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The history of the center is the history of America's human space flight program. Both illustrate the determination and the vision of people to rise to unexpected challenges and to work together to attain success.
Accodring to NASAFacts JSC 04264, construction on the Johnson Space Center began in April 1962 and the facility officially opened in September 1963. The info in this article doesn't seem to fit with those dates. Accord to the history section in this article, the facility was "opened in 1961". According to the NASAFacts paper, Houston wasn't even announced as the site until September, 1961. It's highly unlikely that they could have built and opened the Johnson Space Center within 4 months of announcing the city it would be built in. I'm going to go ahead and change the info in the article. If anyone knows something I don't, feel free to change it back. Kaldari (talk) 03:12, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
This has been fixed. Fallacious thinking: Manned Spacecraft Center refers to not just a building, but to an organization. The article today mentions how it was created from the Space Task Group and began its operations soon thereafter, from its original site and then in leased space in Houston until the physical plant was completed. JustinTime55 (talk) 14:44, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
Minor point but I see some sources that list the opening date as Sept. 1963 and some list Feb. 1964. I assume the discrepancy is probably when the site began operations and when the site had its opening ceremonies but does anybody know the details? --Mcorazao (talk) 17:56, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Very interesting; and it gets even stranger: the NASA monograph Suddenly Tomorrow Came says it "formally opened for business" in June 1964. Unfortunately, the references for the Sept. 1963 date are no longer available online. I'll try to keep digging. JustinTime55 (talk) 22:11, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
NASA obviously isn't currently training its astronauts to fly a retired spacecraft (unless that is considered generic background training.) Information is needed about exactly how, and for what what (if anything) they're being trained today. JustinTime55 (talk) 14:48, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
Undue weight in Space Shuttle history subsection
Sorry if anyone thinks this tag is overkill (that's Wikipedia's fault for not having more specifically appropriate templates), but I just wanted to call attention to the fact this section consists only of negative info: two shuttle disasters and a hurricane. Can't we have at least a paragraph neutrally written about how the historic Apollo command center was upgraded and handled the needs of the Shuttle program? Also, maybe the second paragraph goes out of scope when it mentions the second national service for the Columbia astronauts; what's relevant is the events held at JSC. JustinTime55 (talk) 21:00, 6 December 2013 (UTC)