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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 https://nscdatx.z2systems.com/np/clients/nscdatx/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7&

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