Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
AIAA Historic Aerospace Site
Since its establishment in 1961, the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, formerly Manned Spacecraft Center, has led America’s efforts in human space exploration. The numerous contributions of this site include advances in life and space sciences and spacecraft development, as well as the hosting of Mission Control and the Astronaut Corps. The Lyndon B. Johnson Center has played a vital role in all human space exploration programs from Gemini and Apollo, through Skylab and Space Shuttle, to the International Space Station; and is at the forefront of making future expeditions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond a reality.
Erected 2008 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Exploration • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites series list.
Location. 29° 33.192′ N, 95° 5.667′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 NASA Road 1, Houston TX 77058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saturn V Rocket (within shouting distance of this marker); J-2 Engine: Versatile Sidekick (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket (about 500 feet away); Mercury-Redstone: Putting the First Americans in Space (about 500 feet away); H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start (about 500 feet away); Little Joe II (about 600 feet away); Little Joe II and BP-22: Safety First (about 600 feet away); Apollo Mission Control Center (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
More about this marker. This marker is in Rocket Park on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center. Rocket Park and thus this marker are not readily open to the public. Access is by way of Space Center Houston (entertainment center) which is pricey. There's a fee to get in, and another fee to take a tram ride through the Space Center where the Rocket Park is a stop.
Also see . . . AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites. There were 58 plaques dedicated by AIAA between 2000 and 2013. Some have not been installed yet, including one for Tranquility Base - The Moon. (Submitted on November 20, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 22, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.