Category: Space Tourism

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 29th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 29th, 2019
Explore space science in Chicago this week at special museum events and a rocket launch to the Space Station. Don’t miss out on a free day at the Field, or a special night of science at one of Illinois’ Challenger Learning Centers. This is what’s happening in space this week! NEW! Blue Origin Launch, Thursday, May... Read more »

Johnson Space Center Open House Celebrates NASA's 60th Anniversary

NASA's Johnson Space Center is hosting an Open House on October 27th, 2018. Photo Credit: Cosmic Chicago
This year marks the 60th anniversary of NASA and the agency is celebrating with a Johnson Space Center open house. For four hours the gates of the Houston campus will be open to the general public to explore, with nine buildings open to visitors for the first time in five years. Mission Control, the Space... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Discover Space at MSI's Free Kids February

Discover Space at MSI's Free Kids February
The Museum of Science and Industry {MSI) is one of Chicago’s best space destinations, and during the entire month of February, kids can visit the museum for free. The Henry Crown Space Center takes guests through space exploration history and introduces them to our future in space.  but it’s just one of many exhibits to... Read more »

Which Way to Baikonur?

When I think about all the space destinations that I still have to hit, it’s Baikonur that sits on the top of the pile. Most folks have never even heard of the place, but Baikonur Cosmodrome is THE space destination. It’s where Sputnik launched, where Yuri- the first person to head to space- launched, where rockets... Read more »