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Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

The visitor's Space Center is attached to the headquarters of America's manned space programme, Nasa's 'Mission Control' that directs the space shuttle project and guided the pioneering astronauts. The Space Center, Houston's most popular tourist attraction, is located at Clear Lake, 20 miles (32km) southeast of downtown, off the Gulf freeway I-45. There are numerous wonders to behold at this facility, which both entertains and educates, from a mock-up of a space shuttle to an Imax theatre and hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Visitors are taken through the NASA Johnson Space Center where engineers are at work, and some lucky visitors might even get to see astronauts training and preparing for a mission. The Feel of Space exhibit gives visitors an idea of what it's like to carry out everyday tasks in a low-gravity environmnet, and there is even an opportunity for visitors to practice some basic astronaut skills on simulators - landing the orbiter, for example. Tram tours run every hal
Address: 1601 NASA Parkway
Website: www.spacecenter.org
Telephone: (281) 244 2100
Opening Time: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, weekends 10am to 6pm (extended hours in summer)
Admission: $22.95 (adults), $19.95 (seniors), $18.95 (children 4-11). Online discounts available.

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