It is the home of astronaut training and Mission Control, and since opening in 1992, more than twenty million people have walked through the doors.
The center features both permanent and traveling exhibits, as well as the world's largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples on public view.
Permanent exhibits include:
Mission Mars is the center's newest exhibit, and it's where visitors can experience a virtual martial sunset and climb into a simulated Orion capsule. It also gives everyone a chance to see and touch an actual piece of Mars.
Living in Space
Discover how astronauts prepare for their mission and see how they eat, exercise, and perform duties while in space. This exhibit also allows visitors to simulate some of the challenges astronauts have to overcome, as well as learn through x-ray technology how gravity affects the human body.
Saturn V at Rocket Park
See one of only three Saturn V rockets on view across the globe. It stands 363 feet tall, and the rocket at the center is the only one made up of all-flight certified hardware. The Saturn V was flown from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, and it launched nearly thirty astronauts into space with several successful missions landing men on the moon.
Lunar Roving Training Vehicle
On the last three Apollo missions, rovers were taken to the moon's surface and left there. These vehicles don't have steering wheels or brakes, and they are started, steered, and stopped by a single control found between the seats.
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