Blast Off Theater
"Blastoff" with Space Center Houston!
Now showing in Blast Off Theater - Mission to Mars! Click here to learn more!
Visit the only place in the world where you can personally experience the thrill of launching into space like a real astronaut. It's not just a movie; it's the thrill of personally feeling the launch into space -- from the rocket boosters to the billowing exhaust. What have visitors said about their trips? "It's like IMAX in 10D!"
"There's nothing like it in the whole world!"
After docking at the International Space Station, guests enter the Blastoff Theater for an update on current shuttle missions, as well as details on the exploration of Mars.
The space program truly comes alive in the Mission Status Center, where Mission Briefing Officers provide live updates on current space flights and astronaut training activities. At any given time, they may look behind-the-scenes at Johnson Space Center (JSC) and other NASA facilities around the country to see astronauts train. During Missions, Mission Status Center shares communication between JSC's Mission Control and the astronauts orbiting on board the shuttle.