NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston

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    Space Center Houston

    by CLillard Written Apr 17, 2003

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    Space Center Houston

    You can't come to Houston without making a visit to NASA. It's pretty interesting because you can walk around in spaceships and see how the controls look inside. They also have a lot of interactive activities.

    Adults $16.95.
    Open Daily Summer - June 10am-7pm, July 9am-7pm, August 10am-5pm, 10am-7pm Weekends
    Winter - Mon-Fri - 10am-5pm Sat-Sun 10am-6pm

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    Johnson Space Center

    by seagoingJLW Written Apr 8, 2003

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    Tram

    Johnson Space Center was established in January 1961 as NASA'a primary location for:
    Design, development and testing spacecraft.
    Selecting and training astronauts
    Planning and conducting space flight missions
    Mission control

    The Manned Spacecraft Center opened in 1963. Gemini IV was the first flight to be controlled from Houston.

    Begin at Space Center Plaza. Go to the Mission Status Center. Get the Feel of Space and see the Living in Space show. Go to the Starship Gallery. There is an Astronaut Gallery outside the Space Center Theater.

    Be sure to take the NASA tram tour.

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    Space Center Houston

    by seagoingJLW Written Apr 8, 2003

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    Site Map

    Visit Space Center Houston, the official visitors center of the Johnson Space Center. Here you will see the past achievements of NASA and witness today's history in the making.

    Everything you see is realistic. Each attraction is self guided, giving you the opportunity to take your time or rush through.

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    Lift Off!

    by wegass Written Feb 25, 2003

    Johnson's Space Center - see the original and new center. You can see Mission Control (the old one) and view the labs. Mock ups of the Space Shuttle, get interactive games/activities for young and old kids.

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    JSC (Johnson Space Center)....

    by swissgabe Written Sep 7, 2002

    JSC (Johnson Space Center). Here you can see the Mission Control of the NASA Missions in Space. There are also rockets in the Rocket Park and the only thing you will not see are Shuttles moving around. The launch and other things will be in KSC or Cape Canaveral in Florida.
    But there are other intersting things to see here, especially the history of the first Appolo missions and a lot more.
    Absolutely the best spot in Houston!

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    NASA/Johnson Space Center

    by Angela0667 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This is a great place to take those who love space! This interactive $70 million complex brings the technology of space travel to a level that any visitors can enjoy. Starting with a mock-up of the space shuttle, the center is filled with hands-on displays. Kids Space Place offers 17 interactive areas where children can ride across the moon's surface in a Lunar Rover or command a space shuttle. At Mission Status Center, guests can eavesdrop on conversations with the crew of the space shuttle. The Feel of Space hands-on area offers computer simulators that permit guests to land the space shuttle or retrieve a satellite. There's also a NASA tram tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the Johnson Space Center to view the weightless environment training facility, the control center complex, and an outdoor park with retired flight hardware.

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    Our goal in Houston was to...

    by ScottyK Written Aug 26, 2002

    Our goal in Houston was to visit Johnson Space Center, headquarters of NASA. The tour was ok, but it was geared for folks who know little about the United States Space Program. Still got some good photos of the place. You'll enjoy it more when it's not humid.

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    'Houston, we have a...

    by tarush Written Aug 25, 2002

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    'Houston, we have a problem!!!' is a phrase that Hollywood has immortalized. The Nasa Space Center is located 15 minutes from downtown Houston. Stick to your car or try and find a shuttle bus service..

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    Houston is rather lean on...

    by marciaca Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Houston is rather lean on 'Must See Activities.' The only thing I can think of is NASA which is about 25 miles (40 km for all you people in the rest of the world who won't conform) south of Houston.
    Actually, I can't tell you much about it, because I never went, but the word on the street is that it is geared for kids.

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    Space Center

    by 10eke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Attractions at Space Center Houston are self guided The Space Center Theater has a 5-story movie screen where you can watch IMAX films that will take you on a journey to outer space.

    Other attractions allow you to learn what it would be like living and working in space (the 20-minute Living in Space presentation); test your piloting skills by landing an 80-ton orbiter via simulation or retrieving a satellite with the Manned Maneuvering Unit
    You'll have the opportunity to see Mission Control and the astronaut training facilities, including the Space Environment Simulation Laboratory and the Mock-Up & Integration Laboratory

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    The Johnson Space Center

    by jtb2inky Written Aug 24, 2002

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    'Houston we have a problem'. When astronaut James A. Lovell Jr. made this statement during the Apollo 13 mission in April of 1970, he was talking the men and women at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Here you'll not find the launching facilities such as those at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the nerve center of NASA. This is where mission control and all of the training facilities are located. When visiting you can see most of these sites if they are open to visitors on the day you arrive. Fortunately when I was there everything was open. I saw where astronauts were training to use the new international space station. I saw mission control. It was all very cool. There is a very good museum where you will spend a good deal of your visit.

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    'Houston, we have a...

    by 1sassyfemme Written Aug 24, 2002

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    'Houston, we have a problem...'
    If you come to Houston, you HAVE to take a tour of Space Center Houston; NASA's Johnson Space Center visitor's center. Here you can see and do everything to 'walk on the moon', see a shuttle cockpit, and learn about the history of the space program. As the slogan goes, 'it's as close to space as you'll get on earth.'

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    You should visit a space...

    by barcodex Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You should visit a space center. I will never forgive myself that I didn't visited it. I have heard a lot of interesting things from my colleagues who also visited Houston later... Obviously, I must go back to Houston some day...

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    History was written here

    by Herwig1961 Written Dec 10, 2010

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    Mission control was interesting to me-amazing how they managed to send people to the moon with this technology!To see how small a Apollo Capsule have been...scary!

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  • Visit Space Centre

    by mandom Written May 17, 2006
    At the back of the space shuttle

    A very good vacation trip for schoolchildren & families alike. A nice outing like this both educational & meaningful.

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