Photos: Tour Space Center Houston, A Museum in Pictures

Fireworks Over Houston Space Shuttle


Fireworks celebrate the June 2012 arrival of Houston's full-size space shuttle mockup, which Space Center Houston's contest will now name.

Official Visitors Center

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is the official visitors center for Johnson Space Center.

Space Center Houston Plaza

Space Center Houston

Since 1992, the $75 million, 180,000-square-foot complex has welcomed more than 11 million guests from around the world.

Mock Space Shuttle

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston, the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, is launching a contest to name its space shuttle mockup.

Space Shuttle Mockup at Space Center Houston Z. Pearlman

The full-scale, high-fidelity space shuttle mockup formerly known as "Explorer" as seen at Space Center Houston. The center is launching a contest to name its space shuttle mockup.

Mock Space Shuttle at Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston's full-size space shuttle mockup went on display outside the NASA Johnson Space Center visitor center in 2012. In 2015, it will be displayed atop NASA's historic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

Shuttle Replica at Space Center Houston Pearlman

A high-fidelity replica space shuttle passes by the entrance sign to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on its way to the center’s official visitor attraction, Space Center Houston, on June 3, 2012.

Apollo 17 Spacecraft

Space Center Houston

The Apollo 17 Spacecraft is the actual command module from America’s last manned moon mission.

Skylab Trainer

Space Center Houston

The Skylab Trainer is the largest artifact at Space Center Houston.

Saturn V Experience

Space Center Houston

The Saturn V Experience is a big part of the famous NASA Tram Tour.

Space Shuttle Mock-Up

Space Center Houston

The Space Shuttle Mock-Up is a full-scale replica of the space shuttle orbiter.

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