The Telescience Support Center (TSC) is a secure, multipurpose facility designed to provide dedicated support for simultaneous training, simulations and real-time operations of space experiments on the International Space Station. The facility includes the Payload Operations Center, the Communication and Network Support Room, the TSC Operations and Support Room and a visitors viewing area that provides access on a noninterference basis. Here, principle investigators, project scientists and payload operators can send commands and receive telemetry and science data from their payload hardware operating on board the ISS. By working off the Earth for the Earth, the International Space Station advances scientific knowledge in Earth, space, physical, and biological sciences.
Tour buses depart from the Main Gate of NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at the following times:
- 10:00 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m.
Please note the following important guidelines:
- Advanced registration guarantees admission to the tour that begins at the Briefing Center.
- Access to the Saturday tour program is limited to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).
- All adult visitors are required to present government-issued photo identification, and LPRs are required to present their Permanent Resident Card. This includes bus drivers for scheduled groups.
- NASA reserves the right to limit the use of cameras and cell phones during the tour.