Johnson Space Center
Johnson Space Center, formerly the Manned Spacecraft Center renamed in 1973 after former President Lyndon Johnson's death. Built in the early 1960s, it became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headquarters for all U.S. manned space missions in 1964. The center also serves as a training base for U.S. astronauts as well as a construction site for spacecraft. The center, located in Houston, Texas, covers an area of 1600 acres.
See also: National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration.