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“If you are a space fanatic go to air and space museum.”

NASA GSFC Visitor Center
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Greenbelt
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Owner description: A great rainy-day attraction near Wallops Island, the center conducts launches of its model rockets.
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“If you are a space fanatic go to air and space museum.”
Reviewed 21 July 2011

I just visited the air and space museum in Washington dc. This where you'll see everything all the spaceships, even the spaceone which won 10 million in 2008 the first private spaceship to go funded by Paul Allen.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fun & informative!”
Reviewed 19 July 2011

Being a Girl Scout leader I was able to arrange a behind the scenes tour at Goddard which is offered, free of charge, for groups over 10 people. We were able to view the work on the James Webb Space Telescope and visit other generally off limits areas as well as see a wonderful presentation about weather.
The girls really enjoyed the main part of the Visitors Center, which is open to everyone regardless of group size. There were many exhibits that were of interest to both the girls and the adults and we all agreed that if that were the only area we had been able to visit it still would have been well worth the trip.
We really enjoyed the interactive displays and photo ops with the space suit prop, images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and an old Apollo capsule which everyone got a chance to sit in! It was a fun and informative visit.

Visited February 2011
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Amazingly uninspiring”
Reviewed 21 July 2009

I grew up only a couple miles from this small space museum. Last week I went back for the first time in over twenty years and I was exceptionally disappointed. It seems that the museum has shrunk quite a bit (it used to be in multiple buildings, now it is in one) and the emphasis is almost completely on the Hubble telescope and a couple other somewhat recent projects. As far as a history of the space center or space programs go, the museum is woefully incomplete. You really have to dig hard to find out about some of the important space projects and many are mentioned by name on a plaque but there is absolutely no explanation. Unless you are well-versed on the subjects, you'll feel lost. The museum used to have great stuff on the Mariner, Viking and manned flight projects--now they have a few old props but not much else. The Apollo capsule they have is in need of work--the plexiglass window that allowed you to look inside is now opaque with age and you can't see a darn thing. The one larger rocket (an early Delta rocket of the type that carried the first US satellites to space) they have on display needs a paint job---badly. Even the flag pole is rusty and about half of the hands-on exhibits didn't function! The place just isn't particularly interesting or inspiring and has long since seen better days. Considering there really aren't any nearby sites (as the access to the Agricultural Research Center was also closed some time back), there is no reason to see Goddard. My 15 year-old is a space fanatic and after less than fifteen minutes, she was ready to leave.

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