, presented by Wellby, Powered by JSC FCU, June 9-12

Tickets are on sale now! HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2022 –Celebrate and learn about NASA’s plans to return to the Moon with the launch of Space Center Houston’s Moon2Mars Festival, presented by Wellby, Powered by JSC FCU, June 9-12. The annual festival will highlight new technologies under development to protect and transport

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Spacecraft Spotlight: Space Shuttle

In our new Spacecraft Spotlight blog series, we are featuring different spacecraft and highlighting their unique features and significant contributions to the history of space exploration. This month we are spotlighting the space shuttle, the world’s first reusable spacecraft. NASA’s Space Shuttle Program at a glance First shuttle launch: Columbia,

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Accelerate Space in the Community 

Space Center Houston’s Leadership Development and Training Program, the Human Performance Accelerator Lab has partnered with Microsoft to create the Accelerate Space Workforce Development Program. The program is focused on upskilling workers and preparing them to find employment in the Houston aerospace industry. By growing the skillset of people in our community, we hope to bolster efforts to create, sustain, and retain

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