Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Space Center Houston
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
An astronaut's uniform and propulsion device appear to fly past Earth at Space Center Houston in Clear Lake on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006. Last week's scheduled space shuttle mission was postponed due to Hurricane Ernesto.
Guests purchase tickets as mushrooms grow outside Space Center Houston.
An extravehicular-mobility unit (EMU) features many patches at Space Center Houston.
A lunar landing craft is displayed at Space Center Houston.
Children can attend the Superhero School located at Space Center Houston.
A space shuttle engine is displayed at Space Center Houston.
Guests can see a space shuttle pilot's area in a mock bulkhead area at Space Center Houston.
(Left) An extravehicular-mobility unit (EMU) is displayed at Space Center Houston. The unit functions as a portable spacecraft for astronauts and provides them with everything they need to survive in space.
(Right) An RX-5 hard suit is displayed at Space Center Houston. The suit is designed to protect astronauts from potentially deadly consequences of space exploration by functioning as space armor.
An astronaut's uniform and propulsion device appear to fly away from a space station model at Space Center Houston.
Space shuttle Atlantis was expected to lift off Sept. 6, 2006 at 12:29 p.m. EDT. It was postponed due to a electrical short in the shuttle's fuel cell coolant motor. When it launches, the crew's mission is to carry equipment to resume assembly on the International Space Station. It's the first time they've worked on the ISS in four years.
Since the Mission Control Center is at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Fayrouz and I visited Space Center Houston to get some file photos.