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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Building 4200, Room 120
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Marshall Space Flight Center develops key space transportation and propulsion technologies, manages science aboard the International Space Station and pursues scientific breakthroughs in space that will improve human life here on Earth for many generations to come. Since tours of the Center are no longer available to individual travelers, this is truly a unique learning experience for youngsters to enjoy. These programs are available on a limited schedule and are subject to cancellation based on national security alerts. Maximum group size is 30 people.

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International Space Station Payload Operations Integration Center
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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The Payload Operations Integration Center is responsible for NASA’s on board science operations for the International Space Station (ISS), and is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The Payload Operations Center communicates with the astronauts on board the ISS on a daily basis and can remotely operate on-board science and technology experiments. There is a viewing area at Marshall where visitors can observe the control room operations. The Center also develops plans each day to help crewmembers make the best use of their time and resources on board, so they can accomplish their important research related to life science, fluid physics and materials science. Human life sciences experiments conducted on board the ISS are particularly critical to NASA’s preparations for future human space travel.
Length of tour: 30 minutes

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau    500 Church Street Suite One, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 551-2230 | 1-866-ESC2HSV | Fax: (256) 551-2324

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