You go to Houston, you have to visit NASA. I hadn’t been in many years, certainly not since they upgraded the visitor center (read: now you have to pay). There are more exhibits now, and an awful lot of staff – if you want to ride the elevator to the shuttle display, there are two people on each floor, one of whom pushes the button to call the cab for you. We found that a little excessive. It’s not really a white glove kind of place.
We saw artifacts from the space program that we remembered as kids: an actual Gemini capsule and a Mercury Redstone like the one I watched launch Gus Grissom.