Johnson Space Center - NASA, Houston, Texas, United States of America
The Johnson Space Center – NASA is the center for human spaceflight and located in Houston, Texas. It was originally named Manned Spacecraft Center but was later renamed to honor the late Lyndon B. Johnson, the late US president, and a Texas native. The center is home to the astronaut corps of NASA, and it is responsible for training people to become astronauts, whether a US citizen or one of its international partners. The Johnson Space Center was built in 1967 and covered 1,620 acres of land with a total of 100 buildings. It was nicknamed Space City because of its massive size.
Guests not only from Houston and Texas can visit the space center. It is a highly popular attraction in the state and offers NASA Tram Tours, so visitors are allowed entry into select areas. Visitors from nearby cities benefit a lot from this tour. These cities include Webster, League City, and Sugar Land, to name a few. There are also a lot of other attractions in Texas after a visit to the space center. Theater Under the Stars is a beautiful and unique place to watch shows and performances. Another popular landmark is the San Jacinto Monument, which commemorates the San Jacinto Battle. When the whole family is together, the Pirates Bay Water Park is a great attraction to go to as families can cool down in the pools. Hotels dot the area around the space center, making it convenient for visitors. Courtyard by Marriott Houston NASA/Clear Lake is only minutes away from NASA as well as a lot of other popular attractions. The rooms are well-equipped, and Starbucks coffee is available onsite. Visitors staying for a longer time will find the Extended Stay America -Houston – NASA – Johnson Space Center a good choice to stay in. It also offers free grab-and-go breakfast for guests in a hurry in the morning.