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Space Center Houston
Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center
1601 NASA Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77058
Take an out-of-this-world journey to this unique place on Earth where you can experience space and NASA's manned space flight program “from its dramatic history and exciting present to its compelling future” with exhibits, attractions, presentations, hands-on activities, a view of astronauts training for missions, and behind-the-scenes tours.
Space Center Theater: A five story tall giant screen equipped with digital projection technology that will immerse you in the exciting adventures of spaceflight.
Blast Off Theater:Not just a movie, visitors have referred to this thrilling feeling of launching into space (from the rocket boosters to the billowing exhaust) as being "like IMAX in 10D!"
NASA Tram Tour:Visit the real working areas of Johnson Space Center and witness history in the making as this tram tour highlights astronaut training, scientific developments toward deep space manned missions, and the latest space robotic technologies.
Astronaut Gallery: An unparalled exhibit featuring the world's best collection of spacesuits (including Astronaut John Young's ejection suit and Judy Resnik's T-38 flightsuit) as well as portraits and crew photos of every U.S. astronaut who has flown in space.
Feel Of Space: The Living in Space module simulates what life could be like for astronauts aboard the space station, and this live presentation (utilizing a volunteer from the audience) uses humor to show how the smallest tasks like showering and eating are complicated by a microgravity environment. Beyond the Living in Space Module are 24 part task trainers that provide visitors with the experience of landing the orbiter, retrieving a satellite, or exploring the shuttle systems.
Starship Gallery:This incredible collection of artifacts and hardware trace the progression of America's Manned Space Flight.