Category Archives: Sci / Tech Tourism

The scientific tourist #344 — “Cluster’s Last Stand”

Here, you see what was once the last flight-worthy Saturn IB launch vehicle, now on static display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #343 — Ball Court Marker, Lubaantun

Seen at the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibition, it’s a Limestone Ball Court Marker from Late Classic Lubaantun, Belize Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #342 — Chinese MiG-15

A beautiful example of the type, on display at Seattle’s Museum of Flight… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #341 — the Concorde

Here, you’ve got an excellent example of the Concorde, on display with some friends at the National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #340 — Short-Necked Plesiosaur

On display at Kansas’ Sternberg Museum, it’s a Short-Necked Plesiosaur… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #339 — Apollo Soyuz

On display at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas — it’s a snapshot of a breather in the cold war… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #338 — Lord Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc

Another excellent piece from the Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed traveling exhibit, it’s a replica of Lintel 24 from Yaxchilan in Chiapas, Mexico… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #337 — Rough horsetail (Equisetum hyemale)

Seen at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, near Austin, Texas — but found nearly worldwide — it’s a living fossil… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #336 — Stela A, Copan

Another find brought to you via the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, it’s (a very good casting of) Stela A from Copan, Honduras… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #335 — the Apollo 14 capsule

On display at the Kennedy Space Center near Titusville, Florida — it’s the Apollo 14 capsule (command module), a.k.a. Kitty Hawk… Continue reading

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