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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is located in Huntsville, AL, and serves as the Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.

The USSRC holds a special place in my heart: While I've always been interested in the space program, that interest lay dormant from about the time I graduated school until 2002, when a coworker who went to a NASCAR race in Talladega brought back some pictures from a side trip to the USSRC. As I avidly thumbed through his pictures, he said that it was only a day's drive away. And so I made that 11½ hour trip down I-65 that summer, and again, and again -- sometimes two or three times a year. As of November 2016, it's 27 trips (and counting).

It was on the drive home from the first USSRC trip when I thought to myself, "Well, there are only 15 manned Apollo command modules; it shouldn't be that hard to see all of them." Around that time I discovered the Field Guide to American Spacecraft, and the rest is history (or at least this website).

Google Maps link.

As of now, I have not yet sorted through all of my pictures from the USSRC, but some other page references this location. Thus, this is a "place holder" version right now, with only the pictures actually referenced. Come back some time later to see if I've finished up, or drop me an email to request me to prioritize the rest of these pictures.

 
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
Wernher von Braun Team Tribute
Wernher von Braun Team Tribute
Saturn V (Davidson Center)
Saturn V (Davidson Center)
Saturn V S-IC (First) Stage (Davidson Center)
Saturn V S-IC (First) Stage (Davidson Center)
Saturn V S-II (Second) Stage (Davidson Center)
Saturn V S-II (Second) Stage (Davidson Center)
Saturn V S-IVB (Third) Stage (Davidson Center)
Saturn V S-IVB (Third) Stage (Davidson Center)
Instrument Unit (IU) on Saturn V
Instrument Unit (IU) on Saturn V
Saturn V CSM & SLA (Davidson Center)
Saturn V CSM & SLA (Davidson Center)
S-IC Y-Ring
S-IC Y-Ring
S-II Common Bulkhead Insulation
S-II Common Bulkhead Insulation
Saturn I
Saturn I
Saturn I (Twilight Shots)
Saturn I (Twilight Shots)
Saturn I (Night Shots)
Saturn I (Night Shots)
Saturn I Block I Support Arm
Saturn I Block I Support Arm
Apollo 16
Apollo 16
Apollo 16 Hatch
Apollo 16 Hatch
Apollo 16 (Davidson Center)
Apollo 16 (Davidson Center)
Lunar Module (Space Hall)
Lunar Module (Space Hall)
Lunar Module (Davidson Center)
Lunar Module (Davidson Center)
LM Lunar Surface Sensing Probe
LM Lunar Surface Sensing Probe
LM Landing Gear Strut
LM Landing Gear Strut
Lunar Roving Vehicle (Space Hall)
Lunar Roving Vehicle (Space Hall)
Lunar Roving Vehicle (Davidson Center)
Lunar Roving Vehicle (Davidson Center)
Instrument Unit (IU)
Instrument Unit (IU)
F-1 Engine (Outdoors)
F-1 Engine (Outdoors)
F-1 Engine (Indoors)
F-1 Engine (Indoors)
F-1 Engine (Davidson Center)
F-1 Engine (Davidson Center)
F-1 Engine Gas Generator Injector
F-1 Engine Gas Generator Injector
F-1 Engine Injector Baffle
F-1 Engine Injector Baffle
F-1 Engine LOX Flow Meter
F-1 Engine LOX Flow Meter
J-2 Engine (Outdoors)
J-2 Engine (Outdoors)
J-2 Engine (Indoors)
J-2 Engine (Indoors)
J-2 Engine (Davidson Center)
J-2 Engine (Davidson Center)
J-2 Engines in Building 7241
J-2 Engines in Building 7241
H-1 Engine
H-1 Engine
H-1 Engine (Davidson Center)
H-1 Engine (Davidson Center)
S-3D Engine Turbine
S-3D Engine Turbine
H-1 Engine Propellant Valves
H-1 Engine Propellant Valves
RL-10 Engine
RL-10 Engine
RL-10 Engine (Davidson Center)
RL-10 Engine (Davidson Center)
RL-10 Thrust Chamber Section
RL-10 Thrust Chamber Section
DPS Engine (Outdoors)
DPS Engine (Outdoors)
DPS Engine (Old Museum)
DPS Engine (Old Museum)
DPS Engine (Davidson Center)
DPS Engine (Davidson Center)
DPS Engine Mockup
DPS Engine Mockup
APS Engine (Old Museum)
APS Engine (Old Museum)
APS Engine (Davidson Center)
APS Engine (Davidson Center)
APS Engine Mockup
APS Engine Mockup
A-7 Engine (Outdoors)
A-7 Engine (Outdoors)
A-7 Engine (Indoors)
A-7 Engine (Indoors)
V-2 Engine
V-2 Engine
SPS Engine
SPS Engine
NERVA Engine
NERVA Engine
O2/H2 Burner (Helium Heater)
O2/H2 Burner (Helium Heater)
Thrusters
Thrusters
Swing Arm 8
Swing Arm 8
White Room
White Room
Juno I Apex Determinator
Juno I Apex Determinator
SA-7 Camera Capsule
SA-7 Camera Capsule
Miss Baker Couch
Miss Baker Couch
LES Pitch Motor
LES Pitch Motor
Saturn V Range Safety Decoder
Saturn V Range Safety Decoder
S-IVB APS Ullage Engine
S-IVB APS Ullage Engine
Lunar Module Mission Simulator
Lunar Module Mission Simulator
CM Simulator
CM Simulator
Apollo Probe & Drogue System
Apollo Probe & Drogue System
Apollo Docking Probe
Apollo Docking Probe
Apollo Docking Latch
Apollo Docking Latch
Gemini AMU
Gemini AMU
Apollo Fuel Cell
Apollo Fuel Cell
Apollo Artifacts
Apollo Artifacts
Young Apollo 16 Suit
Young Apollo 16 Suit
Kerwin Skylab Suit
Kerwin Skylab Suit
Apollo PGA Boot
Apollo PGA Boot
Apollo A6L Lunar Overboot
Apollo A6L Lunar Overboot
Mattingly's Apollo 16 A7LB IVA Glove
Mattingly's Apollo 16 A7LB IVA Glove
Apollo A7L EVA Glove Components
Apollo A7L EVA Glove Components
Apollo Suit Pressure Gauge
Apollo Suit Pressure Gauge
Apollo A7L/A7LB Suit Connectors
Apollo A7L/A7LB Suit Connectors
Apollo Urine Collection & Transfer Assembly
Apollo Urine Collection & Transfer Assembly
Shuttle Liquid Cooling Garment
Shuttle Liquid Cooling Garment
FLEEP
FLEEP
FLEEP (Davidson Center)
FLEEP (Davidson Center)
Moon Rock
Moon Rock
Biological Isolation Garment
Biological Isolation Garment
Skylab Solar Array
Skylab Solar Array
Skylab Artifacts
Skylab Artifacts
Skylab Spider Experiment
Skylab Spider Experiment
Gemini Mission Simulator
Gemini Mission Simulator
Gemini Ingress/Egress Trainer
Gemini Ingress/Egress Trainer
Gemini Artifacts
Gemini Artifacts
Gemini Fuel Cell
Gemini Fuel Cell
Mercury Simulator
Mercury Simulator
V-2
V-2
Test Nose Cone
Test Nose Cone
Jupiter Reentry Vehicle
Jupiter Reentry Vehicle
Gemini G-2G Suit
Gemini G-2G Suit
Saturn V Model
Saturn V Model
Rocket City Legacy
Rocket City Legacy
Red Bull Stratos Travelling Exhibit
Red Bull Stratos Travelling Exhibit
Saturn IB Model (Education Center)
Saturn IB Model (Education Center)
Models
Models
Rocket Park
Rocket Park
Saturn V (Rocket Park)
Saturn V (Rocket Park)
V-1
V-1
Jupiter
Jupiter
Jupiter Tail Unit Interior
Jupiter Tail Unit Interior
Juno II
Juno II
Army Redstone
Army Redstone
Jupiter-C (aka Juno I)
Jupiter-C (aka Juno I)
Mercury-Redstone Booster
Mercury-Redstone Booster
Mercury-Redstone Tail Unit Interior
Mercury-Redstone Tail Unit Interior
Atlas
Atlas
Lunar Mobile Lab
Lunar Mobile Lab
S-IC Transporter
S-IC Transporter
LM Mockup
LM Mockup
Titan II
Titan II
Skylab Mockup
Skylab Mockup
Saturn V Interstages
Saturn V Interstages
Space Shuttle Pathfinder
Space Shuttle Pathfinder
Space Shuttle Pathfinder (Night Shots)
Space Shuttle Pathfinder (Night Shots)
Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) (outdoors)
Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) (outdoors)
Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) (Old Museum)
Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) (Old Museum)
Centaur G-Prime
Centaur G-Prime
Shuttle Main Propulsion Test Article (MPTA)
Shuttle Main Propulsion Test Article (MPTA)
Space Camp
Space Camp
A-12 Oxcart
A-12 Oxcart
Saturn V Replica
Saturn V Replica
Saturn V Replica (Twilight Shots)
Saturn V Replica (Twilight Shots)
Saturn V Replica (Night Shots)
Saturn V Replica (Night Shots)
Cosmic Apple Tree
Cosmic Apple Tree
Space Suits
Space Suits
McCandless A7LB Suit
McCandless A7LB Suit
Bone Yard
Bone Yard