|NASA Mission Control|
And since we were in Houston, there was much quoting of Apollo 13 “Houston we have a problem”! Despite freezing our little butts off, the visit to the Johnson Space Centre was ‘out of this world’!
|The Houston Galleria Skating Rink|
And of course, here are some fun facts about Houston:
- Houston was the first word spoken from the moon - The Apollo 11 mission established a place in history for the city when astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke the now-famous line, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
- Strange but true: It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sundays in Houston.
- At 634 square miles, the City of Houston could contain the cities of New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis and Miami.
- The first successful human heart transplant was performed in Houston by Dr. Denton Cooley (1968).