Rocket Park

Historic Site in Clear Lake & Around

It's as impressive as it is sad: a surviving example of a never-used Saturn V rocket, which took astronauts to the moon and which was the most powerful rocket ever used by the US, lays on its side in a building that barely encloses it near the Johnson Space Center entrance. The close confines of the structure make it hard to comprehend the 363ft height, but you can still sense the incredible power and technology, which has never been matched since.

The rocket on display was supposed to be used on the Apollo 18 mission to the moon however the mission was cancelled by the Nixon administration in 1970 despite the crew having been trained and equipment already procured.