United States Space & Rocket Center
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. Their facilities include Spacedome Theater, Rocket Park, the Education Training Center, which houses NASA's Educator Resource Center, and more.
The Davidson Center for Space Exploration is like no other in the country. In its 476 foot long, 90 foot wide and 63 foot high structure, suspended 10 feet above the floor, is a national historic treasure, the mighty Saturn V, restored to its Apollo-era readiness.
Visitors to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will experience Huntsville's role in the making of the moon rocket, the space race, the Apollo missions, learn about the Space Shuttle program, the International Space Station and onto the next beginnings with NASA's Constellation project.
Time to Visit
If you're looking for the time of year with the fewest crowds, you might try December, January or the first half of February. With less people onsite, you'll have a more time to really study the displays.
There are over 30 exhibits in Rocket Park. These include:
International Space Station
A model of various units of the International Space Station are on display in several trailers in the Rocket Park.
The Space Museum houses many, many rocket- and space-related exhibits. It also is where the iMax theater and gift shops are located.
Below are photos of Dr. von Braun's office.
From Wikipedia.com: U.S. Space Camp is hosted by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "Space Camp" refers to both the actual camp and a family of related camp programs offered year-round by the facility. The camp provides residential and day camp educational programs for children in various age groups and adults. These programs include space oriented camp programs, aircraft themed Aviation Challenge camps, and outdoor oriented X-Camp programs, with the intent to promote science, engineering, aviation and exploration.