Lon has been talking about going to see the Space Center in Huntsville since he got home from Florida! This week, we had time for a quick overnight trip. It was slightly too far for a long day trip
We like to get on the road early.
Somehow it did not work out that way. It took us off the freeway onto country lanes and 35 mile an hour towns. We added almost an hour and a half to the trip by doing that. A seven hour ride turned into almost nine. I am not ever going to use an electronic map again. I can not trust them.
We picked up a paper map.
The one thing we did not think about was Alabama was on central time. That gave us back an hour to spend at the Space Center once we got there
moving ping pong balls around the maze with air. Lifting doors created suction to pull the balls to that door, or away from another. Lon mastered the maze
A Rube Goldberg type machine. It is fascinating to watch.
This section of the main building was about hands on kid's science fun
The Rocket Garden
We gave this a pass.
I wondered what this was.
We went and saw the Sky Lab exhibit, and that was very cool. They had a Rocket Scientist there who worked on SkyLab to talk to us about it!
He had a hat on that said, this is not rocket science, oh wait, yes it is! He was a very nice gentleman and I am sorry I did not get photos of him with Lon
I just bought some postcards for Lon to send later.
This was our day at the Huntsville Space Center. It was worth going out to see. Lon is now thinking about space camp! It looked like fun, there were many different camps going on all around us. Little kids, bigger kids, Lon's age kids. Boys and Girls.
Our next stop is Birmingham, just to spend the night before heading home.