To those who look beyond the horizon and wonder, NASA’s journeys have been inspirational.
We remember where we were on 21st July 1969; Roger at home in Wimbledon in front of the family’s b&w tv, Hilary on holiday watching on Swedish tv with her parents. Grainy images of Neil Armstrong descending onto the moon are part of our lives.
Now – 48 years later at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre near Houston – we saw a full size prototype of the Saturn V rocket and sat in Mission Control. This was a travel experience to treasure.
We expected to stay at the touristy Space Centre for a couple of hours but ended up leaving late afternoon. It was not only a wonderful nostalgic trip. As you may know, NASA are now actively working towards a manned Mars landing in the 2030’s, so there were plenty of pitches for continued funding.