Sunday, April 12, 2009

Huntsville Space Museum

On Wednesday Kathe, Mr. Howard, David, and I all loaded up the car and drove to Huntsville, Alabama to the Space Museum, which is the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. It was a lot of fun.

Mr. Howard with the Saturn V Rocket
Mrs. Howard with the Lunar ModuleI can't remember what is behind us:
The exterior of the Center: The Saturn V Mock-up
We also got to visit with Mr. Howard's cousin John (who is an engineer and lead design specialist for NASA) and he took us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the new technology NASA is using to fuse the metal for their Spaceships. It was a little intense, as we had to submit our social security numbers, undergo background checks, and get picture name badges before we could even enter the NASA grounds, but it was cool to see the actual technology they are going to use on a spaceship!!

Here's John explaining to Kathe, Mr. Howard, and David what he's working on:
Here is one of the machines created to fuse the metal used on the spaceships:

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