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When knitwear met NASA

Monday, 16 January, 2012

This, by far, is the best thing about Houston.

We visited Johnson Space Center on Saturday, which for a space nerd like me was both completely heavenly – the Scientist and I are touching a moon rock here –

and completely unsatisfying because I had to stay behind the glass and not play with anything in Mission Control.

Charlie checking out the mock up of the International Space Station in the Astronaut Training Center.

The full sized Space Shuttle simulator was being dismantled because there are no more manned space flights in this country. We’ve gone from pioneers in space exploration to space hitchhiker.

We couldn’t decide who would get to drive this awesome rover once we get to another planet.

The following pictures could all be captioned as Things I wanted to steal but couldn’t:

A moon rock

A piece of Skylab

The beginnings of my super awesome sandbox

We were able to see a Saturn V rocket, which were used during the Apollo era. Isn’t it sad that this technology is 45 years old yet it’s better than anything we’ve come up with since?

Charlie is ready to blast off

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Monday, 16 January, 2012 1:47 pm

    I love it. Looks like you had a great, nerdy time! We went to Kennedy Space Center when we visited Kid2 at school in Orlando, and loved it way more than Disney World and Epcot. Guess we’re not theme parkers, but we like our science.

  2. Linda Mesavage permalink
    Tuesday, 17 January, 2012 4:52 pm

    What a fun trip!

  3. Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 5:05 pm

    looks like you had a fun trip

  4. Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 8:09 pm

    Wow! It must be so interesting…

  5. Janew permalink
    Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 10:16 am

    Looks like a brilliant trip, but no pics of you knitting in a shuttle – shame.

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