A hotel near NASA Space Center - Super 8 Houston, TX
The Space Center Houston of NASA's Johnson Space Center, just 12.7 mi from Super 8 Houston Hotel in Texas, is a place which allows visitors to study and understand the making of space history and exciting present to its compelling future. Guests will find unique opportunities, not only for educating themselves in exhibits like the Astronaut Gallery, experiment commanding the space shuttle or living on the space station, but will also find shopping and dining opportunities that will please kids and adults alike.
Things to do in Houston Space Center:
An Extraordinary Human Adventures near Super 8 Houston. When you holiday in Houston, Texas, be sure to visit the Center and learn more about our country's adventures in the final frontier. Here you can watch IMAX films , feel what it's like to walk on the moon and experience the various gravitational pulls of some of the other planets. Through a series of interactive presentations, exhibits, and artifacts, the centre takes you on an incredible journey through America's epic space program.
Space Center Houston Tours. By far, the most popular highlight for adults is the behind-the-scenes tram tour that takes you to various buildings throughout the Space Center. You will be able to have a seat in the viewing room of the original Mission Control Center, Hangar X and stroll past full-size mock-ups of the original Apollo rockets, where guests can take a close look at the mid-deck and flight deck. Before returning to Space Center Houston, you have an optional stop at Rocket Park, home of the massive rockets used in the earliest days of the space program.
A Place in Space for Kids. Kids Space Place was created for children of all ages who have always dreamed of experiencing the things astronauts do in space. Houston is home to many astronauts and is more important of Mission Control, from where all US space flights are tracked. The Space Center provides behind-the-scenes tours as well as satellite links to Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where shuttle launches take place. Interactive exhibits and themed areas make exploring the different aspects of space and the manned space flight program loads of fun.
A Giant Movie Screen. To experience first hand what it takes to be an astronaut, visit the Northrop Grumman Theater. The film, shown on a 5-story tall screen, brings the audience into the life of an astronaut. The film goes behind the scenes and allows viewers to experience weightlessness, view the earth from space and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow astronauts and crew members.
History of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Houston Space Center was set up by the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation in 1992 and has repeatedly been voted Houston's top tourist attraction. In addition to the permanent attractions, there are changing exhibits throughout the year. All this is to have a prominence on interactivity and fun.
NASA Space Center - History in the Heavens. The eyes of the world were on Houston and the MSC on July 20, 1969 as Neil Armstrong reported from the lunar surface, "Houston, the Eagle has landed." As Armstrong descended from the Lunar Module "Eagle" proclaiming "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," he took his historic first steps on the Moon's surface. In 1973, the MSC was renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) and has been the heart and headquarters of the US space flight program since. Controlling flights from Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz through the current Shuttle program, JSC scientists, engineers and astronauts have made history in the heavens.
NASA Space Center Lodging. Reserve your rooms Super 8 Motel Houston located just 4 Miles from NASA Space Center. Hotel provides clean & comfortable accommodation with better-quality guest service by ever smiling staff, peaceful ambiance and extraordinary value for unforgettable getaways to "Space City," Texas.
Date(s): Daily Opening Hours:
Summer: Jun: 10am-7pm; Jul: 9am-7pm; Aug: 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun 10am-7pm
Winter: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Cost: US$18.95; seniors US$17.95; 4-11 yrs US$14.95; under 4s free
Location: Houston, Texas, USA Visit : http://www.spacecenter.org
Venue Name: Space Center Houston Address: 1601 NASA Parkway 77058 Phone: +1 281 244 2100
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