A quick funny side note about our trip to the Air and Space Museum--a place I got NO pictures of and Aidan absolutely loved it, too!. . .the place was filled with the rockets and space ships for the US and Soviet Union. I was trying to explain to Aidan how the US and USSR first competed and then tried to work together in our space travels. In fact the Space Station, a model of which is also at the museum, is a combination of US and Russian ingenuity.
Many of the Russian rockets and Spaceships had the names of each, in Russian, printed on them. While wandering around, I was quite proud of myself that I could remember how to read so much Russian, but that pride came after I was absolutely goofy about it:
I came across a Proton Rocket with Прото́н written on it. . .of course I stood there puzzing the word out: П P. . . р R. . . о O. . . т T. . . о Ó. . .н N!! Proton!!! (huge grin full of ME pride) and then noticed the sign right next to this that said Proton Rocket in big bold block letters (chagrin now sets in). . .Well, I didn't read the sign first!! : )