Friday, May 29, 2009

5...4...3...2...1...BLAST OFF!

When Daddy returned last week, he brought with him two of his classmates who were making their way to Vegas before heading back to their families. We had so much fun with Mr. Rob and Mr. Steve!
Lately, Gehrig has been into everything relating to space: planets, stars, moons, space shuttles, rockets, etc! So, it was such a wonderful surprise to find out that Mr. Steve was a missileer! And not only that, but there is a missile museum less than 10 minutes from our house!
So, the next morning, after Chris made us a delicious breakfast, we headed south to the Titan Missile Museum, the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. While there, we got to take a one hour walking tour of the underground missile site where we saw the 3-ton blast doors, the 8-foot thick silo walls, and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. We were also able to visit the launch control center and experience a simulated launch! The best part was that we had our own personal missileer with us to answer any questions that we had!

Mr. Steve and Gehrig take a break from checking out the exhibits for a photo op!

Mr. Rob, Mr. Steve, and Daddy on the walking tour.

Checking out the rocket boosters!

There was a six-story view of the Titan II missile!

Here is what they were looking at! The Titan II Missile from six stories up!

Mr. Rob, Gehrig, Daddy and Mr. Steve in front of the TIPSIES.

Next, the tour took us to the underground launch control center that we accessed by a flight of 55 steps in the Access Portal. Here we all are posing in front of the missile. Sadly, our resident missileer was nowhere to be found!

Hard hats on for safety!!!!!!

The tour, of course, dumps you out into the gift shop!

Thanks so much Mr. Rob and Mr. Steve for coming to visit. We were so sad to see you go, but we look forward to seeing you in Vegas in a couple of weeks!

1 comment:

Katie said...

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