Space Centre Houston, a leading space and science exploration learning center.
The official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston is Space Center Houston, a scientific museum. In 2014, it was designated as a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. The charity Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is contracted to run the organization, which is owned by NASA. Mission Control and astronaut training are both housed at the Johnson Space Center.
1601 NASA Parkway Houston, Texas 77058 US
Exhibits and experiences: –
Exhibition of the space x Falcon 9 rocket: –
At Space Center Houston, a flown Space X Falcon 9 rocket exhibit is now on display. It’s one of just two Falcon 9 rockets on display from SpaceX. Learn how this marvel of reusable space technology is making space more accessible by walking beneath it.
Starship Gallery: –
Explore a diverse selection of spacesuits that symbolize the men and women who have pioneered space exploration. See astronaut John Young’s ejection suit from the first shuttle flight in 1981.
Attractions to see in this place: –
- The Astronaut Gallery has a large collection of spacesuits, including Pete Conrad’s moonwalk suit from Apollo 12.
- Inside Destiny Theater is the lectern that President John F. Kennedy used during his 1962 Rice University Stadium speech repeating his objective of landing an American on the Moon in the 1960s.
- It is one of the official visitor centers of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. It has earned a place as a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum in 2014.
- The museum is 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) and displays 400 space artifacts. It also has permanent and traveling exhibits and theaters with a focus on the history of the human spaceflight program. The center also hosts STEM programs for all ages.
- This space center has an Astronaut Gallery showcasing a comprehensive collection of spacesuits, including Pete Conrad’s Apollo 12 moonwalker suit.
- International Space Station Gallery provides a look inside the space station – from interactive live shows to a Robonaut and actually flown space station artifacts.
- The center offers an opportunity to have “Lunch with an Astronaut” for an extra cost.