Nice pics. We see the Space Command Center on movies, an think that it's not true, or it just happens in the movie. But when you go, visit, and see it, it's pretty amazing!
You feel like you are controlling a space mission.
It's worth visiting it.
I've placed some pics over: http://www.viaggee.com/html/city/cit_phogst.php?CitCode=2447070&StaCode=3971&CouCode=225
Check it out.
Located in Rocket Park at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
Now in ruins, Pyote Army Air Base was nicknamed Rattlesnake Bomber Base because of the prevalence of rattlesnake nests encountered during its construction. WWII bomber pilots were trained her. For a while after the war the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, was hangered here.
To see a markers dedicated to this site and the first bomber squadron trained at Rattlesnake Bomber Base Click Here and Here
Thanks for the photo Jim. I graduated HS in Rockdale and remember seeing this when it was dilapidated back in the 80's. Thanks for the links too.
Sure LAG770 No problem
To see a marker dedicated to the first bomber squadron trained at Rattlesnake Bomber Base Click Here http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23744744
Originally named Pyote Army Air Field, it later became Pyote Air Force Station, AKA "Rattlesnake Bomber Base."
Many WWII bomber pilots were trained here. This historical marker commemorates 381st Bomb Group, the first bomber group trained here.
More information can be found here http://www.texasescapes.com/WorldWarII/Pyote-Air-Force-Station-AKA-Rattlesnake-Bomber-Base-Texas.htm
Now a ghost town, Shafter was once a silver mining "company town" where the miners were totally dependent on the company. Though not obvious from the picture this is a rather large town cemetery.