|Orion Capsule, which will be used for Mars Exploration|
Since we are so close to Houston and since Marty is a bit of a space geek we decided to take the VIP tour at NASA. They only take 12 people on each of these tours and they only have one of these tours a day except for Friday when they do two. We signed up for the 11:45 tour on Friday. I wasn't crazy about going on this tour, I am not much of a space person and have already toured the Kennedy Space Center but we'll probably never have this opportunity again so with some trepidation I decided to go. We took lots of pictures and
I did try to put the photos in chronological order but it wasn't working out so well as you can tell.
|Sitting in the old Mission Control Center, note the speaker under the left monitor where the historic words were transmitted|
This man, David Cisco is one of only two people who worked on the Apollo missions and is still working at the Johnson Space Center. The mirror, which was flown on Aquarius LM-7 to the moon in April of 1970 was returned by a grateful Apollo 13 crew to "reflect the image" of the people in Mission Control who got us back. They had it hung over the water fountain so that every time they got a drink of water they would remember the gratitude of the Apollo Crew - Lovell, Swigert, and Haise.
|Sitting in the cockpit of the Space Shuttle|
|Two Nasa space suits, note the gold face shields|
|"Selfie" taken in the reflection of the gold face shield|
|Next generation robot explorers|
|Space Shuttle Training Center|