SPACE CENTER HOUSTON TOUR - Sunday, November 14, 2004
Today I have plans to visit Space Center Houston, the official Visitor Center for the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. After a short drive from my van camping digs I arrive at the Visitor Center all rearing and ready for some good ole touring.
The tour itself is rather fun and fascinating. I first partake in the Tram Tour that takes me through the old Mission Control Center, Hanger X, Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, and Rocket Park. Following the Tram Tour I concentrate on the Visitor Center, a large building containing a myriad of space-related exhibits, including spacesuits, a mockup of the Space Shuttle, Moon rocks, actual spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Projects, computer flight control simulators, a Lunar Lander, and a variety of interesting informational displays.
After spending more than 5 hours touring the complex, I hop in the van and travel due west to San Antonio, TX where I have plans tomorrow to visit The Alamo. Upon arrival I quickly find a van camping spot where I soon retire for the evening.
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