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... then if we felt that it took time away from the chapter, we wouldn't continue. The powers to be were amenable to that suggestion, so if things go as expected we will have another hat to wear for the next year.
Today we did more of the same as yesterday, walking through the vendors and coaches. There was an ice cream social this afternoon. It isn't the same as the Passport America ice cream social, but it was OK. ...
... for the Orion programme, which will see people land on Mars in the mid 2030s. It was a really interesting building and cool to see actual workers doing their stuff. Third stop on the tour was a look at a rocket that was built for the Apollo programme but never got launched due to funding being pulled. It was interesting to hear the retired rocket scientist talk about the three stages of the rocket and what powers each of them. The rocket is ...
... back to the moon, chances are this would be the
rocket to get us there." This is a quote from the Space Center Houston website, as they say it so much better.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day. A word of advice for anyone considering a visit here. Get there early and do the tour first. It fills up quickly and by the middle of the day, the wait times for the tour can be up to three hours. We were lucky, we only stood in line for half that long. Cheers!
... Today was the day that was a real pain, as we covered about 460 miles. Fortunately, the trip was broken up at decent intervals by the stops at two of the NP units--the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux, and the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette. These two (and the third, which we will get to on the way back to New Orleans) present a part of American history about which I knew nothing at all. I didn't even know ...
... craft into position to dock with the International Space Station. Another thing we saw was a 'robonaut' - a robot torso on wheels (a bit like a horse in shape). This robonaut has a head, torso, arms, hands and fingers. The fingers are designed in such a way that they are able to turn a page in a book with tearing or missing a page and type a full page of text without errors! Quite a feat of engineering!
The thing which impressed me the most was a ...