TRAVELING INTO THE UNKNOWN
Did you know? There are over 80 space centers in various countries throughout the world that launch objects into space. This site focuses on NASA space centers in the United States.
300 E St.
SW, Washington, D.C.
NASA Headquarters does not have its own visitors' center, but it is located four blocks south of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air & Space Museum, which houses an extensive collection of aeronautics and space program artifacts. The NASA Headquarters Information Center offers some information brochures, mission decals and posters for free and sells various NASA publications and directories by phone or mail
Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Over 50 years ago the first rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. North of Cape Canaveral, on Merrit Island, was the Joint Long Range Proving Ground for the future space organization NASA. Cape Canaveral was established in 1949 and NASA was founded October 1, 1958. It became evident that the complexes 34 and 37 would not be able to support the Apollo planning that lay ahead of it, so more space centers were developed around the United States. For more of the dates in space travel, click here.
The number of rockets and satellites that have been launched into space from Cape Canaveral is unknown because there have been so many!
For more information on space shuttles, click here!
You can actually watch a rocket or satellite being launched right at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral! We have an interview with a teacher at our school that visited Kennedy Space center. If you want information on traveling to Florida to see a launch, here is the schedule for 2004:
March 12, 2004 - Atlas 3A rocket launch
March 20, 2004 - Delta 2 rocket launch
May 11, 2004 - NASA MESSENGERS launch to Mercury
May 19, 2004 - Atlas 2AS rocket launch
July 3, 2004 - Delta 4 rocket launch
July 15, 2004 - Delta 2 rocket launch
August, 2004 - No launches or event
September, 2004 - No launches or events
October, 2004 - No launches or events
Other space centers in the United States:
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California (near San Francisco)
Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, California (near L.A.)
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland (near Washington, D.C.)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. (near Los Angeles)
Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia.
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia
Maybe you want to visit a space center near you! Click here for NASA space centers!
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