Be the Astronaut - Debut at Space Center Houston


"The exhibition explores the solar system using interactive technology designed to inspire the next generation," said Richard Allen, Space Center Houston's president and chief executive, in a statement. "Visitors control the action for a simulated rocket launch, pilot a spaceship, and have fun playing with hands-on technologies that make [them] think about the science behind deep space exploration."

According to Exhibits Director Paul Spana:

Be the Astronaut premiere at Space Center Houston, by the numbers:

Total attendance was 224,461.

Best October (62,595), November (65,802), December (85,936) in the history of Space Center Houston.

Best 4-day Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday-Sunday, 14,652) in history. December 26-31 (42,592)

Best final 7 days of December in history

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