The Eventful Day at the Johnson Space Center

by Character Queen

A few days ago we went to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX .  It is all about space. There is an Angry Birds in Space area, where you get to do some spacey stuff, and yes that involves Angry Birds.

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 The most eventful time was when my hat blew away!  I was devastated!  We had just finished touring the top of a space shuttle, and were headed to the stairs outside, when a gust of air blew my hat away.  It landed on one of the wings of the  plane!  It was hard to think what to do because I was crying. We were taken to the desk in front of the space shuttle and they promised we would get it back in a little while if they can get it down.  They couldn’t get it down right then, but they would get a big machine to get it after closing.

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inside shuttle soon before my hat blew away

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inside shuttle soon before my hat blew away

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right before my hat blew away

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a picture of my hat on the plane wing

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another hat picture

There was also a moon rocks area where we got to touch a moon rock.  It was smooth, and an awesome experience.  We also got to see moon rocks.  They had to be inside a glass case in nitrogen, because they would rust if they touched oxygen. Moon dust is made up of different minerals.

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the entrance to the moon rocks area

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moon rocks

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samples of the minerals round in moon dirt

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showing what the moon is made of

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the moon rock we got to touch

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someone sifting through some moon dust

We took a tram to the astronaut training place – it is gi-normous! There are full-scale models of modern and future space ships, for astronauts to train on and scientists to learn from.

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spidernaut and another robot

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a future space craft

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robonaut

Over all I think the trip was amazing!

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robonaut

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us in a replica ISS (International Space Station)

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on the walkway astronauts use to enter the space shuttle, right after the hat incident

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a Saturn 5

   

6 thoughts on “The Eventful Day at the Johnson Space Center

  1. Did you get your hat back? It must have been a favorite hat!

    I loved your use of “devastated”–such a strong, descriptive, author-y word! 🙂

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  2. Your hat got to “ride” on a plane at the Space Center – what a cool thing! That could be a good story with your hat describing its adventure.

    The space center was amazing. Good descriptions! I have been to Kennedy Space Center in Florida and to the Space Center and Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, but I have never been to the one in Houston. Your description makes me want to go to that one, also.

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