Again I refer you to photos to tell the story.
|It's hard to tell the size of these from the picture. This engine on the bottom left, for example, is at least 15 feet in diameter!|
|Big whoop-di-doo....Standing by a moonrock. "No big deal", says C, "I have a meteorite from possibly Mars or somewhere!" She refused to be excited by this moonrock!!|
|Well, here they are ON the moon. And all this time I thought the moon had really soft, deep and dusty stuff covering it. In THIS area the ground was as hard as asphalt!|
|Powering a lunar buggy in an earth race, with bicycle power! (pretend).|
|C helping in a science demonstration. Here, she is trying to knock the cup off the lady's head with moving air.|
|This is what air is made of.|
|Trying out the Mars rock climbing wall. They climbed it at least 7 or 8 times. I'm hoping that'll help with sleep tonight!|
|Two people trying out space suits while building something, gloves and all. Plus, the chairs moved this way and that as they worked, simulating the movement outside a space shuttle, in space.|
|The space shuttle Pathfinder. You've never heard of this one? It was the prototype built to measure sizes, weights and other details related to moving the shuttle around on the ground and in the air.|
|The Hubble space telescope (in miniature). There were an extreme amount of models throughout the center which I didn't always capture on "film", although they WERE most interesting.|
|One of the rockets as we say good-bye.|
A little about the weather - it seemed to get colder as the day went by. Started out with clear skies and was moderately cool (7:30am is cool anyway). By the time we left, as you can see in this photo, clouds had moved in and it was definitely jacket weather. As they say, March came in like a lamb, so is prolly going to leave like a lion! Frost expected tonight!!