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SPACE RESEARCH: I consider myself extremely fortunate to have lived through the amazing early era of Space Research, Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin's first Space Flight, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and the Space Shuttle eras, all astounding achievements. I am visiting Space Centres and Museum Exhibits commemorating Space Research.

Please click on the heading or associated image to be taken to the dedicated page/s covering the event.....

HOUSTON SPACE CENTRE:

My first opportunity to visit a NASA Space Centre, the Houston Space Centre included some good, albeit limited exhibits. I was surprised at the inclusion of so many Fun Park type Exhibits in the Main Foyer, conversely the visitor was required to 'seek out' the Moon Mission Exhibits tucked away in a corner, very disappointing. A highlight was the adjacent Johnson Space Centre which included a massive Saturn 5 Exhibit.

The 'clickable' image depicts a mock up of a NASA Mercury Capsule, suspended in the Houston Space Centre.

NASA:

NASA, where does one begin, so much has been achieved by some very brave individuals. The history of NASA is somewhat chequered but the overall accomplishments, just staggering.

The 'clickable' image (web pic) is a group shot of the original NASA 'Seven', very special men trained to become Astronauts, they ultimately achieved success in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs, John Glenn (third from left) went on to become a US Senator.

I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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