Chillin at NASA. As you do.

Recently, whilst in Texas, I found myself at a loose end for a day so my auntie and I decided to go to the NASA space station.

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I knew my mind was going to be blown and it was.

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First, we went into a little theatre and watched a short film about the beginnings of space travel. To the right of the screen was the actual lecturn, behind which Kennedy gave the famous speech about the US joining the space race, you know? You know the one? (I sure hope you do because, until I saw this short film, I did not know it.)

Next there were lots of space-type things, like spaceships and space buggies that had been in space.

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Then we saw some moon rocks. Obviously. Obviously there were moon rocks. I’m always hanging out with moon rocks. Just an ordinary day in my life….

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Then there was a little bit of moon rock in a glass box and you could put your hand in the box and touch the moon rock! I have touched a peice of rock from the moon! A little bit of something off something that is 250,000 miles away! 250,000!

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My mind. It is blown.

Then we went on a tour thing round the space centre. We visited the control room that was in use from 1962 to 1975.

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Then we went to see the Saturn V rocket, which was massive.

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That dark bit on the front (left of the picture) is where the astronauts stay. All the other bits are detached and stay in space.

After that, we had something to eat and went back to digest all the information. I still haven’t though….

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14 responses to this post.

  1. What fun, you must have been over the moon being able to make this trip to NASA.

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  2. OMG, I’m just :mrgreen: with envy! I managed to squeeze out a (very) few minutes to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida once while on a business trip, but despite all my trips to Texas, I never managed to make it here… 😥

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  3. My first year in the states was spent living in Houston and we went to the NASA Space Center as well. I don’t care how old you get, being at NASA makes you relive those childhood dreams of being in space. Unless of course you never wanted to be in space….

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    • Well, I wasn’t especially spacey when I was younger but Danda loves it and has a telescope etc so I’ve developed an interest/amazement more recently. And it boggles my mind. The views of the earth from space are incredible. I can’t comprehend the idea that you can be that far up, floating around. Madness.

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  4. I used to go to NASA quite often when I lived in Houston from 1977-1983.

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  5. I find all that so impressive and intriguing. Glad you do, too.
    Scott

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