Space, Science & Technology
There’s no need to go to the moon to experience outer space. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is a beloved attraction for all ages, especially travelers who love learning about astronomy and the magnetism of our solar system. Located in Greenbelt, Maryland, this space flight center houses the nation's largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study planets and the universe.
Goddard manages communications between mission control and orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Goddard scientists and engineers are extraordinary. The center is named after Dr. Robert H. Goddard, an American rocketry pioneer. The center opened in 1959, as NASA's first space flight complex. Goddard and its several installations are critical in carrying out NASA's missions of space exploration and scientific discovery.