When knitwear met NASA
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