The space shuttle and 747 are the centre's latest acquisitions
and the first thing you see as you enter the car park.
1,600 acres of land means making use of the free tram service.
The original Mission Control is now a US National Monument
and preserved exactly as it was in NASA's heyday.
Think Apollo 13 and Gene Kranz declaring that "failure is not an option".
Some buildings give an obvious clue as to what is inside.
But first sight of a Saturn 5 rocket still packs the wow factor.
The Boy Child wants to go to Mars.
Perhaps he could be persuaded that the moon is much nearer.
I feel a second visit may be on the cards before we leave Texas.