The Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center
Space Center Houston Is Houston’s First Smithsonian Affiliate
October Is Month of Historic ‘Firsts’ in Space
HOUSTON, Oct. 8, 2014– It’s another first for Houston and Space Center Houston as the nonprofit museum becomes the first Smithsonian Affiliate in the city. The center celebrates a “month of firsts” by opening a new exhibition today about the first voyages into deep space.
The new status grants access to the national archive of more than 138 million artifacts, specimens and works of art, as well as entree to more than 50 traveling exhibitions developed by the Smithsonian Institution.
Did you know?
Space Center Houston features the actual spacesuit worn on the moon by Apollo 12 Mission Commander, Pete Conrad. It is the only moonwalk suit displayed outside the Smithsonian.
Houston, Texas is Space City, USA and Space Center Houston is America's gateway to the universe!
As the Official Visitor Center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space.
Since 1992, this $75 million, 180,000 square foot, complex has entertained and informed over 16 million star-struck guests from every corner of the globe.
Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions, theatres and exhibits. In addition, the venue presents an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events created exclusively by SCH's own creative exhibit team. SCH always has a new exhibit or attraction to enjoy.
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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.