Travel back in time and history in the NASA Rocket Garden.
Here you can experience the very same Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets that first put NASA astronauts in space, or climb aboard Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules – and get an idea of the cramped quarters America's astronaut pioneers endured.
Free tours of the NASA Rocket Garden are given at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Admission is required.
This may remind you of a sculpture garden at a museum of modern art. Indeed, some of the rocket engines on display look just as arty and a lot prettier than some modern art.
The stars of the show, however, are the big rockets. A plaque gives the vital statistics for each object for the technically inclined, but most people will be content to gawk and have their pictures taken in front of these amazing machines.
This is about as close as most people will ever come to actual rockets. The spacecraft on display here are actual working rockets that have either been fired, or were created as backups for specific space missions. Standing next to one of these huge structures gives you a sense of the scale involved in launching someone or some thing into space.