What do you think of when you think of Houston? You think of Rockets, of course. And not the basketball team, but the actual thing. Houston is the city that connects us to outer space, which is why anyone visiting has no business missing out on the coolest space center in the country. The Houston Space Center is fully compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act and the staff are more than able and willing to assist you with any and all of your special needs. Pull up in one of Wheeler’s Texas wheelchair van rentals and learn all about NASA’s very real mission to send human beings to an asteroid by the year 2025 and to Mars by the 2030s. Here are just a few of the spectacular things you can see at the Houston Space Center.
Starship Gallery: Check out where astronauts got their first ever training for life outside of our home planet. This area is called the Skylab Trainer Module. You can also see a collection of real life spacecrafts that have successfully made it to space and made it back home for your viewing pleasure. Included is the Gemini V, Faith 7, and Apollo 17. You can also touch moon rocks. In fact, it has one of the few moon rock collections that are available to the public. This can be found in what’s called the Lunar Vault.
Astronaut Gallery: This is where you go to see the evolution of the space suit, which, quite frankly, is fascinating. It’s one of the most iconic images in pop culture and it’s also incredibly complex in all of the unfathomable detail that goes into surviving outside of our atmosphere.
NASA Tram Tour: Here you will find the most powerful rocket of all time, the Saturn V rocket. That’s just one of tons of sights you’ll be able to visit, including a behind-the-scenes look at the Johnson Space Center. Different tours run on different days, so be sure to check ahead of time if you think you might have some preferences of things you’d like to see in particular. Also, keep your eye on the weather or any extraordinary circumstances, as the tram can close anytime.
International Space Station Gallery: This is where you’ll get to see live presentations about all of the brilliant and captivating experiments, missions, and adventures NASA is planning and working on, plus a more detailed description of past achievements with the opportunity to ask questions to an actual real life expert. You can also check out interesting hardware and pieces from an orbiting laboratory.
There’s plenty more to see and learn about. If you want some more info on the sights, you can refer to the Houston Space Center website. In case you are in need of transportation, you can use Wheeler’s Texas wheelchair van rentals to get you to where you need to be. To arrange a rental, or in case you have any additional questions about their vans and policies, give Wheeler’s a call anytime at 800-456-1371.