National Space Science & Technology Center
Marshall's Local Research & Technology Community
-- The NSSTC is an exceptional research facility on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where many of Marshall's scientists and engineers perform cutting-edge research and development in Earth and space sciences. Work at the NSSTC is accomplished in collaboration with co-located university, private sector, and government researchers. This shared environment includes unique facilities and specialized laboratories that enable research ranging from insights on the structure and evolution of the universe to a more complete understanding of the Earth's global climate system.
University of Alabama in Huntsville
-- A research-intensive university, UAH serves as the anchor tenant in Cummings Research Park. With approximately 7,400 students, the university offers 61 degree programs, including 30 bachelor's degree programs, 18 master's degree programs, and 13 doctoral programs through its five colleges: Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Engineering, Nursing, and Science.
Alabama A&M University
-- Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as AAMU, is an accredited public coeducational land grant college located in Huntsville. With approximately 5,000 students, the university offers 41 bachelor's degree programs, 23 master's degree programs, and 4 doctoral programs through its five colleges: the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering and Technology.
Cummings Research Park
-- Cummings is the second-largest research park in the United States and the world's fourth-largest science park. Cummings Research Park is home to more than 285 companies including Fortune 500 companies, local and international high-tech enterprises, U.S. space and defense agencies, and competitive higher-education institutions.
-- Marshall is located on the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal. For almost 50 years, Redstone has been the heart of the Army's rocket and missile programs. Today, Redstone is home to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), numerous program executive offices (PEO), and major components of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Missile Defense Agency.
The mission of the Redstone Team is to perform basic and advanced weapons system research and development, placing the right missile and aviation systems with the troops, keeping them ready to fight, providing weapon systems, services and supplies to our allies, to manage weapon systems such as the Cobra and PATRIOT, and to support project managers within the program executive office structure.
Team Redstone serves 157,223 Soldiers (Active, retired, and dependents) and 27,620 civilians (DA, contractor, and non-appropriated fund). Redstone covers 37,910 acres containing 11.7 million square feet of building space.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
-- The USSRC serves as the official visitor center for Marshall and welcomes more than 300,000 people a year. Home to U.S. Space Camp and one of the greatest collections of rockets and space memorabilia anywhere in the world, the Space & Rocket Center is Alabama's largest tourist attraction. The newest addition to the USSRC, the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, houses one of the world’s three remaining Saturn V rockets, dramatically suspended 10 feet above the floor.