Joe, Ma and Pa do NASA
Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please come along as Joe, Bruce and Mary take the NASA tour… in Houston!
Following is a slide show of NASA’s Shuttle Program:
I didn’t realize that the International Space Station, the destination of most ofÂ those shuttle flights, was so big! You can Spot the Station whenever it goes overhead by signing up to this site and NASA will tell you when to look up. Mary has done this for years and waves at them every time. So far, no one has waved back… that we know of.
We had a choice of Mission Control Centers, we chose this recently built, as yet un-populated one, just so we could say we were there. This one will handle the Orion Mars Mission. Scheduled lift-off? 2033. Selected astronauts? They’re in the 6th or 7th grade now.This is the historic Saturn V rocket which powered the Apollo Missions.
Following is a slide show of the three stages:
Do you remember where you were when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on the Moon? I am embarrassed to say that I do not. But, if I am still plodding this earth in 2033, I will remember what I was doing when Man first sets foot on Mars. For a preview of that, please check out National Geographic’s docu/drama, Mars.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Hasta proximo Domingo!