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Lens Artists Challenge – Interesting Objects

We visited the Houston Space Center in 2017 and Kennedy Space center in 2018. Both were very interesting, with Kennedy being more comprehensive. The photos below show some of our early space travel. We have come such a long way, but even then, the technology was amazing.

The first is a Lunar Training Vehicle (aka Moon Buggy) which was used on earth to train the astronauts. The “real” ones were driven on the moon in the Apollo missions of 1971 and 1972.

Next is the Mercury 9 “Faith 7”. Piloted by Gordon Cooper, Faith 7 flew May 15-16, 1963, and was in orbit for 34 hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds, orbiting the Earth 22.5 times. With that flight, Cooper set the record at the time for spaceflight by an American.

Last is the Apollo 8 Firing Room. These are the actual consoles used during the 1968 mission.

If you ever get a chance to see either of these space centers, they are well worth the price of admission.

To join the LAPC, you can find to info here – https://pilotfishblog.com/2022/01/15/lens-artists-photo-challenge-182-interesting-objects/

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