This past week Houston got to see an amazing bird!
Although the city was not happy with the outcome of where all the space shuttles end up, we at least got an opportunity to see one up close. Space shuttle Endeavour, on its way to California, made a fly over and an overnight stay here in Space City Houston. The space shuttle parked overnight at Ellington Field. A couple of thousand of people made the trek to Clear Lake City/Webster area in the Houston Metroplex. I was one of them.
Before going to class, I made the trip to see this shuttle. People parked as far as 2 miles away from the entrance to the tarmac. It was a well worth trek. The shuttle is an amazing bird on top of another amazing bird that is transporting it. I like planes, love flying, and this was just an overwhelming, once in a lifetime experience.
From only 100 yds away, I took several pictures. People were taking in this experience. NASA people, I’m sure, were happy to see up close something that many of them worked on/for in one way or another. For the city itself, being command central, the city was pleased and thankful that NASA gave us this opportunity (I Hope).
What is a place to visit when you come to Houston? Head down to Webster, TX to the Johnson Space Center. It is like the Disney, maybe ????, of anything astronaut and space. They do have a mock shuttle that you can walk in and see the astronaut environment. This is the only place in the nation that you can see this. There you go. For all astronauts and space enthusiasts – this is a must see.
OH TO BE AN ASTRONAUT!
Here are a couple of pictures I took of the shuttle. Enjoy.