Would love to go but with it being on a Friday, I have to work. Can't wait to see the pictures and hear about it. Have fun!! Live Simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. Janice M. Carriger 1965 FM 622 Victoria, TX 77905 (c) 361-779-7376 (h) 361-485-2041 (w) 361-788-4881 jcarriger@xxxxxxxxxxx Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:56:09 -0800 From: flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx Subject: [vpci] First 9 people to respond get to go on the behind the scenes tour of NASA (Read e-mail first before you respond) To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Dear Friends, Houston, we have a problem! My friend Todd could only take 5 people on a "personal" behind the scenes tour of NASA. If there's 10 of us, what he can do is take the first 5, then the other 5 can tour Johnson Space Center & then switch. So basically, he can do 2 groups of 5, 1 group at a time. Anything over 10 people, then he suggests that we just go to the Johnson Space Center. They have a tram that takes people on tours. Because there is a limit on how many he can take on the behind the scenes tour, I decided that I should limit the group to 10. Anything over this makes matters a bit too complicated. February 24 (Friday) Leave Victoria at 8:30 am Have lunch somewhere close to NASA Be at NASA by 1:00 pm Tickets to the Johnson Space center: Adults $22.95 at the Gate $17.95 on line discount Seniors $21.95 at the Gate $16.95 on line discount Restaurant Ideas: http://www.cuisineofindiaclearlake.com/Location.html (They have a lunch buffet. I love Indian food and I can introduce you to this fantastic cuisine. Have never eaten here so I can't really speak for their food). http://masasushitexas.foodcoral.com/masa1a.html http://www.mediterraneomarket.com/menu.html#lunch http://www.pomodorosonline.com/menus/NasaMenu.pdf Now that we have a date & we know the situation & cost associated with touring Johnson Space Center, let me know if you are still interested. Let's make this fun! First 9 people to respond to this e-mail get to go with me on the behind the scenes tour of NASA. I have a van and I can fit 6 people comfortably. Tippi Van Doren ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: "Hellner, Todd W. (JSC-MO311)" To: Tippi Van Doren <flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thu, February 16, 2012 9:09:51 AM Subject: RE: Tour of Johnson Space Center Tippi – I’m glad that there’s a lot of interest, however that limits my ability to provide the entire group with a “personal” behind-the-scenes tour. As I mentioned earlier, I am limited to bringing 5 guests on-site. So if your group is 12-15 people (or more) I would suggest going to Space Center Houston (the official visitors center for the Johnson Space Center). They have tram tours that bring you over to NASA, where you would have an opportunity to take photographs. They also have a lot of great exhibits and space artifacts at Space Center Houston that would be good to photograph. That would also allow you to schedule your visit anytime that’s most convenient for your group (and not be dependent on my schedule). Your group might be eligible for a group discount on tickets to Space Center Houston. You could probably get that information from their website. If there’s a way to select 5 people from your group who I could bring on-site with me, then it’s possible that I could show you around the Mission Control Center or one of the astronaut training facilities, but I don’t know how you’d determine who would come with me and who would be left behind. So I don’t know of an easy way to accommodate everyone with that many people involved. If you want to try and do that, then we can try and work out a day and time to meet. My assumption is that you’d be coming on a weekday, so looking at the rest of the month, here’s what I’ve got open: Wed, 2/22 my afternoon is pretty open. Fri, 2/24 I could work it out anytime that day Tues, 2/28 my afternoon is pretty open Fri, 3/2 anytime after 2pm If you’re looking at weekends, then my schedule would be more open, however some of the facilities would not be open for me to take you. I could still take you to Mission Control, but the astronaut training facilities would not be open for visitors. Think about it and let me know what you think. Todd ________________________________ Todd W. Hellner NASA - Johnson Space Center AD94/PAO - Communications and Outreach Branch Chief From: Tippi Van Doren [mailto:flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:15 PM To: Hellner, Todd W. (JSC-MO311) Subject: Tour of Johnson Space Center Hi Todd, I have suggested the Johnson Space Center as a tour venue to our Photography Club and so far, we have at least a dozen people that are interested. There might be more but they couldn't commit until I set a date. Is there a convenient day & time for you towards the end of February for us to visit? Once I nail a date, I can come up with a final headcount. Thanks. From: "Hellner, Todd W. (JSC-MO311)" To: Tippi Van Doren <flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Fri, December 23, 2011 9:34:28 AM Subject: RE: Merry Christmas Tippi – NASA employees are allowed to bring up to 5 people “on-site” to the Johnson Space Center. If your group is larger than that, I would recommend that you go to the public visitor’s center adjacent to JSC, Space Center Houston. You can get more info about SCH from their website: http://www.spacecenter.org/ Space Center Houston has many exhibits and they also have a tram tour that can bring you over to JSC to see some of the facilities here. If your group is 10 people, another option would be for me to bring half of you on-site to JSC while the other half check out Space Center Houston, and then have the groups switch. I’m sure I can make myself available in Jan/Feb. Just let me know after you check with your photography club. Todd From: Tippi Van Doren [mailto:flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 4:34 PM To: Hellner, Todd W. (JSC-MO311) Subject: Re: Merry Christmas Hi Todd, Merry X'Mas to you & your family! I recently joined our local Photography Club and I thought maybe I could suggest a group trip to NASA in Houston. Would this be okay? I'm not sure how many would be interested but is there a limit to how many people I can bring? I'm guessing there will be anywhere from 10 - 20 that might be interested (I'm new to the club so I'm not sure what to expect). Will you also let me know what's a good time & day to go maybe towards the end of January or anytime in February (as long as it's after the holidays). Thanks. Happy Holidays!