Travel Blog
01 May 2018
Houston - USA

Houston is a melting pot of culture, arts, food, and different backgrounds. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States and while "Space City" might be best known as an energetic economic hub, it boasts top-rated museums, an active Theater District, mouthwatering restaurants, and an impressive number of green spaces and parks. Houston has a warm and sunny climate, making it suitable for outdoors. Houston Theater District is considered second only to New York's.

Houston is famous because of the famous line in the "Apollo 13" movie. "Houston we have a problem." If you've got a future astronaut in the family, Space Center Houston is a must. Here you can experience a virtual Martian sunset, climb into a simulated Orion capsule and feel the texture of rock cliffs inspired by the red planet. Touch a real piece of Mars and see a collection of three other rare Mars meteorites. You can also learn what it's like to live in space, see amazing space artifacts like moon rocks ,see the world's best collection of space suits which includes suit worn by Pete Conrad as the third man to walk on moon and on Fridays, a real-life astronaut visits and shares their experiences. Want more? you even get to have lunch with an astronaut, which makes space center Houston really "the real thing". Visitors can enter the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and then explore the giant plane. It is the world's only shuttle mounted on an SCA and the only one allowing the public to enter both. Take the NASA tram tour to get the behind the scenes look at space exploration. Visit the iconic Christopher C. Kraft Mission Control and enter the Historic mission control from which NASA led Gemini and Apollo missions, including the momentous first lunar landing mission Different JSC locations include Rocket Park, where one of only three of the remaining actual Saturn V rockets is displayed and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility where NASA astronauts train for current missions and where scientists and engineers are developing the next generation of space exploration vehicles. Hop aboard the only surviving U.S. Naval ship that served in both the world wars - 'Texas'. The Texas served as a flagship for the d-day invasion of Normandy and earned seven ribbons for her service during world war 2.battleship Texas is the last of the world's "dreadnoughts". When it was commissioned in 1914 it was the most powerful weapon in the world. A 50 minute walk aboard this ship is like walking through years of history. Visit the San Jacinto monument to see how an outnumbered Texan army defeated Mexican forces to gain independence .the San Jacinto monument is the world's tallest memorial stone column.