Saturday, June 14, 2008

Astronaut Hall of Fame

(Click on the photos for larger images.)

After watching the space shuttle land we went to the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Apollo 14 command module. Three men flew to the moon and back in this spacecraft in 1971. There are scorch marks at the base from re-entry.

Inside the Apollo 14 command module. You can see the astronauts' seats and some of the controls. From this angle they would have been lying on their backs, feet up.

A tire from the Apollo moon rover.

It is amazing to think that we sent men to the moon when journalists still used manual typewriters. There were no laptops. That technology came later as a result of the space program.

A display showing the space shuttle design process.

The Hubble telescope. The space shuttle delivered and repaired the Hubble from the highest orbit ever flown.

Prototype of a Coke machine for the space shuttle.

Aviator helmets of famous astronauts.

Here I am in the shuttle landing simulater.

There are so many artifacts to see. I've been here twice and each visit I discovered something new. An admission ticket from Kennedy Space Center includes admission to the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

More of my photos from the Astronaut Hall of Fame

Related links:
Astronaut Hall of Fame
Kennedy Space Center

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