The inside of Apollo Mission Control Center in Texas.
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Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Houston, Texas

Astronauts get all the glory, but true STEM geeks know the people at mission control are superstars, too. Don’t believe us? Take a tour of the Apollo Mission Control Center. In 1985, the room was designated a National Historic Landmark. Work began in 2017 to restore it to perfect condition. And now you can visit to experience the magic of the Apollo missions firsthand. Learn about the engineers, flight controllers, and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make the moon landing a reality. The team at the center hosts events every day of the year, for kids as young as 4. “You can be a part of the mission at any age,” education manager James Wigfall says. —Allison Singer

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