NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)
NASA's primary site for the development and
operation of manned space missions, including the selection and training
of astronauts. Founded in 1961 and located
in Houston, Texas, the Johnson Space Center (JSC) houses the Mission Control
for Space Shuttle flights and a separate
control center for the International Space Station.
JSC also conducts major programs related to manned spaceflight, space
medicine, and aviation. Originally, known as the Manned Spacecraft Center,
it was renamed the (Lyndon B.) Johnson Space Center, on February 17, 1973,
after the President who, earlier in his career, recommended a manned lunar
landing in response to early Soviet space successes.
FACILITIES AND ESTABLISHMENTS