Our next DARC/Skynet field trip is March 10th.
At least five folks are headed to Houston to see the history making Apollo 11 Command Module. Piloted by Michael Collins in July of 1969, the Command module “Columbia” circled the moon while astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. After jettisoning the Lunar landing Module on the moon, Columbia returned to earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.
The legendary spacecraft is on tour around the United States for the first time in nearly 50 years. It’s currently at “Space Center Houston” in Houston, Texas.
Our Field trip will leave from “Dallas Medical Center” 7AM sharp. We will be car pooling to Houston, spending 3 or 4 hours visiting the complex. But wait, there’s more. Also at “Space Center” is the Apollo 17 Command Module, the Skylab training module, Gemini 5, Mercury/Faith 7, the 747 Shuttle Carrier, Orion mock-up, and Star Trek’s Galileo 7 shuttlecraft full size prop. So there’s plenty from the past, present, and future to see.
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