When home is 250 miles?up!:?Life on the International Space Station

by  Space Center Houston

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Ever wonder what it is like to work and live in space? Join Space Center Houston’s interactive presentation on the life aboard the International Space Station. Discover how astronauts carry out their daily tasks like eating, exercising and conducting science experiment on orbit. Learn about their weightless environment and the effects that it has on the human body.   

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About This Program


Multipoint: $185.00
Point to Point: $185.00
By Request: $185.00


45-50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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Booking Information

This program is available by request/on demand at by published dates and times.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.
If a program is cancelled without warning or at the time of the connection, the full program fee plus a will be applied.
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About This Provider

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Space Center Houston

Houston, TX
United States

Houston, Texas is Space City, USA and Space Center Houston is America's gateway to the universe!

As the Official Visitor Center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space.

Since 1992, this $75 million, 180,000 square foot, 'edu-tainment' complex has entertained and informed over 11 million star-struck guests from every corner of the globe.

Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions, theatres and exhibits. In addition, the venue presents an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events created exclusively by SCH's own creative exhibit team. SCH always has a new exhibit or attraction to enjoy.

Angela Case

Program Details


We will begin with an introduction to the International Space Station habitation module, on the museum floor.
We will view a video on free fall.
We will have a discussion about the free fall environment on board the space shuttle and space station.
We will have a discussion on the reactions of the human body in space.
Participants will participate in a 'space dizziness' demonstration.
We will view a video of astronauts living in space.
Participants will be introduced to the habitation module, and how astronauts live in space.
The program concludes with a question and answer session.


Participants will explore the free fall environment of space and engage in a discussion about how this affects astronauts while living in space.
Participants will become familiar with how astronauts live in space.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop--
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding
Motions and forces

As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop--
Abilities of technological design
Understandings about science and technology

Additional cross-curricular standards covered. Will provide detailed standards list.