Have you ever asked why NASA set up camp in Texas?
In 1961, NASA declared Houston as home to the Manned Spacecraft Center which would fill in as Mission Control Center for the U.S. human space flight program.
The ideal site that NASA was searching for at time would meet the accompanying standards: transportation in sans ice water by freight boat, a mellow atmosphere, all-climate business fly help, a Department of Defense (DoD) airbase that could deal with military stream airplane, a college close by, at any rate 1,000 sections of land of land, and property that fell inside certain cost boundaries.
Houston initially came in runner up out of 23 likely locales at the end of the day won after it was resolved the MacDill Air Force Base close to Tampa, Fla., NASA’s best option for the site, would not be shut.
As indicated by NowThisWorld, the triumphant wasn’t an amazement the same number of government officials at the time were from Texas, including then VP Lyndon B. Johnson who the space place is named after today.