The many displays, ranging from astronauts’ suits to the inside of a space capsule, exercise equipment to flight simulators, fascinated all of us, regardless of age. We tried on astronaut’s helmets and learned about the various space missions, tried out a simulator and browsed through the gift shop.Several movies were available to watch, and live shows in the cafeteria kept everyone entertained. Sponge Bob was there, and a huge yellow python got “up close and personal”! There was also a diving show outside the cafeteria, with talented penguin-dressed high divers.
The lines for special displays and the tram tour of Johnson Space Center were exceptionally long, but we hope to return for a follow-up visit when it is NOT a vacation time for Texas schoolchildren! Everyone really enjoyed the day in spite of the crowds and deemed it a definitely-worthwhile trip.