On our way to Space Center, we drove out to Fort San Jacinto Historic Point. Not much to see of the fort, but it's an awesome view of Galveston Bay and the ship channel to Houston.
|Fort San Jacinto is summed up in this sign.|
|Awesome view of big ships and the ferry in Galveston Bay|
When we walked past Texas Heroes Monument on our Volksmarch it was too dark to photograph. This memorial to the Heroes of the Texas Revolution is made of marble and granite. The female form of Victory holds a laurel wreath.
|Texas Heroes Monument|
|"Open Gates" (ironic because I found the |
gates closed and locked)
|Beautiful columns and pinkish Belgian brick |
with hand-cut Texas limestone.
|Old Gates architectural style is neo-Renaissance.|
|Welcome to Galveston|
|Estuary with oil refineries in background|
Our goal today at Space Center Houston is to see the movies we missed yesterday and finish looking at the museum. We accomplished most of what we wanted.
|Lunar module cockpit trainer|
The mock up of Skylab was interesting.
|Bob heading into Skylab - America's first Space Station|
|Zero gravity meal above,|
zero gravity shower below.
|Weightless maneuverings in space. Notice the |
handrails in all different positions on the wall?
|Hangin' with the astronauts.|
|Demonstration of how astronauts sleep.|
|Mary, Robert, Linda, James and Bob|
Travel Bug out.