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Modern Times: Impact of NASA on the Lone Star State Museum & Exhibits

  • Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • 2310 San Gabriel St.
  • Austin, TX 78705
  • February 25, 2018
  • Phone: (512) 478-2335
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $10 to the general public, $5 for students

On Sept. 19, 1961, NASA announced that the new spaceflight center we would come to know as Johnson Space Center would be located in Houston, Texas. A NASA press release issued that year explained, “this grouping of the facilities in a region permitting out-of-door work for most of the year provides flexibility and a capability of expansion to meet the needs of a very large vehicle which present projections indicate will be required for heavier payloads and deeper penetration into space beyond the moon to the planets.”

Long-time NASA historian Jennifer Ross-Nazzal joins us this month for an exploration of the Johnson Space Center’s first five decades. From a nearly bare site off of Highway 528 in 1963 to a 25-acre campus that contributed $3 billion to the Houston area economy in 2015 alone, the Johnson Space Center has made its mark on Texas.

Join us and Dr. Ross-Nazzal at the Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2:00 pm on February 25, 2018. Complimentary refreshments provided. Presentation begins at 2:30 pm.

Admission is $10 to the general public, $5 to students with valid ID, and free to members of the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Space is limited; while tickets are available at the door, we encourage patrons to register online at

Parking is available free to patrons in the museum lot located off of 23rd street between San Gabriel and Leon.

Modern Times: Impact of NASA on the Lone Star State