Saturday, 21 November 2015

Houston, we have no problem.

Today we went to Johnson Space Centre in Houston and had a look around and a tour of a few of the buildings. It was amazing to get an up close look at the Saturn 5 rocket that took Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong to the Moon - it's absolutely massive. We had a look in the room that housed the old Mission Control for most of the missions to space in the 60s and also the Space Vehicle Mock up Facility, where young up-and-coming astronauts train in realistic environments similar to space to prepare themselves for the final frontier.

The journey there included an interesting taxi ride where we talked about supercomputers and code with the driver and a bus trip that definitely didn't make me feel on edge the whole time. The way back as of this post has not yet even begun, because we had to wait for 2 hours extra for the bus.

Moral of the story: Don't go with Greyhound buses. Go with Bluebus!

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