MARYLAND

Goddard Space Flight Center

The Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD., is the lead NASA center for all GAS Payloads and the Space Experiment Module.

Neal Barthelme served as the NASA technical manager for the G324 CAN DO GeoCam Payload. Here Neal is shown conducting a special tour of the facilities. He explained just how GAS payloads are integrated at Goddard in preparation for space flight.

The Goodard Space Flight Center Museum has special exhibits on the small shuttle payloads that Goddard directs. Here you can see a full sized replica of a GAS payload. The CAN DO Project also made a small contribution.

Space Telescope Science Institute

The Space Telescope Science Institute on the campus of John Hopkins University in Baltimore is the scientific control center for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Our host was Dr. Hal Weaver a top astronomer and a native of the Charleston area. We first met Hal as a graduate student on Supernova 1987a (see if you can pick him out in the photo). We worked with him again as he was a lead astronomer on Shoemaker-Levy 9's collision with Jupiter.

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope come into the hands of the astronomers at STSI. Here the teachers visit the room where almost every picture is of something that no one has ever seen before.

(left to right) Mildred Guthrie, Beth Anthony, Nancy Dennis, Lem Patterson, Ruth Truluck, Ellen Vaughan, Kathy Missel, Kathy Rackley, Robin Rutherford, Jeri Calhoun

National Aquarium at Baltimore

Our busy schedule did allow time for a visit to the Baltimore Aquarium where we enjoyed a visit with the educational staff. We also saw the fabulous marine life exhibits and a marine mammal show.

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