46 Photos - Mar 23, 2012
Photo: Nestled in the gorgeous green hills of Oakland, CaliforniaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Chabot Space & Science CenterPhoto: Living and working and eating in space!Photo: No paste or Tang here, it;s all about the appetizing menu on the space station!Photo: Well okay, there are some pastes... Russki beet soup, anyone??Photo: Tasty fish! No, really. :)Photo: Exercising in space! Sometimes, we have to grow into the equipment...Photo: USSR Soyuz Capsule!Photo: A peek inside the Soyuz Descent Module used in the 1980s... door hatch partially visible on left.Photo: Backing up to get the entire hatch in the picture.  It is just stunning to think that three people fit inside there!  TIGHT SQUEEZE!Photo: Capsule windowsPhoto: Russian suits... on left, the Sokol KV-2 and on the right, an under-garment with tubing for cooling water against the skin.  An Orlan suit would then be worn over this.Photo: Close-up of the Sokol suit used during launch, showing the name tag of the owner :)Photo: Russian Orlan EVA suitPhoto: Orlan & helmet close-upPhoto: My favorite part of any museum exhibit... what NASA has done for the world!Photo: Sputnik 2 "dog cabin" replica... wow, so small!Photo: Sputnik 2 carried Laika into space (1957), where she died...Photo: The Mercury seatPhoto: I'm tiny. Think that grown men about a foot taller than I had to fit inside this thing!Photo: Jill trying out the controls.Photo: JoystickPhoto: Astronaut heights.Photo: Lunar footprintsPhoto: Neil Armstrong's bootsPhoto: Rex settles the crowd before showing some Shuttle films.Photo: Rex posed for pictures afterward, and was kind enough to hold a Flat Stanley for one of my friends kids.  Made one little boy in Scotland very happy! :)Photo: Me with Rex... it is the MOST fun to meet an astronaut who grew up only a stone's throw from where I did!  w00t!! :)Photo: Thumbs up for The Right Stuff!