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I have lots of things I want to post to share the last few days with you, but all you really want to see are launch pictures, right? Right.
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
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
I’ve been in Houston for less than 3 hours, but according to the wise words of Hank Hill, Texan extrodinaire, I’m a Texan. The first vehicle that drove by was a man in a pickup wearing a cowboy hat. A … Continue reading
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
Here is a group picture of all 150 STS-135 NASA Tweetup attendees. It was just after 7:00 so we appeared on several national morning news shows who were doing live shots of the countdown clock. I’m about four over from … Continue reading
M&M candies made special M&Ms for the shuttle launch and passed out samples to all of us at the Tweetup. They are red, gray, and blue, and have printed either a shuttle (orbiter), 3-2-1 liftoff, or the date July 8, 2011. … Continue reading