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June 1, 2013
From journal Jacksonville at TPC Time
March 7, 2013
From journal Christmas/New Years Vacation: Part Two
Oxford, United Kingdom
November 3, 2010
From journal Fancy a Change?
Brooklyn, New York
February 13, 2009
From journal The Kennedy Space Center: Where Imagination Takes Flight
February 12, 2009
January 16, 2009
From journal Cruise to the Bahamas
Los Angeles, California
March 14, 2007
The Kennedy Space Center offers a tour that will take you from the main visitor area to three different buildings that they have on property. Each stop offers a chance to see first hand into the past, present, and future of the space program. Shuttle buses take passengers from stop to stop while playing a movie in between on the history of what can be found at the next location. The commentaries from the videos are wonderful (they really know how to build excitement) and sometimes even better then the actual stops. The lines can get long and at peak seasons expect to spend minimum of half an hour in line waiting for a bus.
The first stop is the LC-39 Observation Gantry: This is just an observation deck where you can see various launch pads. If you have the time stop for a look around. The launch pads are very far from where the actual observation center is so for a closer look bring binoculars. All of the launch pads were used in the past, for former missions into space, but you can catch a glimpse of the one the is used today and if you are lucky and are there when they are getting ready to launch a shuttle you can actually see if on a launch pad. If you are short on time this stop can be missed.
The next stop on the tour is the Apollo/Saturn V Center. On the way there the shuttle goes by a crawler, which takes the shuttle to the launch pad, and you can see the actual NASA building. There are also short movies that you can watch on the way to the next stop. This center we were told was the best by all of the bus drivers. When you get off you go into a building and watch a movie on Apollo and then go into another room and watch a reenactment of the actual launch of Apollo 11. This is really well done and you really feel like you are there. After that you go into another room were you see a Saturn V rocket. There are other activities here as well. You can also eat lunch here. Expect to spend $10 per person and get food that makes cardboard taste good. The food made me feel bad for the astronauts, because if NASA was feeding us this, what were they giving the astronauts?
The final stop is the International Space Station Center where we got to watch scientists work on additions for the International Space Station that is currently in orbit. Most people agreed that this stop was one of the best on the tour.
From journal Disney World, Oh and Other Things in Florida
July 30, 2006
From journal Miami