Space Center Houston is 25 mi. s.e. via I-45, then 3 mi. e. to 1601 NASA Pkwy. The official visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center tells the story of America's human space flight program through historic artifacts, hands-on exhibits, live presentations and behind-the-scenes tours.
Visitors can touch a moon rock and climb aboard Independence, a replica shuttle mounted on top of the original NASA 905 carrier aircraft. Spacecraft on display include Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules, and Skylab and Lunar Module Trainers. The Astronaut Gallery features spacesuits from every era of space exploration.
Guided 90-minute tram tours to Johnson Space Center stop at Historic Mission Control, the Astronaut Training Facility and Rocket Park.