We started off with the tram ride, took 90 minutes and was worth every minute of it. We got to see the command center where the Apollo flights took place, where the moon landings were controlled. It was emotional for me, a lot happened in that room.
From the space station trainer to the prototype robots to the RV built for Mars to the building that holds a Saturn Rocket on display, it was all great! The building is a good sized building and the Saturn rocket is truly tremendous piece of hardware.
The movies, the moon rocks, the space suites ... it was a great day!
|Inside, tight quarters|
|seating for 3|
|When he said "Houston", he was talking to Mission Control|
|They stepped off the Earth|
|The vault that hold the moon rocks|
|The exhibit where you can touch a moon rock|
|The moon rock is worn smooth|
|A good sized building|
|I've got to get to Washington DC!|
|This is REALLY big|
|In the Skylab display, this was looking 'up'|
If you get towards the front of the tram you'll be towards the front of this part of the tour which only matters if you want hear the guide well while they talk of the new things.
|A robot to the left and the Mars RV towards the back|
|The RV for exploring Mars|
"Wow" Is all I can say about this day!
|Astronaut training happens here|
|New space vehicles|
|Looking to the right|