FAMILY ACTIVITIES: To The Space and Beyond


The Monkey  clan took a field trip to visit space shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center.  Ever since Endeavour arrived in LAX atop carrier Boeing 747, cheered by thousands of Angelenos waving on their rooftops and along the streets as it traveled the 12 miles from LAX to the California Science Center, I’ve been meaning to pay homage to Endeavour as well.

What struck me at first was how –FOAMY– the space shuttle looked.    I suppose I’ve never seen one up close.  My preconceived notion of a space shuttle is that it should be sleek and shiny.  Silly me.  But of course the outer layer of a space shuttle has a thermal protection barrier!  These aerospace engineers thought of everything!

We watched Hubble 3D in the IMAX theater.  If you go to the Science Center, you must see Hubble 3D.  Thoroughly enjoyed the stories behind the astronaut’s preparation for the journey, the history of Hubble, and the exhilarating images captured by their missions.  What amazing feats for humankind!

About Monki

I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a scientist. This is a life style blog about recipe ideas to try out, fun events to check out, being a career woman, health concerns, parenting doubts and triumph, and all the silly and loving moments in between.
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2 Responses to FAMILY ACTIVITIES: To The Space and Beyond

  1. camparigirl says:

    I visited it last year with an out of town friend and I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. All the space “stuff” is so interesting. It also gave me an excuse to take the metro from Culver City right to the Science Center’s doorstep!

    • Monki says:

      Me too, Campairgirl! I enjoyed the Science Center more than I thought I would too :)

      OMG, that’s right! Totally forgot about the metro. And I am from NYC! Shame on me. I’ll definitely have to think of something to do downtown and take the metro there! Thanks for the reminder.

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