For our second day in Houston, D & I decided to take the boys to the NASA Johnson Space Center. When I was twelve, I visited NASA with my church youth group. I remember wanting to go to Space Camp there.
We arrived at Space Center Houston just as they opened. We asked one of the workers what would be the best thing to do before the crowds grew larger. He suggested we take the Red and Blue Tours. The Red Tour took you to the astronaut training area and the Blue Tour took you to the Mission Control area. Each tour took about an hour.
We went back to the Space Center after the Red Tour and had to wait in line for about 25 minutes to catch a tram for the Blue Tour. The trams really started to fill up fast. Every seat was taken.
The boys were VERY excited to get back to the Space Center so they could explore the Mythbusters area. There were a lot of neat experiments set up that the Mythbusters crew had investigated on the show. The Slow/Fast lanes were trying to see if you get more or less wet when walking or running through rain. Boogs ran round and round in circles on this.
We took a lunch break after we finished playing in the Mythbusters area. Then, we watched a film about space exploration in the Space Center Theater before touring the Starship Gallery.
We left NASA and headed over to D's uncle's house for dinner and a visit. It was almost nine by the time we made it back to the hotel. We let the boys swim a bit before bed.
I'm glad I was able to take Boogs to NASA. He enjoyed it but said he does not want to be an astronaut. He was more interested in being an engineer to work with those robots.