NASA opens a new museum complex - Hitecher
NASA opens a new museum complex

NASA opens a new museum complex

by Hitecher

The museum is located in the Flight Control Center at the Johnson Space Center, from where the astronauts’ landing on the moon and other historical projects were controlled.

On July 20, 2019, it will have been 50 years since the first human set foot on the Moon’s surface. The U.S. space agency NASA has, by this historic date, made a true gift for all space fans: it has launched a new museum complex, located in the Flight Control Center in the legendary «Building 30». All missions of the space race era between the USA and the USSR were controlled from this place.

A whole era ended in 1992 — due to the equipment’s obsolescence and the building’s poor state all staff was transferred to other locations and the Center was mothballed. Its fate was decided in 2015, when the NASA management team decided to give the building a makeover.

The building was restored to its original form, and the reconstruction required huge research work. The agency spent $5 million on the project, but the historical memory is worth much more.

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