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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.

 

Programs by Space Center Houston

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Bringing the?Universe in?Focus?– Through the lens of a telescope

The very first telescope dates back to 1608?with the Dutch eyeglass maker?Hans?.?Within days?Galileo?further refined the instrument?and pointed it skyward,?opening up a whole new world. Among his observations were?the?mountains and?craters on the...

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Join the Mission: Careers in Aerospace

It?is estimated that it took?a?team of over?400,000 people?for the successful?completion of the?Apollo 11 mission.?Many more?people?will be needed to?join the mission to?return to the moon and venture forward to Mars! These?team members?will...

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Journey Through the Solar System

The planets, named from the Greek word for “wanderers”?have long?captured?our?imagination.?But what do we know about?these celestial bodies?and how do we?study?objects?so very far away??Join us?in this interactive presentation?as we?journey...

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Jump Through the Solar System

Join us as we Jump through the Solar system and discover the Sun and it's 8 planets. You won't forget the Planet's when we are done.

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Satellites:?Observations from?Orbit

Sputnik, the first non-natural satellite was launched on October 4, 1957?and entered us into the space race.?Sixty-three?years later, it is?estimated that there are over 1,000 active and 2,600 inactive satellites currently orbiting the Earth...

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Set in Motion: Newton’s Laws

During?the plague?of?1665,?Isaac Newton?was?outside?in his yard when an apple fell from a tree. The falling apple?set?his mind in motion.?His?thoughts on gravity, mass and force developed into?explanations?of?the movement of the moon,?planets and...

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Spacesuits and Air Pressure

Imagine yourself floating through space. Your environment has everything you need to keep your body safe. But you are not in a ship, you are in a spacesuit.  Join our expert instructors for an engaging online presentation on spacesuits. Learn how,...

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The Rocket's Red Glare

The thrill and excitement of lift-off is brought to your classroom. See the father of modern rocketry, Robert Goddard's, first rocket in our Starship Gallery. Role-play to learn the parts and pieces of a rocket and then blast off while learning...

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What to Wear? The ultimate Astronaut Question

Suited and ready to go? Your students will learn about and  view real spacesuits. They will discover why astronauts must wear a spacesuit and how they get dressed for a spacewalk.

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

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...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Angela Case   distancelearning@spacecenter.org
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston TX 77058
281-244-2149
United States

http://www.spacecenter.org/distancelearning.html

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Space Center Houston cover:

Social Studies/History
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
Language Arts/English
Mathematics
Sciences
Reading