Per Aspera Ad Astra

Remembering Chris Kraft, NASA's First Flight Director

The legend who founded Mission Control and oversaw the moon landing has died at 95.

07/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The room where it happened

You Can Now Walk Around the Apollo Mission Control Room at Space Center Houston

Thanks to the town of Webster, a Kickstarter campaign, and help from many, many Houstonians, the room looks exactly as it did when Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Apollo 11, By the Numbers

The moon landing was one giant leap for Houston. (And, fine, all mankind.)

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

Boldly Going

NASA's New Horizons Continues to Capture New Images of the Solar System

The probe is already taking pictures as it approaches the next Kuiper Belt target.

09/06/2018 By Drew Jones

Space Jam

Space Center Houston Launches Campaign to Restore Historic Mission Control

Historic Mission Control is taking a trip back to 1969, when Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon.

08/10/2017 By Cara Maines

Space, Summits and Speed

How Astronaut Scott Parazynski Pranked John Glenn, and Other Stories From an Extraordinary Life

With his memoir The Sky Below, American astronaut Scott Parazynski shares about overcoming some of life's greatest summits.

08/03/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen