Category: Space Tourism

The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch

The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first all-private astronaut crew to the ISS for Axiom Space. Ax-1 includes an international crew of four private astronauts on a ten-day mission to space where they will live and work aboard the International Space Station for eight days. Ax-1 is currently scheduled for liftoff from Launch Complex 39A... Read more »

How to See Inspiration4 Fly Over Chicago at Night

How to See Inspiration4 Fly Over Chicago at Night
When you know where to look and what to look for, you can easily see the spacecraft of Inspiration4 fly over Chicago at night. Despite the presence of bright city lights, the current streak of clear night skies and Dragon’s orbital path means you have a couple chances to spot the spacecraft each night. Crew... Read more »

Final Weekend to See Snoopy Soars With NASA Exhibit

Final Weekend to See Snoopy Soars With NASA Exhibit
This weekend is your final chance to see the touring exhibit, To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA, organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center at the Elmhurst History Museum. This free exhibit celebrates the relationship Snoopy and NASA have shared since the start of the Apollo program. The Elmhurst History Museum... Read more »
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Virgin Galactic Launches Richard Branson to Space

Virgin Galactic did what it set out to do from the beginning and launched its first crew to space, carrying founder Richard Branson himself as part of the Unity 22 crew. After just three previous flights to space, Unity made the successful flight early Sunday morning in front of a huge crowd that assembled at... Read more »

Watch Virgin Galactic Fly Richard Branson and Unity 22 Crew to Space

Virgin Galactic is flying Richard Branson and crew to space today, July 11th, as part of the historic VSS Unity test space flight. The billionaire announced the test flight earlier this week, and that he would be among the crew, placing Branson ahead of billionaire Jeff Bezos and his own test flight on July 20th... Read more »

PHOTOS: New Life for Apollo Mission Control Center

Former Flight Director Gene Kranz speaks of his time in Mission Control during the Apollo missions to a crowded auditorium at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tx.

Photo Credit: Michael Galindo
On July 1st, 2019 NASA’s Historic Mission Control Room reopened for public tours after a two year restoration was completed. The Mission Operations Control Room or MOCR, controlled it’s first mission in 1965 during Gemini 4. That mission saw the first manned spacewalk for the United States. From 1968 through 1972 the MOCR would control... Read more »
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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 »