Astronaut Megan McArthur makes HISTORY as Space Center Houston’s first Chief Science Officer
Megan McArthur is a NASA Astronaut serving as one of the few women in the field. She caught up with Derrick to share how she hopes to make the group of space explorers more diverse, and her new role at Space Center Houston!
All Things Merry and Bright
The holiday season is here and a family favorite is checking out all of the holiday lights across the city. This year Reliant has two events they want you to see. Think Instagram worthy photos with all the twinkling lights and music your merry heart desires. Houston Life’s Melanie Camp headeddown I-45 South to the Houston Botanic Garden and Space Center Houston to check things out.
Best bets for your Houston weekend: Mind-bogglingly massive holiday markets, dizzyingly dazzling light displays and more
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United Airlines inspires next generation of female leaders at annual ‘Girls in Aviation Day’
United Airlines on Saturday welcomed more than 30 students from across the Houston region, including students from the Houston Independent School District, Sterling Aviation High School, and Davis High School to its Hangar X facility for this year’s “Girls in Aviation Day,” a worldwide effort designed to educate and introduce young women to the many career possibilities in aviation-related fields.
Moon 2 Mars Festival
Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, we’re celebrating the Space Center Houston’s Moon2Mars Festival, June 9-12. The first annual Moon2Mars Festival celebrates the future of space from the Moon to Mars. The festival has something for everyone in your family. You can explore a space capsule, get up close with a spacesuit, enjoy food from Wolfgang Puck catering and live musical concerts on an outdoor stage! Joe Sam is live from the Festival Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
LIST: Beyond schools - These are closures of note across the Houston area as Nicholas moves in
Schools aren’t the only things closing across the Houston area as Tropical Storm Nicholas moves in. KPRC 2 is following all of the closures that are happening across our area, from major destinations to ports or shopping centers.
Travel series ‘George Goes Everywhere’ features Houston spots to visit on a budget
If you’re looking for travel ideas that won’t break the bank, there’s a new digital series offering inexpensive tips to help you explore top US cities such as New Orleans, Savannah, Nashville, Boston, New York City, and even Houston.
51 years later, Apollo 13 astronauts reflect on historic mission
On April 11, 1970, three astronauts and a team here on Earth dared to attempt what was expected to be the third moon landing. However, just shy of 56 hours into the mission, the crew experienced a problem that would turn into a full-fledged effort to get the crew back to Earth alive.
Popular Houston attractions announce whether or not guests will be required to wear masks
HOUSTON – Houston attractions wasted no time Wednesday announcing how they will handle Gov. Space HoustonSpace Center Houston is in compliance with directives of health officials and CDC guidelines. Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, is located on government property. AdGuests without masks will not be allowed entry to Space Center Houston. AdMoody GardenMoody Garden said they would require employees to wear masks.
PHOTOS: Texans face an ice storm that’s left millions of people without power
A major winter storm affected the entire state. Texas Tribune photographers around the state headed out to record this winter storm. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas TribuneSouth Austin after a severe snow storm dropped temperatures in the single digits. The severe snow storm blanketed roads and dropped temperatures into the single digits across various parts of Austin and Texas. Credit: Evan L'Roy/The Texas TribuneA road covered in snow in McKinney after a winter storm that affected the entire state.
Out of this world: ‘Galaxy Lights’ brings lavish light displays to Space Center Houston
The season of lights, holiday shopping and caroling is fast upon us and one of the city’s most lavish light displays, Galaxy Lights, is returning to Space Center Houston with out-of-this-world displays. Galaxy Lights consists of several of indoor and outdoor light displays composed of hundreds of thousands of lights. All tickets include admission to Space Center Houston. Space Center Houston asks guests to allocate 90 minutes for their visit. EventsSpace Center Houston will host several events revolving around its Galaxy Lights display, including a member preview night (Nov. 13) and Galaxy Lights Overnight (Nov. 21, Dec. 5).
Space Center Houston hosts family-friendly Halloween experience, Galaxy Frights
HOUSTON – Galaxy Frights, a family-friendly Halloween experience, is debuting at Space Center Houston on Oct. 30-31. Guests will also be able to take a selfie with mascot Commander Quest in front of a massive inflatable Moon. “We’re thrilled to offer a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween at Space Center Houston’s new Galaxy Frights, presented by Reliant,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of the dynamic science and space exploration learning destination. To purchase timed admission tickets to Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Frights, visit spacecenter.org. “Galaxy Frights, presented by Reliant, is the perfect place for Houstonians of all ages to enjoy the Halloween fun.”
Houston bucket list: The things every Houston resident should do before they die (or move)
Going full-on cowboy at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, gawking in wonder at the monument to recycling that is The Beer Can House, sipping a Ninfarita marg at the Original Ninfa’s...and a bunch of other Houston-centric things.
United celebrating 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with entertainment and perks at Houston airport
HOUSTON – United’s Terminals C and E at George Bush International Airport will be celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary by offering special entertainment within the terminals, flight perks and exclusive dining and MileagePlus offers. Ember and Tanglewood Grille have special Apollo 11 menus featuring food that the astronauts ate on board. There will be of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages to celebrate Apollo 11, including Tang-infused cocktails. Additionally, on the anniversary of the first TV transmission from Earth into space, United is hosting a Space City celebration flight from Newark into Houston. One of the experiences includes VIP access to Space Center Houston’s Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration.
KPRC2's Fall Football Guide special
HOUSTON – Football season is here and KPRC2 and Click2Houston have you covered! It is going to be a busy season, from the high school fields all the way to NRG and the Super Bowl. Join Randy McIlvoy and Rachel McNeill as they host our 2016 Fall Football Guide, LIVE from Space Center Houston just hours before the opening of the Super Bowl 51 Touchdown Tour event. Watch the KPRC2 Fall Football Guide at 7 p.m. Friday, on KPRC2 and streaming on Click2Houston.com. DOWNLOAD our Friday Football Frenzy app to follow your teams and to vote in our Game of the Week polls:iPhone --> http://bit.ly/1nybHHAAndroid --> http://bit.ly/1duhJbbClick on the links below for more football news:Friday Football Frenzy coverageHouston Texans coverageCollege Football coverage