1. Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center), Texas
Space Environment Simulation Laboratory
Apollo Mission Control Center
2. National Space Technology Laboratories (now John C. Stennis Space Center), Mississippi/Louisiana
3. Marshall Space Flight Center and the Alabama Space and Rocket Center (now U.S. Space and Rocket Center), Alabama
4. Kennedy Space Center, Florida
5. Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida
6. Langley Research Center, Virginia
7. Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland
8. Plum Brook Operations Division, Ohio
9. Lewis Research Center (now John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field), Ohio
10. Vandenberg AFB, California
11. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California
12. Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, California
13. Ames Research Center, California
14. White Sands Missile Range (now White Sands Test Facility), New Mexico
1. This map shows many of the facilities in the United States related to the Apollo program. The items listed under each center identify buildings or installations that represent that space center's specific contribution to the Apollo program. Use the lists to try to determine what role each site played.
2. Why do you think the work for the Apollo program was spread out over so many sites? (Additional information is provided in Reading 1.)
3. Locate the Kennedy and Marshall space centers, as well as the Manned Spacecraft Center (Johnson Space Center). In what states are they located? The Marshall Space Flight Center developed and tested the Saturn rocket that powered the Apollo spacecraft. The Manned Spacecraft Center (Johnson Space Center) designed the Apollo spacecraft and served as the Mission Control Center. The Kennedy Space Center assembled and launched the rockets. How do you think three different places located hundreds of miles apart could cooperate on a single project of this magnitude?
* The map on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Map 1, but be aware that the file may take as much as 11 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.