Top 5 Things to Do at Our Artemis I Launch Watch Party

Artemis I is about to launch on a mission to the Moon and we are celebrating with an out-of-this-world Launch Watch Party you won’t want to miss. Join us for our free Artemis I Launch Watch Party on Monday, Aug. 29. Doors open at 5:15 a.m. and the morning will

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Launch Pad: Artemis I

  Each month, in our Launch Pad series we cover notable spaceflight missions set to lift off soon. NASA’s uncrewed Artemis I flight will journey roughly 280,000 miles to the Moon and beyond for the first integrated test flight of NASA’s deep space exploration systems. Get the scoop on this

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Cosmic Cliffs

See Webb’s first full-color images

The long-awaited first full-color images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope are finally here! Last week, NASA unveiled the images which we shared in real time with visitors in the center.  On Tuesday, July 12, we invited guests to the center to witness the release of the images (see

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It’s National Moon Day! Celebrate with a look back at the first lunar landing.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot upon the Moon. Two years after the first lunar landing, the anniversary was proclaimed National Moon Day to honor one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Today, we continue to celebrate the giant leap that the crew of Apollo

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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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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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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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Women in STEM: Katherine Johnson

There are so many amazing women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. In this series, we are shining a spotlight on a few of them. We hope you're just as inspired by them as we are. This month, we are highlighting NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who was

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Celebrating Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, Space Center Houston celebrates the African-American mathematicians, engineers, scientists, administrators, and astronauts who have contributed to the success of our nation’s human spaceflight programs. From NASA’s hidden figures to the promise of landing the first person of color on the lunar surface with Artemis,

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Photo Gallery: Rocket Launches

Space exploration is fueled by successful rocket launches, from the Saturn V launching the first humans to the Moon, to the success of the SpaceX Falcon 9, the world’s first reusable orbital class rocket! Through the decades, rockets have been modified and improved, built bigger, faster, and more powerful. They

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