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Space Center Houston and its collection

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is a science museum that serves as the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. It has earned a place as a Smithsonian Affiliate museum in 2014. The organization is owned by NASA and operated under a contract by the nonprofit Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Johnson Space Center is the home of Mission Control and astronaut training. The center opened in 1992 replacing the former Visitor Center in Johnson Space Center Building 2. The museum is 250,000 square feet (23,000 m ) and displays 400 space artifacts, the Mercury 9 , Gemini 5 , and Apollo 17 space capsules. 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.

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Space Center Houston
NASA Parkway 1601
TX 77058 Houston

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4 – 11US$24.95


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NASA Parkway 1601, Houston

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Space Center Houston has 2 ratings.

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    Kaz • 27 Jun 2022

    Dit museum is fantastisch voor jong en oud. Je waant je weer even kind tussen al het ruimtematerieel, met voor mij als hoogtepunt de Saturn V, erg indrukwekkend! Daarnaast wordt er voorzien in veel interessante informatie over ruimtevaart in het algemeen en natuurlijk NASA specifiek.

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    Visited on 27 Apr 2019

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