Highlights of NASA Rocket Park with Your Own Transport

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Tour Number

Activity Level

352918


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
The Rocket Park tour involves walking on paved, level surfaces for a total distance of 250 yards.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

German (basic), English (fluent)

2 hour private tour of the real rockets used to go to the moon, guided by your friendly space expert


You will enjoy a 2 hour private tour that explores the Rocket Park at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This is where NASA trains the astronauts and operates the US human space exploration programs.

The tour provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the remarkable history of space exploration guided by a real rocket scientist. You will get an up close view of the massive Saturn V rocket used to send the Apollo astronauts to the moon. Your guide will explain everything you see and answer all of your questions in a way that you will easily understand.

This tour is based on your own transportation. It is ideal for visitors with limited time who want an interesting, affordable experience at the NASA facilities in Houston.

Itinerary

Your guide may change the order of your tour itinerary.
1. Meet at the NASA Johnson Space Center in the parking lot of the Rocket Park.
2. Visit the Little Joe and Mercury - Redstone rockets.
3. Visit the H-1, F-1 and J-2 rocket engines.
4. Visit an actual Saturn V rocket that launched the Apollo astronauts to the moon. It's the full length of a football field… very impressive!!
5. Photo stop of the Space Shuttle. Your guide worked on this engineering marvel for 17 years.
6. Tour ends at the Rocket Park parking lot.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet your tour guide in the parking lot of the Rocket Park, just inside the main gate of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Your guide will be wearing a red NASA baseball cap and a red NASA polo shirt.

End location: You tour will end at the same place you met your guide in the parking lot of the Rocket Park.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

You will be on your own for transportation to/from the NASA Johnson Space Center.

What’s Included

Your private tour includes the friendly, helpful services of a real space expert as your guide.

You will visit the Little Joe and Mercury Redstone rockets along with the H-1 , F-1 and J-2 rocket engines. Your guide will walk you around the massive Saturn V moon rocket and describe the exciting Apollo missions, explaining everything you see and answering your all of your questions in terms everybody will easily understand.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

4 $USD - The only additional cost might be bottled water or soft drinks from a vending machine.

What’s Extra

This tour is based on your own transportation.

This tour visits the Rocket Park at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This tour DOES NOT include general admission tickets to the Space Center Houston. Please refer to my other tours that include a more extensive visit to the Space Center Houston.

A Recent Review of this tour

Bill did an amazing job with our tour group. Bill kept our youth engaged and answered all their questions. It was a very educational tour of JSP Rocket Park. Our time with Bill was well-spent time!
Kim Ring

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