USSRC

By the citizens of Alabama to those Americans who have made it possible for man to walk on the moon and to explore the universe, and to the youth of America who will use the technology of space for the benefit of mankind.

[ Museum Guides | Post Cards | Wire Fotos | Souvenir Books | Miscellaneous ]





USSRC Museum Guides



 

On March 17, 1970, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center opened its doors to the public showcasing the American Space Program. Since then, millions of people have visited the Space Center. The Center is a hands on museum that has brought together the excitement of space travel within the grasp of countless adults and children from around the United States.

It has some 65 hands-on exhibits, more than 1,500 permanent rocketry and space exploration artifacts, and hourly presentations. A bus tour to nearby Marshall Space Flight Center can be taken, where you can see and learn about the early steps taken in America's Space Race. The museum also boasts the only full scale Space Shuttle model (Pathfinder) in the Space Shuttle Park, dedicated to the seven crew members who died on Challenger Mission 51-L, and its extensive Rocket Park.

 
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1988 1989 1991 1995
1997 2004 2005 2007
1997 2004 2005 2007

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USSRC Post-Cards



 

Through the years the US Space & Rocket Center and the Space Camp Foundation have printed and made available post cards to the public for purchase. And over the years I have collected a number of them.

Some were given to me, others I purchased on-site, whilst the rest I rescued from obsurity on eBay. As such you'll find these cards represent an array of history - and change - beginning in the late 1960s through to today.

 
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USSRC Wire Fotos



 

Ever wonder what the US Space and Rocket Center was like in the late 1970's and early 1980's? Now's your chance. Here are a few classic Press Wire Photos from the USSRC featuring a number of exhibits no longer displayed.

 
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USSRC Miscellaneous



 

Over the years the USSRC has produced a number of souvenir books featuring text on and pictures of the items on display. Since the USSRC is ever-changing, so are the books!

Those presented here are from my collection, stretching back to the very beginning of the center's exhibition in 1970. Ready take a trip down memory lane and see what the Rocket Center once had on display?

 
1970s Museum Guide Souvenir Book - 1970s Souvenir Book - 1989
1970s Guide Souvenir 1970s Souvenir 1989

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USSRC Miscellaneous



 

The following items presented here are of a miscellaneous nature.

Currently there are a couple of patches to view. One is an old-style USSRC patch, dating from the 1970s; the second is a "new-style" patch dating from the late-1980s. It is the current patch design of the USSRC.

The other item at present is a Space Dome movie ticket from 1985. It somehow survived over the years and - yes - our movie was scheduled for 3:00pm.

 
USSRC Patch 1 USSRC Patch 2 SpaceDome Ticket 2004 Brochure
"Old" Patch "New" Patch 1985 Ticket 2004 Brochure
 
Space Gear Catalog - 1988 Space Gear Catalog - 1989
Gear 1988 Gear 1989

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