Webster is a city near Houston, Texas.

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A suburb of the expansive Houston, Webster has become forever associated with NASA and the bay area.

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  • 1 Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Pkwy, Houston, +1 281 483-0123. Rocket park is available for personal tours.
  • 2 Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkwaay, +1 281 244-2100. M-F 10AM-5PM, 10AM-7PM. Indoor fun space museum with lots of hands-on space-science exhibits and artifacts from the full history of U.S. space exploration. A big hit with kids, but informative for adults. A highlight are the two tram tours of NASA's Johnson Space Center, one of which includes a visit to Mission Control and actual Apollo and Mercury launch vehicles, the other focuses on astronaut training facilities. $24.95 adults, $19.95 children (4-11), discounts for seniors. Parking $5.
  • Kemah Boardwalk. A small theme park and recreational area on Galveston Bay in Kemah.

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  • Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W NASA Pkwy, +1 281 332-1251. Known as the "Church of the Astronauts" during the 1960s, when astronauts John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Jerry Carr, Charlie Bassett, and Roger Chaffee were active members during their service with NASA. During Apollo 11, after having performed the first crewed landing on the Moon, ruling elder Buzz Aldrin privately celebrated Communion from the lunar lander. WPC still has the chalice that was used on the Moon, and celebrates Lunar Communion Sunday every year on the Sunday closest to July 20.

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