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JSC (Johnson Space Center)....

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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Sep 07, 2002

NASA/Johnson Space Center

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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Aug 26, 2002

Our goal in Houston was to...

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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Aug 26, 2002

'Houston, we have a...

'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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Aug 25, 2002
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Houston is rather lean on...

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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Aug 25, 2002

Space Center

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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Aug 25, 2002

The Johnson Space Center

'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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Aug 24, 2002

'Houston, we have a...

'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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Aug 24, 2002
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You should visit a space...

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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Aug 24, 2002

History was written here

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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Dec 10, 2010

Visit Space Centre

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

May 17, 2006

Houston, we have a problem

Strictly for the space buffs. If you love space and space travel you will love the Space Center if not, this is not the place for you.

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May 14, 2005

Things To Do Near NASA Johnson Space Center

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Kemah Boardwalk

Sadly, much of Kemah was destroyed by Hurricane Ike. The pictures are amazing. You can find them online. I'm not sure when Kemah will be back to normal. Please check the website for updates. Kemah...
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Battleship Texas

Also located by the San Jacinto Battleground is the Battleship Texas State Historic Site. The Battleship Texas is the last remaining Dreadnought-class ship and the only surviving battleship to have...
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Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is another of the outstanding museums in the Museum District. It is located on the northern edge of Hermann Park and is like five museums in one. They offer the:...
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A great but not overwhelming size zoo with a decent collection of animals. The zoo is in Herman park along with the natural History museum just east of Rice university. This is definitely worth seeing...
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Holocaust Museum

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". The Holocaust Museum in Houston is the 4th largest in the country. This is NOT a museum to enjoy; it is a museum to pause and reflect,...
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Museum District

Now for me, this is the number one attraction in Houston. Over 20 (I think the Houston Bicycle Museum makes 21) museums in a relatively small area. You can park your car and walk to many of the...
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Getting to NASA Johnson Space Center


2101 Nasa Pkwy., Houston, TX 77058


  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00