Space Center Houston


Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is the official visitors center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) center for human spaceflight activities—located in Houston.

pace hardware

Space Center Houston is home to space artifacts and hardware including:

Mercury 9 capsule ("Faith 7")
Gemini 5 capsule
Apollo 17 CM
Lunar Rover vehicle trainer
Skylab trainer mock up

These artifacts were formerly housed in the Johnson Space Center's Visitor Center.

Attractions

*Martian Matrix/Kid's Space Place, a play place for children 5th grade and younger
*Northrop Grumman Theater, an IMAX theater that hosts the movies "To Be An Astronaut" and "Inside the Space Station"
*A Tram Tour of NASA, which goes to either Building 30 North and South (old and new Mission Control Centers), Building 9 (the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility), and Rocket Park (which contains a Saturn V rocket among other things).
*Special tours, called [http://www.spacecenter.org/Level9Tour.html Level 9 tours] , are given at an extra booking cost, and visit all of the above buildings and other areas such as the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
*The stand where John F. Kennedy promised the safe launching to the Moon, landing on the surface, and return to Earth before the year of 1970 is located inside the Destiny Theater.

External links

* [http://www.spacecenter.org Space Center Houston Official Site]
* [http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/index.html Johnson Space Center Official Site]


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