Buy A Membership, Gift A Membership To A Deserving Educator

Want to give back to a deserving educator? Gift a Space Center Houston membership and activate learning outside the classroom for them. Now until Jan. 2, 2022, all memberships purchased at the Family level or higher, are eligible to gift a Dual level membership to a local educator. This includes

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Pop Quiz: Capturing Space

From “Earthrise” to astronaut selfies, space photography has shaped the way we see our home planet, life in space, and our solar system. Thanks to space photography, we can all tag along on missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond! From snapping photos in orbit above our world to capturing

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NASA's New Astronaut Class

NASA’s New Astronaut Class Announced

Have you heard? NASA just announced their newest astronaut class. These 10 recruits will spend the next two years in training to prepare for the missions of tomorrow. Yesterday, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced the 2021 astronaut class at Ellington Field in Houston. It's the first new astronaut class in

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James Webb Space Telescope

Launch Pad: James Webb Space Telescope

Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to lift off soon. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch later this month. It’s the most powerful space telescope ever built, and it will travel approximately one million miles to shed light on

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Solving Space: Earthrise

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling the iconic Apollo 8 “Earthrise” image. This photograph was the first shot of the Earth from the Moon captured by the first men to travel there. On Christmas Eve 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 (NASA

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Eyes Up: December

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. Here are some highlights from NASA’s most recent Skywatching report, as to what you can look forward to observing in the December sky. Dec. 1

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New Artifact: Gene Kranz’s Mug

Travel though space history in our Starship Gallery timeline and see a new artifact – Gene Kranz’s Mug. Flight controllers gave this custom mug to Flight Director Gene Kranz after a flu outbreak among his Mission Control team in the mid-1960’s. They jokingly called him “Flu FD,” short for “flu

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NASA Concept art of Space Launch System

Solving Space – NASA’s Space Launch System & Orion

This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of NASA’s mighty Space Launch System (SLS). This powerful rocket will launch astronauts to the Moon for the Artemis lunar missions, paving the way for future deep space exploration. Next year, the uncrewed Artemis

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2021 Black Friday deals at Space Center Houston

Space City Specials: 2022 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals Launch into 2022 with our Space City Specials! Give the gift of adventure this holiday season. 15% off new memberships and gift memberships (online only) Space Center Houston memberships enable everyone to be part of the NASA mission and explore

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Spaceports: Bringing space to your community

Space is on the cusp of becoming much more accessible. With advancements in reusable space technology, regional spaceports are the next step in helping more companies fly into low Earth orbit. Houston is home to a spaceport at Ellington Airport. What’s the future for these hubs of innovation? How are

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