The Shuttle and 747 Carrier

BIG changes are underway at Space Center Houston!  

747 Rendering

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 February 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.

A $12 million capital campaign Bring the Legacy Home has been launched to fund these exciting additions to Space Center Houston. As of June 2013, we have received commitments for over half of the campaign goal. Please join many generous donors in honoring the remarkable story of the shuttle program and celebrating Houston’s Space Shuttle Management role.