Monday, February 4, 2008

Visit to NASA Johnson Space Center

Last Weekend was a fantastic weekend for me!! Guess What??? I visited NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. To put it straight, I fell in love with this place instantly.

I had my friends reminding me that the Kennedy Space Center is interesting than the Johnson Space Center. But this trip was kind of more Informative. We got to see couple of the High Definition movies with "To be an Astronaut" stealing the show!! Astronauts on opposite sides working on fixing things out of the same Shuttle have a temperature difference of nearly 350 degree Centigrade!! I had a personal feel that any child who dreams to fly/explore the universe should see this movie.It clearly depicts as to how much ordeal these astronauts undergo as part of their training program. Do you believe that they undergo an intense training of two long years before boarding a Space Shuttle.Being an astronaut isn't a Cake walk.They are risking their life for the sake of mankind. There are chances that these people get hit by a passing asteroid. Unimaginable!!

There was another show "Living In Space" explaining how astronaust live in space .Even the simpler tasks like brushing,bathing,Eating food,Sleeping requires different training as they live on zero gravity. Just think how much dedication and determination is required to do these taks in a peculiar way rather than the usual way we have been tuned to in all these years!!

We had been on a Tram Tour around the entire premises which is more informative on the training side of it.We were explained about the Space Programs,Monitoring the Space Stations,how the astronauts are trained to do job on board and in Space station. Impressive one I should say.

Finally the Startship Gallery. Oh Boy!! You love it.. The gallery of all news clips,space shuttles,the models depicting the instruments used by astronauts on travel to Moon,lunar samples....more informative.

I should really agree that such places must also be visited rather than the Stereo-typed Theme Parks or fun Games.

13 comments:

  1. EnvyRam said...

    Hmm should have been a great experience ... could see that. Where is the snap when you tried one of those astronaut dresses, I am sure a place like this would have one for tourists? And I am sure you would have tried it ... :) did you?

    Been roaming around places which pleases the eyes all these days ... havent tried to be in a place that improves the intellect! I guess I would try if I get a chance.

    Good .. you have inspired me! :)

    Smiles,
    Vinayak

  2. Ramya said...

    Vinayak,

    Thanks for the comments.Yeah it was indeed a great experience.Hmm I did not get a chance to try those astronaut dresses. I doubt If we have an option there.Anyways got a chance to pose with the astronaut dress beside me :D..sure will pass on the snaps!!

    Cheers
    Ramya Ramani

  3. Priya said...

    Hi Ramya,

    Reading through your blog, I feel it should have been indeed a memorable and interesting trip.

    Hope you have got inspired a lot... I think the day for you to turn into an astrounat is not too far... :)

  4. Prabhu Aryan said...

    hei gud 2 hear that u visited NASA. can u tel me the locn yaar.
    ad btw whr u r located in google ma :-)

  5. Ramya said...

    @Priya,
    Yeah was really good. The first place I wanted to visit once I came to Houston.Biiiggg heeee for your comment that I would become an astronaut! But still kekka nalla irukku..solvangale then vandhu payudhu kadula madiri feel.

    @Aryan,

    I Visited Johnson Space Center in Houston!

  6. Priya said...

    Hey Ramya,
    Your blog ws such a inspiration for me to visit the NASA .... I have always wanted to visit ,but never got a chance to do so.... but nw I 'll try to visit it somehow b'fore I leave this country:) It must have been a very gr8 experience to you...... Keep Blogging!!!!

  7. Ramya said...

    @Priya
    Hmm It is a Great place to visit.Had a nice time.Bug your husband and you guys visit the Kennedy Space Center. It is near to your place i think!

  8. ANOOP said...

    Summa adhirudhu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Amaresh said...

    Ulagam Sutrum Ramya...

  10. சதங்கா (Sathanga) said...

    ரம்யா,

    ஆங்கிலப் பதிவுக்கு தமிழில் மறுமொழி :))

    நல்லா இன்ட்ரஸ்டிங்கா எழுதியிருக்கீங்க. எதிர்பார்த்ததை விட ஷார்ட்டான பதிவு. படிச்சுப் பாருங்கனு சொல்லிட்டு 'லிங்க்' குடுக்காம வந்திட்டீங்களே :( ஆனா தேடி புடிக்க ஒன்னும் கஷ்டம் இல்லை. இதோ வந்திட்டோம்ல :))

  11. Ramya Ramani said...

    \\சதங்கா (Sathanga) said...
    ரம்யா,

    ஆங்கிலப் பதிவுக்கு தமிழில் மறுமொழி :))

    நல்லா இன்ட்ரஸ்டிங்கா எழுதியிருக்கீங்க. எதிர்பார்த்ததை விட ஷார்ட்டான பதிவு. படிச்சுப் பாருங்கனு சொல்லிட்டு 'லிங்க்' குடுக்காம வந்திட்டீங்களே :( ஆனா தேடி புடிக்க ஒன்னும் கஷ்டம் இல்லை. இதோ வந்திட்டோம்ல :))
    \\

    வருகைக்கும் கருத்திற்க்கும் நன்றி சதங்கா :)

  12. Karthik said...

    Oh, I would love to visit there. Great job Ramya, thanx.

  13. Sondra said...

    Great work.