I had the pleasure to visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. I was a guest of some members of the Orion team at JSC. Please have a look to see what fantastic things I was able to see – click on the images for starting the slide show and to see the captions! Many thanks go to my friends Nujoud and Stu for helping me and taking the photos! Now let the images speak! 😉
Stop at the PAO console at Mission Control
Working meeting with the Orion team members Nujoud and Stu. Where will Orion go on the EM1 mission?
Selfie with the J2 engine.
Lot of space inside the Orion Crew Module.
The Apollo Crew Module and the Launch Abort System
Cool! The Mercury flight suit of Gus Grissom.
Posing with the GIGANTIC Saturn V
This is the 1:1 Orion Crew Module mockup. It is huge! Can you spot me?
Gigantic! The nozzles of the Apollo 18 Saturn V displayed at the rocket park at JSC.
Meeting ‚flat Wheels‘
Another view of the huge Orion Crew Module mockup at JSC
Nice mousepads at the Mission Control Center at JSC
Cool! Found the first Orion model – with a nice model of the European Service Module attached.
Looking into the Orion Crew Module mockup
I have arrived at JSC. Can I park my car here?
A real J2 engine – the powerhouse of the second and third stage of a Saturn V
… and ignition!
Meeting Scott Kelly and Chris Cassidy in 1D
Standing at the galley of the Orion CM. How many cheese wheels do fit inside?
Wow! With this vehicle Apollo astronauts practised to land on the Moon!