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Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

2101 Nasa Parkway
Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77058

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
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The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is NASA's center for human spaceflight training, research, and flight control. The center consists of a complex of one hundred buildings and is popularly known by its central function "Mission Control."
Johnson Space Center is home to NASA's astronaut corps and is responsible for training astronauts from both the U.S. and its international partners.

Originally known as the Manned Spacecraft Center. The center was renamed in honor of the late U.S. president and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson on February 19, 1973.

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Categories

  • Airports and Other Aeronautical Facilities

    The Space Center was officially opened for business in September 1963. The facility was to become the primary flight control center for all U.S. manned space missions from Project Gemini forward.
  • Government

    Originally known as the Manned Spacecraft Center, it grew out of the Space Task Group formed soon after the creation of NASA to co-ordinate the US manned spaceflight program.
  • This Is America

    The Johnson Space Center is "Mission Control" for all space flights taking off from the United States. The facility handles most of the planning and training of the US astronauts.

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