Friday, July 16, 2010

Skywatch Friday - NASA Space Center, Houston

Last weekend Sue and I drove down to Houston to see our good friend Matt who is in the hospital there.  He has had some serious health problems and needed some encouragement.  We had a great visit and met his new wife Karen.  While we were there we took a little time to visit the NASA Space Center which was very near the hospital.  There is a tram that takes you on a 45 minute tour of the whole facility to see lots of rockets and neat stuff.  There was a 30 minute wait for the tram so we decided to pass on the tour and go inside.

There were tropical storms over Northern Mexico and into the Texas Gulf coast.  It rained in front of us on the way down and behind us on the way back, but we ran on dry road.  Maybe somebody was looking after us.

Inside the museum is a kid paradise with wall to wall hands-on attractions that teach as well as entertain.  This is a panorama of the place. Click on the panorama to get a larger view.  I took 6 photos and stitched them together with Autostitch to get this.   If you are in Houston check out the Space Center.

Hang in there Matt!

9 comments:

The Write Girl said... [Reply to comment]

These are amazing sky photos...the clouds are so full. I love the reflection of the tree through the building. I hope your friend feels better. Take care.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't been to NASA since they built the "new" facility which is probably 15 years old now. We'll have to run down there with the kid. Great photos.

I hope your friend Matt gets better.

Mar said... [Reply to comment]

I love that reflection!! best recovery wishes to your friend.
Alpine summer skies

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

I am SURE somebody up there loves you and protecting you from the weather! Beautiful cloud picture and get well soon Matt.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Love your stitching although I think two of your people have lost their head!! I have never tried stitching although on my recent holiday I took 6 shots around a very very big dam that I might try to stitch. No people involved so wont try to play Marie-Antoinette!

Lisa Wilson said... [Reply to comment]

What great photos! Looks like a place that everyone should visit. I hope your friend Matt has a quick recovery!

Stay inside and try to stay cool! We have family on their way here from Tulsa ready to enjoy some cooler weather.

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Like that first one, with the reflection.

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonsoir.

Au moins à l'intérieur du Musée, il y a l'air conditionné ;-))
Bisous.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Hope your friend gets better!

The NASA is a fascinating institution, I'd love to visit. Looks so modern!