Aerial View of the Johnson Space Center - GPN-2000-001112

An aerial view of Johnson Space Center

The buildings in the Johnson Space Center house facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's human spaceflight activities. The center consists of a complex of 100 buildings constructed on 1,620 acres (Template:Convert/pround ha)[1] located in southeast Houston, Texas.

The buildings at Johnson Space Center are all numbered and not named. A partial listing of building numbers and what is contained in them follows:

Building Description
1 Headquarters of JSC, including the offices of senior management and the JSC director
2 Public Affairs Office, Media briefing room, video production, and audio processing facilities (The JSC Visitors Center was a tenant until the opening of Space Center Houston[2] in October 1992).
3 Main cafeteria and JSC Exchange Store
4-N Mission Operations support offices including Flight Director's Office
4-S Mission Operations support offices and Flight Crew Operations Division (including Astronaut Office)
5 Space Mission Simulation Facility (including the recently retired Shuttle Mission Simulators, or SMS, the ISS Mission Simulator, and the Orion Mission Simulator)
7 Crew and Thermal Systems Division, including the vacuum chambers and space suit testing facilities, including the Environmental Test Article (ETA) Shuttle airlock vacuum chamber and the Space Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) vacuum chamber.
8 Occupational and Flight Medicine Clinics, Photographic Laboratory and Multimedia Operations Facility
9 Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), including full-scale International Space Station module mockups and MPCV Orion developmental mockups. The Space Shuttle training mockups have been donated to outside organizations at the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program, and have been removed.
10 Engineering fabrication facility and machine shop
11 Satellite cafeteria and JSC Exchange Store
12 Office of Education, Human Resources Office, Language Lab, and Financial Management Division
15 Human and Environmental Factors offices
16 and 16A Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), where software and hardware changes are tested to insure they function well with the whole vehicle in a simulated flight environment. Also houses the Shuttle Engineering Simulator (SES).
17 Space Food Systems Laboratory.[3] Offices for Space Exploration.
20 Safety and Mission Assurance, Office of Procurement
29 Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Avionics Integration Laboratory; (CAIL) will be used to perform integrated avionics and flight software requirements verification.
30-A Mission Operations Directorate functional offices (Flight Design - FIDO, Ground Control - GC, etc.) The A in the building designation stands for Admin.
30-M Christopher C. Kraft Mission Operations Control Center - the historic Mission Control Center. This building is home to FCR1 (formerly MOCR-1) which is the flight control room for International Space Station, FCR2 (MOCR2) which is known as the Historic Apollo Control Room, as well as multiple controller consoles and the training flight control room (Red FCR). The M in the building designation stands for Main building.
30-S Mission Control Center Space Station White FCR (formally the Space Shuttle control room), Blue FCR (interim Orion Control Room), as well as flight consoles and data facilities. The S in the building designation stands for Space Station as the entire building, especially the White Flight Control Room was originally built out for use by Space Station Freedom. During the build out decisions were made to share resources between the space shuttle and station and White FCR was changed to shuttle during this process.
31 Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science
31-N Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility
32 Space Environment Simulation Laboratory Two very large thermal-vacuum chambers for testing flight hardware, designated as a National Historic Landmark
33 Space Environment Simulation Test Facility with several small thermal-vacuum chambers for testing flight hardware
37 Life Sciences Laboratory; formerly the Lunar Receiving Laboratory
44 Communications and Tracking Division[citation needed]
110 Security headquarters just outside the NASA gates by the employee entrance. Security issues badges for employees, contractors, and visitors.

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