Saturday, June 16, 2012
Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas
Established in 1961 on nearly 1,700 acres southeast of downtown Houston as the Manned Spacecraft
Center, the bustling core of space activity was renamed in 1973 to honor the late president and
Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson.
It is from here that NASA flight controllers monitor events occurring on space flights. The space center also serves as a retirement center. Flight hardware that has been retired and too large to store indoors is displayed at Rocket Park.