Visiting NASA

NASA Visitors Center and Tours
The general public is welcome to visit and tour many NASA installations. Some NASA Centers operate their own visitors centers, and others have contractual arrangements with private firms. Admission fees are charged at some sites. To check on hours, admission and tour availability, visit these Web pages:

NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington, D.C.
NASA Headquarters does not have its own visitors' center, but it is located four blocks south of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air & Space Museum, which houses an extensive collection of aeronautics and space program artifacts. The NASA Headquarters Information Center offers some information brochures, mission decals and posters for free and sells various NASA publications and directories by phone or mail.

Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, Calif. 94035-1000 (South San Francisco Bay Area). Phone: (650) 604-6274
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Dryden Flight Research Center
on Edwards Air Force Base (approximately 2 hours north of Los Angeles, California.) P. O. Box 273, Edwards, Calif. 93523-0273, Phone: (661) 258-3460
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Glenn Research Center
at Lewis Field, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44135-3191, Phone: (216) 433-2001
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Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Md. (15 miles east of Washington, D.C.) Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, Md. 20771-0001, Phone: (301) 286-8981
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, Calif. (near Los Angeles). 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, Phone: (818) 354-9314
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Johnson Space Center
Houston. The privately operated Space Center Houston. Admission fee. Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, Phone: (281) 244-2105
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Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral, Florida, east of Orlando. Spaceport U.S.A., Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899-0001, Phone: (321) 452-2121
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Seeing a Space Shuttle launch
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Langley Research Center
Hampton, Virginia. Visitors center located at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton.
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Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, Alabama. The privately operated U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Admission fee. One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, Phone: (256) 837-3400
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Stennis Space Center
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Free admission. Visitors Center, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000, Phone: (228) 688-2370
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Wallops Flight Facility
Wallops Island, Virginia (on Virginia's Eastern Shore), A virtual tour is available. Wallops Island, VA 23337, Phone: (757) 824-1344
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Note: The privately run commercial Space Camps are not owned or operated by NASA.

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