One attraction we wanted to visit was the Houston Space Center. While the main building is geared towards kids, the tram ride and the tour of the buildings was fun. There are two different tram rides you can take. The one we were on took us to the astronaut training facility. With a lift off just a few weeks away we had a pretty good chance of seeing some astronauts in training. As luck would have it, we toured the building at lunch time. Or so way guessed. There was really no one in the building. Oh well, there’s always next time.
Despite not seeing anyone training, we still had fun. Also part of the tram tour is the Saturn Rocket building. They have the actual Saturn Rocket that was in space, before they retired it, on display. It’s amazing to see how huge this thing was. We took tons of pictures.
When you are dropped of at the main building again it’s a good idea to look around. In the back is all the various space suits that different astronauts wore while on there missions. David noticed how short the astronauts suits were. I guess they had to be tiny to be comfortable in the space shuttle. On the back wall was group photos of all the astronauts that ever went into space. They also had a space shuttle mock up that you could go into and see the cockpit. Lots of buttons and switches do not even begin to describe it. And talk about small quarters. I don’t think I could fit into those seats, let alone a grown man. No wonder they had to be small.
If you find yourself in the area, the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX is a fun few hours of exploration.