Best Western River City Hotel

Address: 1305 Front Ave., Decatur, Alabama, 35603, United States | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Decatur

    Last Day

    A travel blog entry by michael.harris on Jul 26, 2015

    10 photos

    ... articulate.
    They met Dottie Metcalf Lindenberger. Their name patches were removed and pinned back on so that their name was written the right way up.
    After the ceremony the students stayed with their team until 4pm. I went back to the education Centre and rested.
    Went to airport.
    Flight cancelled.
    Stayed at hotel.
    Caught flight next day.

    Day 6

    A travel blog entry by michael.harris on Jul 25, 2015

    7 photos

    ... out of the hula hoop on the floor.
    The bottle rolled at least 2 m longer than any other rover in the competition! Our team won that challenge.
    Chris presented his design of our mission patch.
    We met Dottie Metcalf Lindenberger. Awesome speech.
    Trouble staying awake.


    Day 5

    A travel blog entry by michael.harris on Jul 24, 2015

    1 comment, 14 photos

    ... the Ground Command Centre for all activities during orbit) so they were all there for a conference the next day. There were dozens of engineers and all totally obsessed with their work.

  • After tea we shared souvenirs. I now have a lot of hat buttons!
    Took lots of selfies and partied on while watching NASA TV.


  • Day 4

    A travel blog entry by michael.harris on Jul 22, 2015

    2 comments, 14 photos

    ... g forces. See video.

  • Did a Science experiment to make a space shuttle tile. We had to heat up the tile with a blow torch and protect an "eggstronaut". We used chickenwire and spakfiller, with sheets of cork and paper behind the spakfiller
  • Went to the massive imax theatre to watch a movie about the manned Orion Mission to Mars.
  • Met the robotics kids who had these amazing moon missions to complete. Every time the robotics kids were successful they ...

  • Day 3

    A travel blog entry by michael.harris on Jul 20, 2015

    4 comments, 13 photos

    ... Spencer my altimeter computer. He liked it.

  • Taken to secret Area 51 for team challenges. No photos of this but we found that good teams need trust, communication and humour.
  • Tour of the museum when it was closed. Looked at the Saturn 5 rocket, and had a group photo beside the Apollo 13 lunar module. Saw the rebuilt skylab and the oxygen tank that hit Australia. scuba tanks and students repairing equipment 6 metres below the surface. ...