Roy's Postcards: 1991/08/02

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I took Leonard, Susanna, Rachel, and Richard Call to the space center. We saw the launch of STS 43 - Atlantis on the NASA Channel while there. The Saturn V rocket in the foreground is absolutely enormous.

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The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center opened in September 1963 in the Clear Lake area southeast of downtown Houston.

The responsibilities of the center include design, development, and testing of the spacecraft and associated systems for manned flight; selection and training of the astronauts, and planning and conducting the manned missions.

Photo by David Damiani

See also: space southwest



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