Three Astronaut Facts about Dr. Rhea Seddon

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a new set of Three Astronaut Facts. This week, we’ll highlight Dr. Rhea Seddon, another astronaut who will be appearing as part of our Thought Leader Series June 28. This event, featuring fellow 1978 astronaut classmates Shannon Lucid and Dr. Anna Fisher, sold

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Three Astronaut Facts about Dr. Shannon Lucid

One of the new features on our site will be a weekly post discussing astronauts and things you may not know about them. Our first spotlight falls on Dr. Shannon Lucid, who will be appearing as part of our Thought Leader Series June 28. This event, featuring Lucid and fellow

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Stephen Hawking’s genius

Imagine a muscle cramp. It starts small and grows into a fire, coursing through your leg, your arm, your neck, disappearing in 30 seconds. Imagine that fire engulfing your body for 55 years. Imagine that pain, that disease stealing your mobility, your voice, your ability to breathe. Stephen Hawking changed

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A new Expedition to ISS

NASA’s next mission leaves for the International Space Station on June 6. Who are the astronauts going up to ISS? What will they do there? Let’s break down Expedition 57. Who’s the crew? Joining NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Commander Drew Feustel on ISS is Serena Aunon-Chancellor. Expedition 56-57 crew

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Alan Stern and David Grinspoon discuss the New Horizons mission

In 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made interplanetary-travel history by taking the first up-close photos of Pluto. Dr. Alan Stern was the principal investigator for this exciting mission, writing a book about its successes with David Grinspoon. The two authors were featured as part of Space Center Houston’s Thought Leader

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – ESA Director General Johann Woerner

How are NASA and the European Space Agency working together? Learn all about this partnership and more in this April, 19, 2018 installment of our Thought Leader Series featuring ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Woerner. Woerner discusses NASA and international cooperation, as well as ESA’s current activities and future plans and

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – A Conversation with Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise

In this March 16, 2018 installment of our ongoing Thought Leader Series, Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise discusses that fateful mission, his NASA career and some of his current projects. Learn more about Thought Leader Series

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Space Center U

Space Center U 2016 photo gallery

Browse the photo gallery below to see examples of STEM-based activities and experiments conducted by Space Center U® participants.

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Pluto Valentine

Be Pluto’s Valentine at Space Center Houston

Let’s be honest: We all fell in love with a certain dwarf planet last summer when New Horizons flew by Pluto, giving us all the best images of it we’ve ever seen. From its heart-shaped region to the ice volcanoes, it’s an easy planetoid to love. This Valentine’s Day, follow

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