Welcome to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
SR-71 Blackbird parked in front of the entrance to the Intuitive Planetarium
There is a Saturn V rocket on display at the main entrance to the complex. It really puts into perspective just how tall they are when standing up.
Most of the complex's exhibits can be found in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration
In the main atrium, you can find the entrance to the National Geographic Theater which presents IMAX Space movies
The main exhibit in the building is another Saturn V Rocket. This one has been segmented to show the different stages that the rocket goes through when in flight
Here you can see a stage and its ring separated
Here is the final stage and the command capsule for the Saturn V. You can barely see the end of the rocket from this vantage point. It is a very long building
So Huntsville was nicknamed Rocket City because it is where the Saturn V Rockets were made.
Also in this exhibit hall is a mock up of the SkyLab
This was one of the first space stations. Here is a mock up of the living quarters
Here is an actual command capsule from a used Saturn V mission
These are mock up of a lunar lander and a lunar rover
An actual moon rock brought back from one of the Apollo missions
Mock up of the swing arm that astronauts would walk down to board the command capsule
Outside there are a couple of simulator rides. This is Moon Shot which shoots you up with compressed air to give you a weightlessness feeling
This is G-Force which spins you around to give you a feel of extreme Gs
Also outside is Rocket Park which features many different pieces of military hardware
This is a mock up of a Lunar Crater
This is a mock up of a space shuttle - it is not a real shuttle, but was designed for testing.