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12 April 2024
Alan Morris next to an Apollo rocket at Houston

I had visited the Cape Kennedy Space Center in Florida many times, but this was my first trip to the Houston Space Center. Although there is more to see at the Kennedy Space Center, I preferred seeing the command centre in Houston.

Houston Space Center.

The Houston Space Center is the official visitor centre of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's centre for human spaceflight activities.

My memory of this centre is when we went into Mission Control. The control centre is used daily and was busy the day we looked around, but we could ask some of the people there a few questions. I asked them what operating system they used for the computers, and they told me they used their proprietary system because Microsoft Windows crashed too much. I thought this was quite funny, and I just had pictures of the control system having to reboot as a shuttle launched or a rocket landed on the moon because a Windows update had to be done.