Hutchinson Travel Bloggers Fam

I am writing this from the fair city of Hutchinson Kansas. Progressive leadership in the community is responsible for organizing a tour for travel bloggers to visit and write about the exciting things that are going on here.

I was late to the party tonight because of class obligations, so I didn’t get to meet everyone yet, but I’m told there are bloggers here from Oklahoma, Illinois, California as well as Kansas.

I did make it in time to see a special screening of the IMAX film, Magnificent Desolation. Amazing film, and I kept thinking how much my daughter Science Girl Em would have liked this show. The film included shots of the Cosmosphere’s lunar lander & lunar rover. (Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to make some photos of those.)

The Kansas Cosmosphere at night. Not just every window you look into has both a space shuttle and an SR-71 Blackbird visible.

In the IMAX projection room. Large format 65mm film being loaded

The IMAX sound system has a digital sound track stored on a computer hard disk, and a backup sound track on a magnetic system stored on 35mm film.

The SR-71 Blackbird is on permanent loan from the US Air Force.

A full-size replica of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

The short time I have been here, I’ve been made to feel most welcome and the group of bloggers is a spirited bunch. I’m really looking forward to see what tomorrow has in store for us.

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