Here’s our selfie on the tram waiting for our tour.
I thought it was fun that cows were grazing between the buildings.
Each mission creates its own badge. They’re displayed in the command center, among other places, but here are the badges for all the missions that trained at this training facility.
These are components for the International Space Station. They’re big enough for a person to move through.
I liked this guy. He looks like a toddler on his first snow day.
This is the command center used from 1965 to the mid 90s. When it was decommissioned, it was restored back to its 1965 condition. It’s an historic landmark now.
More of the ISS modules.
This round thing is one of the Soyuz modules that take three people at a time to the Space Station. You can see how big it is by comparing it to the table on the platform beside it, or even the stairs. It’s a tight squeeze.
This is the proposed Mars capsule. It’s the size of a SUV on the inside. Just enough room for 4 astronauts to sit for the months-long journey to Mars. Obviously, that’s not going to work too well.
Some of the small robots they’ve developed to do all kinds of tasks in space and on other worlds.
Shower in space.
It was April Fool’s Day, so the cafeteria at the museum served purple potatoes with pink gravy. It wasn’t great, but we were starving.
The rocket engines are enormous.