Space Center Houston

The official visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center-the NASA center for human spaceflight activities- in Houston, Texas.

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Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) center for human spaceflight activities—located in Houston, Texas. The facility is operated by the nonprofit Manned Spaceflight Educational Foundation Incorporated with design input from Walt Disney Imagineering and designed by award winning experience designer Bob Rogers  and the design team BRC Imagination Arts.

Attractions include the Northrop Grumman Theater, a large format theater that shows the movies To Be An Astronaut and Inside the Space Station.

A tram tour of JSC, which goes to Building 30 North and South (old and new Mission Control Centers), Building 9 (the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility), and a Rocket Park, including a restored Saturn V. It is made up of first stage from SA-514, the second stage from SA-515 and the third stage from SA-513, which was unneeded after it was replaced by the Skylab workshop. Special tours, called Level 9 tours, given at an extra cost, visit all of the above buildings and other areas such as the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.

Destiny Theater, a High Def digital theater, shows a short historical film, Human Destiny, produced by Bob Rogers (designer) and BRC Imagination Arts. The lectern from which President John F. Kennedy repeated his goal of a manned Moon landing before 1970 at Rice Stadium is located inside the Destiny Theater.

Starship Gallery houses space related artifacts, including Moon rocks, space capsules, and a full-scale Skylab mockup.

The Feel of Space features the live interactive performance “Living in Space,” which employes high-tech projection mapping technology to assist with the live onstage educational presentation of daily life on the International Space Station.

 

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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Parkway

Houston, Texas 77058

281-244-2100

www.spacecenter.org

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