Analog Adventure at Space-X’s Starbase – By Jim Hofman

The secret to surviving the brutal winters in Minnesota is to leave – by taking a warm weather trip to thaw out.  This year my high-school-age son and I flew to Houston and then drove to Space-X’s Starbase in Boca Chica, TX during the first week of January.  He’s an aerospace enthusiast and wants to pursue a similar career path.  I grew up in the age of the Mercury, Gemini & Apollo missions and have enjoyed a lifelong interest in space exploration, so there was no controversy when we chose our winter trip’s destination this year.