I realize that this blog is not a personal blog, however, I feel that most of you interested in space and our journey into the universe will appreciate this.
This past week I ventured out to Orlando, Florida with my girlfriend and one of stops was Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. I had also planned the trip to coincide with SpaceX’s launnch of a Falcon 9 carrying cargo for ASIASAT, however Mr. Musk decided to cancel that launch.
I haven’t been to KSC since I was a kid and MUCH has changed. We ran straight to the Space Shuttle Atlantis display which is revealed in a truly mind blowing way. Then we took a ride on the Shuttle Experience and blasted off into space! We opted for Lunch with Astronaut John McBride who told incredible stories about his mission on the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Columbia. We then took the Up Close tour of the Cape Canaveral complex to see the VAB and various lauchpads, the Crawler, and the shuttle runway. And finally I got to bask under the largest rocket ever made, the enormous Saturn V. This monumental 363-foot rocket was our ticket to bring the first men to the moon and back fulfilling the dreams and imagination of people around the world. This picture does no justice to the incredible size of this magnificent triumph of mankind’s accomplishment during the space race.
Needless to say the gift shop lightened my wallet quite a bit, but it was a great experience and I recommend any who have the means to do so to head out there!