Friday, May 25, 2007

Huntsville, AL AKA Rocket City

On Wednesday, we went to the US Space & Rocket Center here in Huntsville. Did you know that the Saturn V rocket was designed and built here? They have a wonderful museum, with lots of cool displays and interactive space stuff! Here TRHM gives landing the space shuttle a try. He was doing a GREAT job, until I pushed the button for "expert" ... let's just say that he should not be landing the space shuttle in high winds ...

They had a really cool display of a motorcycle made by Ocean County Choppers with a Statue of Liberty theme - it was plated with the copper recovered when the Statue of Liberty was re-furbished. It was awesome! The spokes of the wheels were carved to look like her face, and there was a torch attached to the side of the bike.
And we saw Spiderman 3 in the IMAX theater - sweet!! I *heart* Spidey! The coolest thing of all - you could see into the projection room and see the IMAX projector - I have never seen anything like it! The movie was on a huge horizontal platter, and the film is taken up from the center, threaded through a series of pins, through the projector, and taken up on a second platter that is below the first one. It was really neat to see it.

1 comment:

Jane's Designs said...

There is a present on its way. Hope you enjoy.