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An aerial view of the complete Johnson Space Center facility in Houston, Texas in 1989. A portion of can be seen at the top of the view.
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An aerial view of the complete Johnson Space Center facility in Houston, Texas in 1989. A portion of Clear Lake can be seen at the top of the view.

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center ("JSC") is the NASA installation wherein is located the Mission Control Center (MCC) for all American manned spaceflights since Gemini 5. JSC was originally established as "Manned Spacecraft Center" in 1961 and subsequently renamed the "Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center" in 1973, honoring the late president Lyndon B. Johnson, a native son of Texas.


JSC is located in Clear Lake City, which since 1977 has been a part of Houston, Texas. The land occupied by the space center was donated to NASA by Rice University. JSC's location is the reason that the first word spoken from the Moon's surface was "Houston".


See also: Robert Gilruth


External links

  • Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/)
  • Space Center Houston (http://www.spacecenter.org/)
  • Suddenly, tomorrow came... A history of the Johnson Space Center (PDF format) 1993 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19940020111_1994020111.pdf)

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NASA - Johnson Space Center (282 words)
JSC strives to capture and channel students' interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
JSC also sponsors conferences and activities with students around the world.
Johnson Space Center hosted the grand opening of a restored Houston landmark and national treasure, the immense Saturn V rocket, on July 20, 38 years to the day after humans first walked on the moon.
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
JSC was originally established as "Manned Spacecraft Center" in 1961 and subsequently renamed the "Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center" in 1973, honoring LBJ, following his passing that year.
The land occupied by the space center was donated to NASA by Rice University.
JSC is the home office for U.S. astronauts and is also the site of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, where the first astronauts returning from the Moon were quarantined and where returned samples of lunar soil and rock are stored.
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