42 Photos - Aug 7, 2013
Photo: NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)Photo: Lunch at the Surf Rider with the Spacetweeps! Angela & Tay :)Photo: Jason & Sasha at the Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC), which functions as NASA Langley's Visitor CenterPhoto: NASA Social SpaceTweeps introductions!Photo: With Michael & Lauren at the Apollo 12 capsulePhoto: Next day - Morning orientation at the Deputy Directory, Steve JurcyzkPhoto: Richard Boitnott, 7-year veteran of the Structural Dynamics BranchPhoto: My favorite picture of the day!  The camera-man grinning as he catches our excitement for stories about Neil Armstrong's lunar landing training at Langley!Photo: Your usual NASA bookcase, LOLPhoto: Tried to take a selfie with the Gantry, but that thing is just too darned huge!! Built in 1965 and riginally named the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF), built in 1965 -- and where all 24 Apollo astronauts simulated lunar landings.Photo: Angela & Michael under the Gantry. This 240 feet high, 400 feet long and 265 feet wide A-Frame is now called the Landing & Impact Research Facility (LandIR), and is a US National Historic Landmark!Photo: Flashback to the VASC -- here is *THE* lunar landing simulator used by Neil Armstrong at the Gantry! So cool. Oh, and a moon rock.Photo: Bobby Bissett at the NTFPhoto: Happy NTF EngineersPhoto: Off to the military base!Photo: Setting up at the piers to watch the space craft test! Some people take their photography more seriously than others ;)Photo: Orion capsule Stationery Recovery Test ... we haven't done these sorts of water capsule recoveries since Apollo days -- but this craft is nearly twice the size of Apollo crafts.Photo: Off the coast of the Norfolk Naval Air Station, seeing the Orion testsPhoto: Me, Angela & Lauren with the Orion and USS Arlington, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock of the US NavyPhoto: Orion! Thank you, Lockheed-Martin!!Photo: USS Arlington amphibious transport dockPhoto: Ridiculously photogenic Navy guys. Everywhere.Photo: Transport dock from the inside...Photo: Here I am up on the USS Arlington Flight Deck. I realized I really enjoyed saying "flight deck" :)Photo: Looking out on the Elizabeth River from the USS Arlington's bridge...Photo: After-work drinks at Afterburners :)Photo: ISS Module (left) and Orion Crew Module Mock-Up (right) at JSC Space Mockup-Facility (Bldg 9) in Houston, Texas.Photo: Astronaut David Saint Jacques in Orion Crew Module Mock-Up at JSC Space Mockup-Facility (Bldg 9) in Houston, Texas.Photo: Astronaut Terry Virts in Orion Crew Module Mock-Up
at JSC Space Mockup-Facility (Bldg 9) in Houston, Texas.Photo: My brother visiting the JSC Space Mockup-Facility (Bldg 9)
and checking out the internal Orion crew module subsystems.Photo: Poster board at the JSC Space Mockup-Facility (Bldg 9)
about the internal Orion crew module subsystems.Photo: Orion Crew Module and posters in the Lockheed-Martin tent 
at Press Site near Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, STS-35 Space Shuttle blast off! 
Cape Canaveral, Florida.Photo: Orion posters in the Lockheed-Martin tent 
at Press Site near Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, STS-35 Space Shuttle blast off! 
Cape Canaveral, Florida.Photo: Orion Crew Module in the Lockheed-Martin tent 
at Press Site near Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, STS-35 Space Shuttle blast off! 
Cape Canaveral, Florida.Photo: Orion poster in the Lockheed-Martin tent 
at Press Site near Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, STS-35 Space Shuttle blast off! 
Cape Canaveral, Florida.Photo: Orion Crew Module in the Lockheed-Martin tent 
at Press Site near Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, STS-35 Space Shuttle blast off! 
Cape Canaveral, Florida.Photo: Photo: Present day archaeological dig at Jamestown, near the James Fort.  Jamestown, Virginia.Photo: "Yames Towne" cargo tag that flew on Space Shuttle Atlantis!  STS-117.Photo: Tiny me at the site of the ship's first landing at Jamestown.  This spot is where the Susan Constant pulled ashore, on what would later be named the James River.Photo: Photo: Space Shuttle that carried the Yames Towne cargo tag into space - in the Jamestown Archaearium