Kennedy Space Center invited their employees to invite their friends and families for a behind the scenes tour of the actual facility! Since my husband's best friend is employed there, we were included in this special event! Thanks John!! We love you!
And so the tour begins =):
This is the back end of the real space shuttle minus it's engines. They take them out after every flight to check them out before the next flight.
This is a shot of one of the moving walls inside the OPF (Orbitor Processing Facility). By moving the walls, the space shuttle can be brought in easily and then worked on once the walls move in close.
Here is the Space Shuttle inside the OPF. This is the under belly of the space shuttle. The green tags mark tiles that need replacing.
This picture speaks for itself =P
George in front of one of the Space Shuttle's engines.
Dad & son in front of engine.
How would you like a set of these at $4500.00 each?
This is a demonstration of just how much control they have over the crane they use. They have this monstrous wheel sitting on an egg. Interesting...
Dad explaining how it all works. These are the moments that I treasure being married to an extremely smart engineering minded man. =D
Now this is my type of tool! This is an airbrush!!
Learning happens all the time.