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NASA Johnson Space CenterJohnson Space Center was established in 1961 as the Manned Spacecraft Center. In 1973, the Center was renamed in honor of the late President and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson. From the early Gemini, Apollo and Skylab projects to today's Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs, the Center continues to lead NASA's efforts in human space exploration.

About Johnson Space Center

Johnson Space Center 50th Anniversary

JSC History Collection

Johnson Space Center: 1958-1978
Houston History Magazine

Suddenly, Tomorrow Came: a History of Johnson Space Center

Ellington Field: A Short History, 1917-1963

JSC Human Spaceflight History Web Site

NASA U.S. Spacesuit Knowledge Capture Program

JSC Human Spaceflight History Web Site

JSC News Releases since 1961

Space Weekly News Roundup - 2000 to present

Space Weekly News Roundup - 1961-2001

1961 NASA Press Release Announcing Manned Space Flight Center

September 19, 1961 Space Task Group Memo Announcing Location Manned Spacecraft Center

October 19, 1961 NASA Space Task Group Memo Establishing Manned Spacecraft Center

Space Shuttle
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