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7 Tours in US Space Program

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by the California Institute of Technology, is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our spacecraft have visited all the planets in our solar system except Pluto. JPL telescopes are observing distant galaxies in the universe to study how our solar system was formed. We also manage the worldwide Deep Space Network, which communicates with spacecraft and conducts scientific investigations from its complexes in California's Mojave Desert near Goldstone; near Madrid, Spain; and near Canberra, Australia. JPL cameras and sensors are aboard satellites circling Earth to study the ozone, oceans and other ...
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Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX

Welcome to Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. The Center is owned and operated by the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, Inc., and is not federally funded.
Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making.

Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much ...
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Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, FL

Explore America's space heritage with an awe-inspiring tour of Kennedy Space Center. Since 1995, over $120 million has been expended to help enhance the tour experience, all from funds generated by admissions, souvenir and food sales. No tax dollars are used in the operation, maintenance and improvements of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Before your visit, be aware of operating hours and admission fees. Interested in souvenirs? There are tours and exhibits to satisfy every age and interest, from the early days of Mercury to the assembly of the International Space Station.

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NASA Ames Research Center
Moffet Field, CA

NASA Ames Research Center is located at Moffett Field, California in the heart of "Silicon Valley". Ames was founded December 20, 1939 as an aircraft research laboratory by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and in 1958 became part of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Ames specializes in research geared toward creating new knowledge and new technologies that span the spectrum of NASA interests.

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Spaceport America
Las Cruces, NM

Although not technically a factory tour we have included this tour because it offer a unique experience to see the evolution of the future of space travel. The tour details are below.

The unveiling of the Spaceport America brand shines light on a visionary project many years in the making. New Mexico?s weather and wide-open spaces have been ideal for the aerospace industry since Robert Goddard, the Father of Modern Rocketry, began conducting research in Roswell in the 1930s. He was followed by Wernher von Braun in the 1940s, and NASA in the 1980s.

By the early 1990s, a ...
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Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS

From the Launch Pad board a shuttle for a 25-minute narrated tour through the 125,000-acre acoustical buffer zone to America's largest rocket test complex where Space Shuttle Main Engines are tested! Every astronaut rides on engines tested at Stennis Space Center.

Featuring 14,000 square feet of exciting displays:

? Real rocket engines and scale models of spacecraft
? Exhibits on NASA's mission and spacecraft for the 21st century
? A Navy exhibit that lets you forecast the weather in your hometown or take a walk under the sea
? Unique presentations designed to educate and entertain
? Exhibits on caring ...
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Very Large Array
Socorro, NM

The VLA is located 50 miles west of Socorro on U.S. Highway 60. From U.S. 60, turn South on NM 52, then West on the VLA access road, which is well marked. Signs will point you to the Visitor Center.

What You Will See
The Visitor Center is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. As you enter, a sign will point you toward the theater, a good place to begin your tour. The 9-minute video presentation was produced in 2002. It provides an understandable overview of radio astronomy, interferometry, and the VLA itself. You will then want to ...
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