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Mission Control: Mission Possible

Our next stop was the Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Mission Control Center, or Building 30. It’s also know by its call sign: Houston. As in the first word spoken on the moon, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” … Continue reading

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Boy Oh Buoyancy

The Neutral Buoyancy Lab was our next stop. The huge pool is 40 feet deep and 200 feet long, with 6.2 million gallons of water. In the pool are mockups of the ISS and the shuttle payload bay. I presume … Continue reading

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Stimulating Simulating

The fourth stop of the NASA Tweetup, after Building 16 (SAIL), the Rocket Park, and the Food Lab, was the main event: the space shuttle motion simulator at the Jake Garn Shuttle Simulator and Training Facility. The fixed shuttle simulator … Continue reading

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Landing Photos

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Getting lots of photos of the landing and events afterwards from news, facebook and twitter friends, NASA folks, etc. Will post some here.

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Atlantis Landing In Just a Few Hours

First thing, open NASA TV in another window and watch while you read this. And if you’re looking at mission control, compare to this picture I took yesterday: There was a window with no signal from Atlantis (on the board … Continue reading

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Watching A Live Launch vs. Flying a Simulated One

After watching the real thing from only a bone-shaking 3 miles away a little over a week ago, now I’m off to something a little better and a little worse. I get to try the shuttle simulator at Houston. A … Continue reading

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Shuttle Stamp Covers

In the days preceding the final launch, KSC accepted stamped envelopes to hand cancel on the big day. They sold decorated envelopes and stamps (the Mercury issue with Alan Shepard) to make the covers there, but I presume they accepted … Continue reading

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