The Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center
The Skylab 1-G Trainer is the largest artifact at Space Center Houston. It was too big to fit through any doors, so it was brought in before construction and the building went up around it.
The trainer gave the SkyLab crews some basic orientation of the lab and its functions. It is exhibited on its side, but during actual training could be oriented as required to provide access to the respective equipment.
The volume of the trainer is almost 300 cubic meters. That is big enough to accommodate three astronauts and the equipment needed to conduct medical tests and make astronomical, solar and Earth observations.
Hours of Operation:
Space Center Houston is open every day of the year, with the exception of December 25.
Summer: June 10am - 7pm, July 9am - 7pm, August 10am-5pm, 10am - 7pm Weekends
Winter: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 6pm
Children (4-11) $18.95
Group Rates (15 or more) are available. Please call 281–244–2105 for more information
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.