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Views of places inside NASA campus, Houston
One of the memorable experiences during my visit to the Space Center Houston was going on the Tram Tour of NASA Campus. Being a high security area everyone who wishes to go on the tour is photographed and given a boarding pass which he/ she has to carry throughout the tour and return on completion. (It is another matter that the museum tries to make money by selling the same pictures superimposed upon a fantastic space picture for $20).
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The Tram which took us through the NASA Campus

The land on which NASA campus is located was apprently donated by a cattle company, whose herds of cattle are still raised on vast pastures inside the campus. I would call them "Space cows" because they helped put men on space.
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Space cattle in NASA Campus


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The window less Mission Headquarters building


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Inside the Mission Headquarters


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Inside the Mission Headquarters, another view


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The Mission Headquarters, another view

Rocket under construction


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One thing I really felt impressed in all this machinery was the fact that the Americans put their national flag wherever they get adequate and suitable space. On space ships, on walls, on the uniforms of astronauts etc. I wish national pride among Indians were as much.
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Vehicle to go on Mars Mission


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What Astronauts prefer to travel on while not inside rockets

The Space Cemetery inside NASA campus
This is the place where people who lay down their lives while exploring space are laid to rest. In the shade of these oak trees they lie amidst quiet and knowledge filled surroundings. Our own Kalpana Chawla is also resting in this location, a place which she really loved and which helped her attain great heights!



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