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Posted on: July 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Related Information for July 20th Space Center Celebration

The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration. Fifty years later, Space Center Houston will be the site for a major celebration of this awesome time in history. On Saturday, July 20th, Space Center Houston is hosting Apollo 11 50th Anniversary that is slated to bring thousands of visitors to our area.

There will be no parking available to the public on Space Center Houston property. Visitors will be shuttled in from other locations but as you can image, mobility in the area, pedestrian as well as automotive, will be impacted. While the anniversary celebration plan and adjusted traffic patterns have been developed by Space Center Houston, we want to make you aware of the possible impact to travel in the area.

Lane Closures

  • Lane closures along NASA Rd 1 will be in effect from 8:00am until midnight.
  • The NASA Rd 1 turn lane at Point Lookout Drive into Space Center will be closed.
  • Two right-hand traffic lanes westbound on NASA Road 1 in front of Space Center will be closed for Shuttle Bus Use ONLY.
  • Texas Department of Transportation approved all traffic configurations.

We understand this may be an inconvenience due to the amount of traffic expected, so please take this information into consideration while making travel plans in the area. We also ask everyone to use caution while traveling along NASA Rd 1 on Saturday, July 20th.

Visitors to Space Center Houston are reminded to use the shuttle bus service provided and are asked not to park in local business parking lots. Business parking lots are private property and parking availability is controlled and subject to the rules of the business/property owner.

Pedestrians are reminded to use crosswalks located at the closest intersection and to avoid crossing roads where no traffic control devices are available. 

Traffic Map

Below is map showing the traffic configuration at Space Center Houston for July 20th Apollo 11 Celebration. 

Click here for the PDF version of the traffic map.

Road Map Closure

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