Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston: A Behind the Scenes Tour
The TryEngineering students will take part in a behind the scenes tour of the Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston (SCH). Escorted by a NASA Propulsion Engineer who helped get the astronauts to the moon, the engineering summer camp students will tour the famed Mission Control Facility, the large Mockup and Training Facility, and the Rocket Park where they will view the Saturn V Moon Rocket.
Following the tour the campers will return the Education Building and meet with NASA engineers who will talk about STEM careers at NASA and their experiences working at NASA. A SCH Education staff member will discuss various educational programs that are offered by NASA. Following lunch in the Zero-G Cafeteria, the campers will tour some of the historic space hardware on display including the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft, as well as a walk-through of the Skylab trainer.
Our engineering summer camp students will also get a look at some of the Apollo-Soyuz Program hardware and get an opportunity to touch a Moon rock. Once the escorted portion of the tour is complete, the campers will have the opportunity to experience other SCH exhibits including the Mars Exploration Exhibit, the Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, and the Space Shuttle Orbiter Mock-up. And a visit to the Gift Shop will close out the tour.
Note: This is only available to our Texas A+M students. We will be going both sessions.
It is our intention to add as many other cool trips for our other locations! Check back soon for more!