Staybridge Suites Houston-Willowbrook
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... are a few luxurious items I wouldn't mind having. Bob has decided he can handle a diesel and a bath and a half would be nice to have.
Also yesterday, Bob and I were asked to step into the position of Golf Carts/Radios Lt when the current Lt becomes the Captain. We were told by one person that he really liked how we work and catch on to things fast. We talked about it and decided that we would try it for a the next ...
Our main reason for being in Houston was to visit the Johnson Space Center (JSC). We arrived at 10am and got a spot right by the entrance, because there were not many people there. We immediately jumped on the site tour. First stop was the actual ground control center used for the 60s to 80s rocket launches. The current ground control center is one floor down. Second stop on the tour was a building where they are developing vehicles and ...
... a talk by Dr. John-David Bartoe who is a retired astronaut. Dr. Bartoe flew on 'Space Shuttle Mission 51-F Challenger, SpaceLab 2'. He was engaging and told good stories of traveling and life in space. Our takeaway from his talk, and this made us both drop our jaws, was regarding the Orion mission to Mars. It will take approximately 9 months for the astronauts to reach Mars, BUT there is work being done on a plasma-propulsion engine, and if that work is completed and tested ...
... air-conditioned van driven by someone who works in Level 9, and hosted by someone who, if our experience is anything to go by, worked at NASA for many years, rather than a trained docent.
This was the highlight of the trip for me. (I took roughly 550 pictures today--by far the most of the trip and on a par with every day in Alaska last year!--a small sample accompany this entry, along with more detailed information about what we ...
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte and then on to Houston.
We checked into our Hotel, the Double Tree Inn and then made our way to the George R Brown Convention Centre for the look at the Quilt Convention facilities
Excitement is mounting.
We Registered, picked up our Convention Bags, pins etc. checked where we needed to be and when for our upcoming classes.