Join in for the United States Pilots Association (USPA) spring fly out to Houston, Galveston, and NASA Friday March 4 to Sunday March 6.
Highlights include a private, behind the scenes tour of NASA and the Lone Star Flight Museum, along with dinner theater and local sightseeing.
Membership in USPA is not necessary, but advance registration is.
This will be a weekend filled with learning, food, and a tour of the NASA facility, including a visit to the Sony Carter Building, better known as the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. This is where the astronauts train in a 6.2 million gallon pool. This is the closest way to simulate and practice spacewalks.
Then onto Building 9, which is the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility, which is where the astronauts train and familiarize themselves in the various modules of the International Space Station.
The Crew Compartment Trainer — AKA the nose section of the Space Shuttle — is also in this building.
The tour will end with a visit to ISS Mission control. This is a 24/7 operation for the continuous crews living on the station.
This event and many more like it can accessed with when you register for a free membership to SocialFlight!