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NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

 
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Distance from city center: 40.8mi
zdanko's pictureby zdanko Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 11th of September, 2010
I went to see NASA Johnson Space center with my brother and it was amazing, totally worth the slightly expensive ticket. Unfortunately we couldn't see everything for the lack of time, but we would definitely go back again.

There are great movies about the present day and past space programs, about significant figures of the programs as well as about the solar system. We were at the Moon rock exhibition, saw the Mission Control room - the old one and were at the life size space shuttle that serves as a place for training for the astronauts.

The model of the space station was great and there was also a demonstration about how the astronauts live on the shuttles. Unfortunately we missed the rocket park, but maybe next time. ;)

Address:
Nasa Road 1, Houston, TX 77058, USA

Price:
Adults: $15
Kids: $10
Level 9 tour (takes to a lot of places on the base where only staff has access): $90

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: from 10 AM to 5 PM
Weekends: from 10 AM to 6 PM

On the web:
http://www.spacecenter.org/

 
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windykaty's picture
windykaty wrote on Sep 11, 2010 9:21:
There are a lot of films and games for kids, we were with two of them and they didn't want to leave... :)Reply
 
 
 
 
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