Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The NASA Beach House is this quaint yellow and peach structure on the beach at KSC that the astronauts frequent when they are in town. They come to the beach house to visit with their families before a launch and to pop open a celebratory bottle of wine after they return safely. It is an iconic structure at KSC and yesterday was the first opportunity I had to actually visit it. We held our TPS meetings in the upstairs conference room area and then half way through took a break to go play out on the beach. I did a bit of wandering on my own and found an incredible conch shell that was quite large and still in one piece, which is pretty rare. I also found turtle tracks and saw the signs of a turtle nest up on the bank. After our second session of meetings we hung out on the large deck overlooking the water, chatting until we had to pack up.