NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

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NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

Sat 29 May 2010, 4:07 pm

During this years US trip I was lucky enough to get a tour at NASA in Houston. Guide for the day was Ken Cockrell a 5 times Shuttle mission pilot / commander - bit of an aviation god really ! A fantastic trip with a couple of really quite surreal moments , one being able to sit in the pilots seat of the NASA shuttle training aircraft (converted G2),while Ken went through the controls .Another was sitting in the pilots seat of the NASA Guppy looking out of the window watching a B-17 in the circuit - thought i'd gone back in time !
Anyway some pics from a great visit , the only problem from a photo point of view was the heat haze ,there was lots of it and the temperature was mid 90s :cool:
Couldn't believe my luck when I saw this on the pan visiting from El Paso..................

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Then it went out for a few circuits !

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After landing I was allowed inside the Guppy cockpit,while this did several circuits............

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A few of the locals........

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The current weightless wonder

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and the old one

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One of the WB-57 was away and the other on maintenance................

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a nice visitor , a LA ANG F-15D

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and some more of the local traffic.............

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Hope they were of interest, best regards, Mark

Re: NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

Sat 29 May 2010, 6:05 pm

Belting set Mark. Love those T-38's. Was it an open house day or a work trip that got you in there?

Re: NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

Sat 29 May 2010, 6:10 pm

Those T-38's are beautiful and the Super Guppy always makes me laugh. :grin:

Great set, thanks for sharing. :clap: :clap:

Re: NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

Sat 29 May 2010, 10:52 pm

Very nice set Mark, looks like a great visit, didn't know the Guppy was still flying, what a catch :clap: :clap: Cheers Kev

Re: NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

Fri 04 Jun 2010, 5:32 pm

Lordy Lord....superb Guppy. Thanks for showing this beauty

Re: NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

Fri 04 Jun 2010, 7:33 pm

Ace set there realy love the Guppy :clap:

Re: NASA Ellington/Johnson space centre ,Houston

Sat 05 Jun 2010, 11:59 am

Good set, you've got to appreciate the Guppy photos but that's one ugly bird.
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