Space Camp was an incredible week of learning, experiences, and teacher fellowship. There is no other experience I would have liked to have closed out my summer representing education in West Virginia. Our last day in Huntsville included some free time to visit the grounds of the Rocket Park and the Davidson Center. I had made short trips to these all week, but it was nice to go back and see it all one more time. I wish I could share every picture I took with you...but here's the highlight reel.
First, let's visit the Rocket Park one more time...
|I know...but you haven't seen it from this angle yet!|
|Centaur G-Prime designed to be carried on the|
space shuttle but was nixed after the Challenger disaster
|Info on the Centaur|
|Another view of the Saturn IV replica|
|View of the lunar module, Saturn IV, and Rockets|
|A space shuttle tire|
|The capsule that held Miss Baker and Abel|
|Berkeley in the Manned Maneuvering Unit|
|Okay, this was in the gift shop, but it's a space|
shuttle made out of KNEX. I love KNEX and Legos,
so I had to take a picture of it.
|Liquid Salt and Pepper in Space|
|Team Destiny with Bob Springer|
By this point, we were all a little tired and sad to leave each other, but it was time for graduation. This is where we received our wings walked across the stage with our team. A special addition to our ceremony was each of the teachers receiving a 300,000 Hours Unmanned Aircraft Systems coin from the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal as recognition for our year of service.
|Dorm mates suited up for graduation|
|It's time to graduate...but first, let's take a selfie :-D|
Photo by Ryan Devlin, Pennsylvania TOY
|Coin and wings|
|Team Destiny after graduation|
|An actual Quarantine Airstream used by the Apollo astronauts|
|Inside the Airstream|
|A peek inside|
|A replica of the inside of Skylab|
|Water filtration unit (I think)|
|Apollo Lunar Module|
|Not a great picture, but this is the computer or "brain" of the Saturn IV|
|Didn't you know astronauts wore flip-flops|
in the lunar capsule? (Just kidding)