Where is U.S. Space & Rocket Center?
In the 1960s, a great dream of humanity came true: the journey into space. In Huntsville, Alabama, you can get very close to the roots of the dream: at the US Space & Rocket Center, you can still meet and experience people who were there from the beginning.
Not everyone who dreamed of flying to the moon made it. To be exact, there were probably only twelve people who have ever set their foot on a different celestial body than the Earth, except for a long time. Charlie Duke was one of those twelve people to whom fate was benevolent.
The means of travel for his trip to the moon was the Saturn V rocket. This rocket still towers more than 100 meters into the sky of Huntsville, Alabama. The history of its development goes as far as Peenemünde, that was a long time ago, but even today you can meet people in Huntsville who were there almost from the beginning. One of them is Brooks Moore. He is 90 years old today. As we stand under Saturn V, he says with a laugh: one of the space boosters to speak in the language of rocket developers was the speech of John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1962.
Address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
Phone: (800) 637-7223
Owner: Government of Alabama
Curator: Ed Stewart
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