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LB Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Today we woke early but not as early as we had been. The Space Center doesn't open to 10am to the public, except the rocket park which opens at 9am. So we started the morning looking at the rocket park and getting clues to the final stage of a geocache, after that we drove to the …
Hot Springs, AR to Houston, TX
Well, here we are again!. What can I say, it was a loooonnnggg day. I will admit to sleep most of the morning and afternoon in the back of the van. It is now 8pm in Houston, we just got supper and to the hotel and are now settling in. All has been going well, well, kind of, you see today is …
... World and some entirely different - including bungy jumping off a crane and a giant pendulum (about 20m high) doing 360's with rotating carriages on the end. Few pics attached. In fact, one of the rides Mase and kids went on left Matt looking rather washed out - however he insists it was nausea from hunger not the ride. He did perk up after some pizza, so who knows?
We met up with some of the work colleagues about 4.30pm and waited around for another hour ...
... guide talked about the room-size computers than ran the space program in the beginning days having the memory of a current day smartphone ring tone, I am amazed. Much of the equipment we see is very similar to the equipment George worked on at Ford Aerospace/Lockheed. We see the actual Mission Control center for all of the Shuttle missions, we tour working areas and ...
... We still wanted to go, so I booked anyway. Now we would have to fly to LA to catch the tour package flight (with Air China) to Shanghai, our first stop. I was told to call back periodically to see if additional seats from Houston would open up. I called once a week for about three months with no luck. Then one day, the lady I talked to all the time told me she would get me two seats from Houston (I guess she ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking