Category: Space Places

Morpheus Lands at Space Center Houston

Morpheus Lands at Space Center Houston
The unmanned, robotic lander, known as Morpheus, now hangs on display at Space Center Houston as part of its Mission Mars exhibit. The spacecraft is an example of NASA’s process of working through failures in order to develop technology that is able to be integrated into future vehicles. You hear a lot about NASA’s Orion... Read more »

Explore Space Murals in Houston

Explore Space Murals in Houston
Houston is proud of their part in the space program, so proud that they call themselves Space City and cover the walls with beautiful space murals. I started looking for space themed murals on my very first trip to Houston, when I was invited to NASA Johnson, and have been snapping pictures of them ever... Read more »

Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days

Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days
In Chicago, free museum days attract thousands of residents looking to save money while visiting some of the best museums in the country. At three of the museums in the city, guests can explore space and the cosmos on up to 50 free days throughout the year. Start your journey at the Adler Planetarium where... Read more »
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Now Boarding: Destination Moon Highlights Apollo 11's Make It Work Moments

Now Boarding: Destination Moon Highlights Apollo 11's Make It Work Moments
The historic Apollo 11 command module has left the Smithsonian to travel the country for the first time in 41 years as part of an exhibit called Destination Moon. Almost fifty years have past since Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins set off for the Moon, and despite the mounting challenges the Apollo program faced, they made... Read more »

Explore Space with the NASA Passport Program

Explore Space with the NASA Passport Program
Have you heard about the NASA Passport to Explore Space Program? Just about everyone is familiar with the popular National Parks stamp program, along with an accompanying passport booklet, but few realize that NASA started a similar program to encourage everyone to explore space. Space enthusiasts of all ages can use the passports as a... Read more »

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight

NASA Sends Super Bowl LI Fans to Mars on Future Flight
Future Flight, a virtual reality experience that sends riders on a journey to Mars, is the main attraction at Super Bowl LIVE thanks to NASA and a host of aerospace companies. “NASA was the first group to say we want to be involved with the Super Bowl” said Sallie Sargent, the President and CEO of... Read more »
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Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit

Take a Journey to Mars at Space Center's Mission Mars Exhibit
Space Center Houston takes you on a journey to Mars with its new interactive exhibit, Mission Mars, complete with a high fidelity Orion capsule used for training, a launch projection and landing on the red planet, all set in a Martian landscape. This newest exhibit was created with the help of NASA in order to... Read more »

Space Center Houston Remembers Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon

Space Center Houston Remembers Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon
Astronaut Gene Cernan is famously known as being the last man to walk on the moon, but it was a label he wanted to shed. Cernan, who flew in both Gemini and Apollo missions, advocated for further space exploration that would take us back to the moon and out into our Solar System. Early last... Read more »

Explore Space History at the Former NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston

Explore Space History at the Former NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston
Unless you know where to look, you can drive past the Texas Historic Landmark that was once the headquarters for NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center, on the southeast side of Houston, without even realizing it. For two years, while Johnson Space Center was being built, NASA crammed offices, astronauts, and employees into this small brick building.... Read more »
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Space Center Houston: Experience the Heart of NASA

Space Center Houston: Experience the Heart of NASA
When you’re in Space City, aka Houston, you have to make a special trip to Space Center Houston (SCH), the Official Visitor Center to NASA Johnson Space Center, and the heart of NASA- otherwise known as Mission Control. Of course, if you’re as inspired by all things space as I am, Space Center Houston is... Read more »