VIDEO: History Up Close – CO2 Scrubber

Get closer than ever before with some of our science and space exploration learning center’s artifacts and exhibits in our new video series, “History Up Close.” Today, we are exploring a special artifact we have in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13. When the Apollo 13 astronauts had to leave the Command Module […]

VIDEO: Apollo 13 Lunar Module Plaque Replica

This month we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 13 mission. In our weekly History Up Close video series, we are featuring Apollo 13 artifacts. This week, we are exploring the Lunar Module Plaque Replica. Each of the Apollo LMs bore a curved plaque around one of the legs of the spacecraft. […]

Apollo 13 Trivia: Week 2

This month we are highlighting all things Apollo 13. You may recall this notable mission due to the hit blockbuster film. Think you can sort fact from fiction? Test your knowledge below! [wp_quiz id=”35108″]

Apollo 13 Trivia: Week 1

This month we are highlighting all things Apollo 13. You may recall this notable mission due to the hit blockbuster film. Think you can sort fact from fiction? Test your knowledge below! [wp_quiz id=”34793″]

Photo Gallery: Children of Apollo

How did it feel to experience the magnitude of the space race from the inside? What is it like to be the child of an Apollo astronaut? Check out this photo gallery with some of the children of Apollo-era astronauts and flight controllers. Jeff and Barbara Lovell are the children of Jim Lovell. Jim Lovell […]

Apollo 13 Infographic: How did they make that CO2 scrubber?

In the movie Apollo 13, an engineer comes into a conference room and dumps a bunch of hardware onto a table. The goal? Fit a square peg into a round hole. The problem? After an explosion crippled the Apollo 13 spacecraft, the three astronauts went into the Lunar Module for much of their flight home. […]

VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – An Evening With Glynn Lunney

In the Nov. 15, 2019 installment of our Thought Leader Series, the center hosted a special evening with Apollo flight director Glynn Lunney. One of the flight directors during the Apollo Era, Lunney helped bring home Apollo 13 and was chief of the Apollo flight directors. Glynn Lunney had a long and storied career, beginning […]

Mission Apollo Minute Celebrating Gene Kranz

Did you know that Houston declared Oct. 23 Gene Kranz Day to honor the legendary NASA flight director? Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group at Langley, Virginia, in 1960 and was assigned the position of assistant flight director for Project Mercury. He assumed flight director duties for all Project Gemini Missions, and was branch […]