Here's One Way to Get People to Victory Park: Bring NASA's New Orion Spacecraft to Town
Till then, the Orion's on wheels -- on its way from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico (site of its 2010 launch-abort test flight) to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with pit stops along the way in Oklahoma and Alabama. And Dallas: Says NASA, it rolls into Victory Park January 27-29, a weekend stop that make its perfect for the kiddos and those of us for whom The Right Stuff sound track is our constant companion. NASA promises: "Engineers, program officials, astronauts and NASA spokespeople will be available to speak with the media and the public." Very cool; my 8-year-old son wanted to skip school this morning just to look at photos on the NASA website. Now, if you'll excuse me.
Update at 2:27 p.m.: Josh Byerly, NASA's public affairs officer based out of the Johnson Space Center, took note of this morning's item and sends word: Shuttle astronaut Nick Patrick will be with the Orion Friday from 3 till 6 p.m., while Clay Anderson will be there 2 till 6 p.m. that Saturday. And Byerly will be around both days.