The rocket which made it to the International Space Station which SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is going to have a special place at Space Center Houston. The Smithsonian affiliate museum has announced that it will display the SpaceX Falcon 9 first at the beginning of this summer. William Haris conveyed this news on May 8 at the Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Gala at The Ballroom at Bayou Place in downtown Houston. The event was organized as a fundraising event which was associated by the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation. The rocket is meant to be displayed outside in the open and it is going to be raised off the ground so that people could walk in and watch through the boosters.
William Harris, president, and CEO of Space Center Houston conveyed in an interview, “We’re excited to welcome Falcon 9 to our growing center, we are deeply grateful to SpaceX for their contribution. One of the things we’ve been wanting to do here is interpreting the history of the space program, but also interpret for the public what is currently going on and where we are going moving on into the future, With the relationship that NASA has with the commercial sector in support of the International Space Station and other missions, I felt we really needed to begin interpreting that as well.”
He also stated, “And one thing we are really emphasizing is showcasing innovation, What SpaceX has achieved with the reusable and landing rocket segments is really an achievement. It has had a big impact on the space industry in terms of costs and efficiencies.” Harris also added, “We are so excited that we got CRS-11 and CRS-13, because it was the first reusable rocket segment used for a mission to send cargo to the International Space Station for NASA, It is really appropriate because we [control the] space station from here in Houston and we have a major exhibit about the International Space Station.”