Saturday, February 07, 2009

Space Center Houston

Molly continues her trip to Houston Texas where she is attending the Space Exploration Educators Conference. The conference is taking place at Space Center Houston. Space Center Houston is the official visitors center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) center for human spaceflight activities—located in Houston.

Space Center Houston is home to space artifacts and hardware including:
  • Mercury 9 capsule ("Faith 7")
  • Gemini 5 capsule
  • Apollo 17 CM
  • Lunar Rover vehicle trainer
  • Skylab trainer mock up

Attractions At Space Center Houston Include:
  • Martian Matrix/Kid's Space Place, a play place for children 5th grade and younger
  • Northrop Grumman Theater, an IMAX theater that hosts the movies "To Be An Astronaut" and "Inside the Space Station"
  • A Tram Tour of NASA, which goes to either Building 30 North and South (old and new Mission Control Centers), Building 9 (the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility), and Rocket Park (which contains a Saturn V rocket among other things).
  • Special tours, called Level 9 tours, are given at an extra booking cost, and visit all of the above buildings and other areas such as the Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
  • The stand where John F. Kennedy promised the safe launching to the Moon, landing on the surface, and return to Earth before the year of 1970 is located inside the Destiny Theater.

1 comment:

undness said...

i went there and its nice