Marshall develops space transportation and propulsion technologies, manages Space Shuttle propulsion elements and science aboard the International Space Station and pursues scientific breakthroughs in space that will improve human life here on Earth. These programs are available on a limited schedule and are subject to cancellation based on national security alerts.
International Space Station Payload Operations Integration Center
The Payload Operations Integration Center is responsible for NASA’s on board science operations for the International Space Station (ISS), and is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Payload Operations Center communicates with the astronauts on board the ISS on a daily basis and can remotely operate on board science and technology experiments. There is a viewing area at Marshall where student tours can observe the control room operations.
The Heritage Gallery is a museum to learn about the history of Marshall. The gallery displays models, artwork, and multi-media productions to illustrate contributions the Center has made to the U.S. Space Programs. The gallery includes a full-size replica of the Lunar Rover Vehicle that Marshall developed for astronauts who travelled to the moon. The Gallery also focuses on the role Marshall will have in the nation’s future space programs.