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Space Center Houston to reopen Sunday

NASA unveiled the renovated mission control room that was used during the days of the Apollo moon missions at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on June 28, 2019.
NASA unveiled the renovated mission control room that was used during the days of the Apollo moon missions at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on June 28, 2019. (NASA)

HOUSTONUPDATE: Space Center Houston will open Sunday, July 19.

Space Center Houston originally planned to reopen July 1, but due to Harris County’s current threat level at “Red/Stay Home” and Gov. Greg Abbott’s pause on reopening Texas, they decided to remain closed.

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Space Center Houston will have new protocols in place, including social distancing practices, special hours for vulnerable guests and employees will be asked to wear face coverings, self-scan turnstiles, sanitizing stations, plexiglass shields at ticket counters; and a one-directional experience through its galleries.

Guests will be asked to book a timed admission ticket for entry to the museum and daily capacity will be limited.

The date to purchase a timed admission ticket will be announced, along with a thorough visitor guide, on its website in the coming weeks.

According to the non-profit, guests will experience its newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Guests can walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. The non-profit also said its guests can also take a tour of the spacious Independence Plaza exhibit.

Due to the current state guidelines, its theaters will be temporarily closed, according to a press release.

For more information on Space Center Houston’s reopening procedures and a ticket on-sale date, follow Space Center Houston on its social media pages and sign-up for its newsletter at spacecenter.org.


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