Shuttle/747 Carrier Project

Space Center Houston is building an exciting new $12 million complex to celebrate Houston’s leading role in space exploration!  This new Texas landmark will be the first place in the world where visitors can see the full-scale Space Shuttle model and iconic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA-905) in classic piggyback configuration.


 Scheduled to open to the public in 2015, this new complex will pay tribute to Houston’s leading role in the legendary Space Shuttle program.  By providing unprecedented access to the inside of the 747 Carrier and full-scale Shuttle model, the new exhibits will educate and inspire visitors of all ages.  The new complex will also provide new opportunities to expand Space Center Houston’s award-winning educational programs, inspiring students to pursue careers in the field of math and science.

We still need to raise $2.2 million in our $12 million capital campaign called Bring the Legacy Home.  Please join our many generous donors in honoring the remarkable story of the shuttle program and celebrating our nation’s space shuttle program.