The Rice Space Institute provides a unique collaborative environment in which to meet the educational, research and technological challenges faced by the exploration and study of space.
The Houston Spaceport Frontier Lectures, designed to introduce our students and the general public to the wide array of issues involved in the pursuit of an advanced presence in space: international policy, technology innovation, commercialization, biological impacts, space science, etc.
To establish the Rice Space Institute as a world leader in space science research and space technology development by fostering interdisciplinary research and education in collaboration with academic, business, industry and government partners.
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A portable planetarium and telescopes offering views of the lunar surface will occupy... Read more