Created with equipment from NASA and from the inspiration of Dr. Wernber von Braun, the U. S. Space and Rocket Center opened to the public in 1970. The center's first director, Ed Buckbee worked there until he retired in 1994.
Located in Huntsville on Interstate 565, this museum showcases hardware of the U.S. space program such as the full-sized replica of the Apollo 11 Saturn V.
The museum focuses on the past, present and future of space exploration. It offers demonstrations, hands-on exhibits and IMAX movies in the Spacedome Theater. You can take a trip on Space Shot or you can watch future astronauts in the Space Camp Training Center.
The U. S. Space Camp was created in the summer of 1982. After the movie called "Space Camp" was released in 1986, attendance at the space camp soared.
If you want to take a tour of the space museum, regular operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is open on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends from 9 a.m to 6 p.m.