Monday, January 19, 2015

Ground Controls and More

After the launch, Emily and I were definitely excited to fill our ground controls.  We then celebrated with a great breakfast and had a chance to rest after such an eventful day.  For the next couple days, we packed up the lab and got a chance to finally explore Kennedy Space Center and everything it had to offer.

Boxes upon boxes to ship back to the lab
Must-have meatball picture at the KSC Visitor Center

Astronaut Hall of Fame: what a great hidden treasure just a few miles outside of KSC
The Saturn V Rocket was enormous! 

Our last day at Residence Inn

Lastly, we got to see the on-orbit operations and perform the ground controls with a two-hour delay.
Early morning view of on-orbit operations.  

All suited up for ground controls.  
We had a special chance to visit the Orion!

With that, it was finally time to head to Orlando and fly back to San Francisco.  We had a great time at Kennedy Space Center and we will definitely miss it.