Observatory in Kourou

Centre Spatial Guyanais

In 1964 Kourou was chosen to be the site of the Centre Spatial Guyanais because it's close to the equator, is away from tropical storm tracks and earthquake zones, and has a low population density. The center is run…
Museum in Kourou

Musée de l'Espace

Don't miss the excellent Musée de l'Espace within the space center complex, with informative displays in English and French. Note that the space center is closed on days after a launch.