Space Center Houston

The Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center

Smithsonian Affiliate


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.


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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.


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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