A Day In Space!
Trip Start May 01, 2010
70Trip End Aug 01, 2010
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I had a chance to do something I have always wished to do today. Kimmy and I went to the NASA Space Museum. It was awesome. I was blown away be the size of all the rockets.
The Saturn V which took the US to the moon in the 1960's was just unbelievable. It was as tall as a 32 story building! I always wanted to be an astronaut when I was a young man. Of course, I wanted to be a fireman and train engineer too, but really wanted to be an astronaut. I was a little boy at heart all day. :-)
We did everything in the museum. The IMAX-3D was great. It was a show about the Hubble Space telescope. Then, my next favorite was a "space ride" on the shuttle launch. It was very realistic. The astronauts agreed that this mock ride was very close to the real thing. The shuttle is traveling at 100 miles an hour by the time it is leaving the launch gantry
It was an exciting day, but also a bit sad. All NASA will be laid off in September. That is 23 thousand people. From engineers to Secretary's. Our country is experiencing some difficult times financially. I do hope we recover our ability to be the young, strong, and innovative again. Things seem to be rapidly changing. It is almost as some of our intestinal fortitude has been hidden and we are at a loss to discover it. I can't put my finger on it; however, I believe it has something to do with faith in our country. We seem to be moving away from the real superpower of why this country became great. Our faith in that Super Supreme Being that made us who we are. It is my prayer that we realize where this country's power originated. Vernae, I know you are a strong believer. Please help me in praying that our land will again discover that new, fresh energy that leads to abundance once again.