been home to the U.S. human space flight program from the
final Mercury flight to today's space shuttle and
International Space Station missions.
Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle which was originally built to
take a crew of astronauts to the Moon has been on permanent
exhibit since 1978 in the Johnson Space Centerís Rocket Park.
In the background are Mercury-Redstone and Little Joe
September 2001, NASA's Johnson Space Center celebrated 40
years of leading America into space. The history of the center
is the history of America's human space flight program. Both
illustrate the determination and the vision of people to rise
to unexpected challenges and to work together to attain
look at what has happened over the past 40 years and what the
coming 40 years portend.