Johnson Space Center (NASA)
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), located in Houston, Texas, is a renowned hub for human spaceflight and a central component of NASA’s operations. Established in 1961 as the Manned Spacecraft Center, it was renamed in 1973 in honor of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was instrumental in the U.S. space program.
The JSC has played a pivotal role in some of humanity’s most remarkable achievements in space exploration. It served as the mission control center for the Apollo moon missions, including the historic Apollo 11 landing in 1969. The center also played a crucial role in the Space Shuttle program, serving as the control hub for every shuttle flight.
Today, the JSC continues to be at the forefront of space exploration. It oversees human spaceflight activities on the International Space Station (ISS) and plays a key role in planning future missions to the Moon and Mars. Its dedication to innovation and advancing space technology has made it a symbol of American space exploration and a focal point for international collaboration in space research and development.