Space Center Houston

The Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center

Space Center Houston Reaches 17 Million Visitors

 

HOUSTON, March 17, 2015 – What’s your lucky number? For Gerry Duncan, it was 17 million as the nonprofit Space Center Houston celebrated its 17 millionth visitor since opening in October 1992.

 

Gerry, 9, of Conroe was welcomed March 14 by a cheering crowd while the sound of a drumroll played to mark this special milestone for the museum. The boy met the center’s mascot Commander Quest, received several souvenir gifts donated by area businesses and a one-year membership to the center. The excitement didn’t end there. He and his family received a personal behind-the-scenes tour of Space Center Houston and NASA.

 

“For 23 years, visitors have come from all over the world to Space Center Houston to learn about space exploration and feel a part of the journey,” said the center’s President and CEO Richard E. Allen Jr. “We aim to spark imaginations and inspire the next generation of explorers.”

 

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Space Center Houston hosts the largest collection of lunar samples displayed in the world.

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Space Center Houston is located at:
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
approximately 25 miles South of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area.

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