When you own Houston property, you’re in the center of human space activity and research. Space Center Houston is a great place to visit if you’d like to see space crafts up close and learn more about the history of humans in space. Visitors can get a close look at a Mercury 9 capsule, a Gemini 5 capsule, a Lunar Rover, and many more. A Space Shuttle Independence mockup is also housed at the Space Center. It’s displayed with retired Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, NASA 905. Trekkies will enjoy the Shuttlecraft mockup from Start Trek: The Original Series.
Several films are shown at the theater in the Space Center. If you have kids living at your Houston property who love space, they will enjoy both To Be an Astronaut and Inside the Space Station. Visitors to the Space Center can take a tour of the Johnson Space Center. The tram tour goes to Building 30 North and South, which are the old and new Mission Control Centers; Building 9, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, and a Rocket Park, which includes a restored Saturn V. Those curious about life on the International Space Station will want to see the interactive performance “Living in Space.” This presents a day in the life of an astronaut on the space station. The Space Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Owners of Houston property may want to consider a membership. An annual membership for a family of four is $94.80. Be sure to check out the online deals, as well as learning more about the exhibits, at SpaceCenter.org.