Saturday, July 28, 2007

Space Center Houston

We went down to the Johnson Space Center a couple of days ago.

If you're ever in Houston, it's worth the half day to get down there and tour the facilities. If you like that sort of thing. I had never been and I'm a lifelong resident of Houston.

I suggest, however, that you go on a non-rainy day. Part of the tour consists of going from building to building over a 1600 acre campus. One rides on a tram and when it is raining, one gets soaked. Our experience confirms this.


The 2 pictures above are in the astronaut training building where mockups of the shuttle and the Russian Soyuz program are located.

These are some actual capsules on display.


Space Shuttle Cockpit.


Mary Christine said...

That looks very neat. Have a Happy Saturday dAAve.

Scott W said...

Been here 30 years and have no desire to visit NASA. But I would like a studio as big as that room that houses the space shuttle.

peanut said...

Dear dAAve,

thank you for sharing some of your tour.

I wish they had had that set up when I was a kid. My parents would have had to take me. I wanted to go into space sssooooo badly.

Playing in a simulator would have been a fulfilling experience.
I followed the Mercury Mission and still have all the paper clippings.


Pam said...

I have driven past NASA lots of times and pointed saying "there's NASA" but have never taken the tour. Thanks for showing off some Texas stuff here in Higher Power Land.

Gwen said...

Reid and John would love it. I never went to places like that till I got married. Now I follow them around to everything just enjoying watching them.

Hope your enjoying your weekend.


Todd HellsKitchen said...

Sounds like an interesting field trip!

johno said...

WOW!! I'd like to visit one day