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Space Station

The cutting-edge returns to the Burke Baker Planetarium, where astronauts once trained
February 12, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Think back to the technology of the late 1980s: corded phones, boom boxes, cathode color TVs. In this era, it’s tough to imagine how anyone achieved the remarkable feat of traveling to space and orbiting the Earth without WiFi or contemporary computers. But Americans did it, and we made history! Now imagine what it must […]

It’s Family Space Day at the George on Saturday: Take your family to the Moon!
May 16, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Want to go to space? We can take you. Say hello to the Expedition Center and Family Space Day. The Expedition Center opened at HMNS in 1988 after the tragic last flight of the space shuttle Challenger. A living, teaching memorial to the crew, the Expedition Center continues to teach children about space and space […]

Final Frontier: Free Lecture Series at Rice University
April 14, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

From Dr. David Alexander, Rice Professor of Physics and Astronomy and creator of the Space Frontiers Lecture series: Yuri Gagarin This month celebrates a number of notable anniversaries associated with space exploration.  Tuesday, April 12 marked the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight to become the first human to travel in space.  Coincidentally, that […]

Looking Back: 40 Years of Space Travel
July 20, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy exclaimed “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”  JFK’s “Moon speech” given at Rice Stadium on September 12, 1962 His speech became reality […]


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