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Presenting NASA: Beyond Earth

214 N. Fredonia St.
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 753-5840
Museum Hours
Tues-Fri 10am-4pm
Sat 10am-2pm
Blast OFF with NASA this April 11th through August 26th…..
On July 20, 1969, humanity accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body. Six hours after landing (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the “Small Step” into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named Eagle, onto the surface of the Moon from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him. He was shortly joined by Buzz Aldrin, and the two astronauts spent 21 hours on the lunar surface. NASA was established July 29, 1958, and 60 years later the agency continues to expand our knowledge and fuel our imagination.
Gregg County Historical Museum proudly presents NASA: Beyond Earth A History of the Apollo Missions, Manned Space Flight, and the Future.
So many NASA events coming soon!
We’ve scheduled 13 different events for all ages to enjoy! This exhibit, in collaboration with Johnson Space Center, will provide the public an opportunity to view artifacts from past missions, expand the horizons of students through building/launching rockets, renew curiosity through academic lectures, encourage the love of exploration with monthly star gazing lessons around a campfire led by local college and high school professors, and allow all to explore beyond earth with a state-of-the-art mobile planetarium.
Sparking Curiosity
Curiosity of the stars plays an important role in human history. Constellation stories reflect how past societies viewed their world and explorers all studied the sky to learn the rhythms of nature for survival. These understandings contribute to many parts of our lives today: daylight savings time, seasons, the calendar, and some holidays are determined by sky events. There is always a new natural wonder to explore! Let your curiosity run free the 3rd Saturday of each month April through July.
Innovation & Inspiration
Innovation: a new idea, device, or method.
Inspiration: a force or influence that inspires someone.
Gregg County Historical Museum is proud to offer a 4-part lecture series featuring individuals who have us the opportunity to go Beyond Earth. Join us each month for an evening of inspiration and innovation in the Education Center of GCHM at 218 N. Fredonia, Longview, Tx, 75601.
Join the Robolution
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, AND math? That’s a lot of complex material to cram into one acronym. Fortunately, robotics makes STEM simple and fun to learn. There are endless educational possibilities with robotics, and it’s easy to tackle each area of STEM in a fun way. Sharpening math skills? Check. Learning computer science? Definitely. Engineering and technology? Step into engineers’ shoes as you build and program robots and start thinking about how science can solve real-world problems. Join the Robolution and show off what you can do for a chance to win $500 for your robotics program on May 16, 2023!
Go For Launch
Are you a future astronaut or pilot or engineer? Let’s find out! One way to do that is through building and launching model rockets. Discover what NASA does when they launch missions to space and leave with a greater appreciation of what NASA scientists and engineers do. Build and launch your own personally designed low flying rocket because Gregg County Historical Museum is a Go For Launch on May 17, 2023.
Discovering the Beyond
A planetarium is a specially designed theater with a domed ceiling that can project a realistic image of the night sky indoors. Gregg County Historical Museum will host a mobile planetarium for 2-week engagement. Come discover sky objects such as galaxies and black holes immersed in a 3-D environment. The sight of stars no longer visible due to city lights immediately captures attention and evokes awe. Learners of all ages are invited to Discover the Beyond and experience the universe in a unique way June 6 – June 17, 2023.
Becoming a member of our museum is a fast and easy way to make sure we’re able to keep bringing amazing exhibits into Gregg County like NASA!
As a member, you’ll save 10% in our unique Giftshop, FREE admission into the museum, an invitation to Member ONLY events and a subscription to Musings, our full sized magazine created by us for you!
Come be star struck at our NASA exhibit!
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