Yesterday my cousin Chris invited me to come along to an open house at NASA. Here are some pictures from my journey.
Our first stop was the logistics building. Inside of this building I met some robots.
Here is the lair of one of the robots:
The robot that lives here spends all day retrieving various yellow bins. The people from NASA filled one of the bins with candy, and the robot was sent to grab some of it for us. I did not eat any of this robot candy but from what I hear it was delicious.
This is one of the robots:
Our next stop was a fancy building with lots of windows and A FORBIDDEN 5TH FLOOR and lots of cubicles.
I forgot to take any pictures here, but believe me when I say the cubicles were lovely.
Our next stop was “The Very Large NASA Building That is Very Large.”
It is difficult to describe exactly how large this building is. But to give you a proper sense of scale, each of the stars in the American flag painted on the side of the building is the size of a small planet.
This is the building where they store all that “space” we keep hearing so much about. When you listen to a news story about NASA’s newest space exploration, this is probably where it took place.
I was expecting the inside of the building to be filled with dinosaurs and ancient Roman gods, but instead it was filled with this:
This is the place they hide the Space Shuttle when the Russians walk by. We don’t want the Russians to know we have space ships.
Speaking of space ships, they had pieces of their newest vessel “Ares” available for viewing:
I’m told this stuff is very expensive and probably costs well over a thousand dollars.
This was a fun sign:
I always feel more comfortable around fallout shelters.
Our final event of the day was to see the Space Shuttle itself – two of them, actually, on their respective launch pads.
After all this we went and ate lunch at a NASA cafeteria.
I had macaroni and cheese. It was mediocre. NASA can construct space ships but they have difficulty blending cheese and noodles correctly.
I hope that congress increases NASA’s budget so that they can build more space ships and one day solve their macaroni issues.