U.S. Space & Rocket Center

at 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, 35805 United States

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center® is home to Space Camp and Aviation Challenge Camp, a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center for NASA.


U.S. Space & Rocket Center
1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville , AL 35805
United States
Contact Phone
P: (256) 837-3400
Website

Description

Since opening its doors in 1970, nearly 16 million people have toured the Center. The vast majority of those visitors have been from out of state or from foreign nations. Many of the more than 550,000 annual visitors are school students on field trips to their future. Dozens of interactive exhibits encourage visitor participation, prompting one official to note: "Here, everyone can be an astronaut for the day!" Home to Space Camp® and Aviation Challenge® Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is the most comprehensive U.S. manned spaceflight hardware museum in the world. Its large rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. From America’s first satellite, Explorer I, to next generation space vehicles like Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser, the museum showcases the past, present and future of human spaceflight. The USSRC is more than just artifacts! Experience the physics of astronaut training like never before in simulators like Space Shotand G-Force. Our Spacedome IMAX® Theater transports you to different worlds with amazing documentary films like Hubble, and live demonstrations in the Discovery Theater will have you seeing space science in a whole new light. There’s always something happening at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! Notable Artifacts National Historic Landmark Saturn V Moon Rocket Pathfinder – the world’s only full-stack space shuttle display Apollo 16 Command Module Skylab Orbital Workshop Apollo 12 Moon Rock

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Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Saturdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 09:00- 17:00

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Meet Brooks Moore, one of our NASA Emeritus Docents who worked on Von Braun's team.

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-04 21:48:50 GMT

There's a few more hours to come out to our job fair. We're set up until 7 p.m.

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The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is also closed today, Friday, January 6.

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-06 16:41:42 GMT

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Here's a throwback photo from our archives! A Grumman Mobile Base Simulator, part of the Apollo lunar mobility studies and predecessor to the Lunar Rover Vehicle.

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-05 15:36:31 GMT

Don't miss today's job fair! 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Positions open in museum, gift shop, food services, nursing, and more.

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-04 14:47:15 GMT

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, January 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Multiple positions are open in museum, gift shop, hospitality, donor/alumni, food services, nursing and many more. To see a complete list of job openings, visit the link below.

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-03 21:12:49 GMT

Today is the anniversary of Spirit ( Mars Exploration Rovers) landing in Gustav Crater in 2004! Check out these 10 cool facts about Spirit from Astronomy is Awesome! http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/10-cool-facts-about-the-mars-spirit-rover/

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During the first 40 expeditions astronauts on board International Space Station have completed thousands of experiments. This image take from the ISS Utilization Guide and shows what type of research has been conducted by each partner agency. What type of research would you want to do in space?

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-02 20:00:00 GMT

Thanks for visiting, Two Lane America!

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-02 17:53:09 GMT

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? This Wednesday, January 4, we are having a Job Fair from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.! Check out all available positions here: http://rocketcenter.com/careers/opportunities

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-02 16:25:14 GMT

A reminder that the U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum will be closed today in honor of New Year's Day. Happy New Year!

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2017-01-01 13:30:00 GMT

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Here's the menu for this year's Mars Masquerade! Steamship Round of Beef with crusty rolls and sauces Italian Station - pasta prepared to order, with choice of homemade sauce and with your choice of proteins and toppings Brie and Gourmet Cheese display accompanied with assorted breads and crackers Shaved smoked pork loin topped with Asian BBQ sauce and caramelized onions crostini Smoked Tuna Spread on a toast point with capers and dill Olive and Tomato tapenade with shaved parmesan Warm Milk Chocolate Fountain served with strawberries, pound cake and pretzels

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These scientists made contributions to astronomy, physics, technology and more.

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Got New year's Eve plans? Now you do! Come out to the best event in Huntsville, Mars Masquerade! Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2fpiHZw

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Space Camp can change lives! A tax-deductible donation can help a young person attend camp in 2017: spacecamp.com/donate.

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Check out this cool list of things to do on New Year's Eve!

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2016-12-29 16:44:42 GMT

See Rogue One in 70mm IMAX! Tickets > spacecampstore.com/movies

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2016-12-29 04:00:00 GMT

Do you know a Space Camp Alumni, former counselor, or camp friend who has gone on to do amazing things? Nominate them for the Space Camp Hall of Fame! Nominations end Dec 31.

Published U.S. Space & Rocket Center on 2016-12-29 01:45:00 GMT

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General Admission includes access to historic Shuttle Park, Rocket Park, and all indoor exhibit areas such as the main museum atrium and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.
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