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Johnson Space Center, Houston: Johnson Space Center, Houston, July 2017. See blog post. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
Mars Curiosity Rover, Johnson Space Center, Houston, July 2017. Control panel for Space Shuttle replica Independence, Johnson Space Center, Houston, July 2017. Space Shuttle Independence mounted on 747, Johnson Space Center, Houston, July 2017.  The shuttle is a replica but the 747 is one of those used in the program. Apollo 17 command module America piloted by Ronald Evans, Johnson Space Center, Houston, July 2017.  Apollo 17 was the last moon mission in 1972, making Harrison Schmitt and Gene Cernan the last men on the moon.  I thought we would be on Mars by the turn of the century, but American leaders had more mundane ambitions after Apollo. Gemini 5 capsule (Cooper and Conrad, 1965) in the rafters of the Johnson Space Center, Houston, July 2017.
Gemini space walk depicted in the rafters of the Johnson Space Center, Houston, July 2017.  However, this is Gemini 5 and I don’t think Cooper or Conrad made a space walk on that mission.  The first American space walk was Ed White on Gemini 4.  Artistic license? Mercury capsule Faith 7 flown by Gordon Cooper in 1963, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017. Apollo Lunar Excursion Module, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017.  A replica, of course. A depiction of the International Space Station, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017. Galileo shuttle craft from the Starship Enterprise, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017.  Unfortunately just a mockup.
Historic Mission Control, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017.  Back when America had ambitions, mission to the Moon were controlled from here. Redstone rocket used for Mercury missions next to a Saturn V engine, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017. Saturn V, Rocket Park, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017. Saturn V, Rocket Park, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017.

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