Men and women never thought they would send anything out in the space, let alone a crew in a spaceship. We all heard and saw stories of men on the moon, chimpanzees training to be astronauts and floating liquid bubbles in zero gravity atmosphere. Space is one of the few wonders I love. It’s infinite and we still yet have to learn more about what’s out there. I love science and it is just fascinating. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go see Endeavour at California Science Center.
It was so big and with my lens, I could only stand far enough in a corner and take bunch of snapshots. Then stitch it together with Photoshop. It’s not perfect but there is it. I do have a full picture with my iPhone, just slightly warped. But it was fascinating to see the shuttle. Orbiting in space, Endeavour logged in about 123 million miles. It is also the only shuttle named after children. The name is after the ship owned by Captain Cook. Its second flight broke grounds with Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to fly in space, Mamoru Mohri, the shuttle’s first Japanese astronaut and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple to fly on the same mission. After 25 missions, Endeavour finally had its last one on October 12 – 13, 2012. The crew took 56 hours to maneuver the shuttle from LAX to the center with the speed of 2 miles per hour and a lot of cutting trees. There are more facts at the center but the size is overwhelming.
It was fun and the center itself is always fascinating. Just be warned, there are a lot of kids with summer camps going on. And science always fascinate me!
And this one is always fun to do. I bet you could do with one hand!