Sunday, July 16, 2017

First Full Day in Houston - Tour of the City and Trip to the Johnson Space Center

We walked over to a neighboring hotel and got on board a bus that gave us a tour of  Downtown Houston.  Many of the tall buildings looked relatively new as the city has grown greatly.  I must assume that the ubiquity of air conditioning spurred the growth of the city which is very spread out.

From there the bus took us about 25 miles to the Johnson Space Center.  The museum offered many artifacts of the history of NASA from the 1950s to the present.  There is actually capsule that went into space during Project Mercury in the photo above.  There were plenty of activities for kids there as well.

We boarded a tram that gave us a tour of the Johnson Space Center.  We entered a few buildings including the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center.  NASA is now into Project Orion which will bring man back to the moon and beyond.  The goal is to land a man on Mars by 2035.  Will that happen?

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