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... with the shuttle; support equipment, CanadArm, landing gear, etc. These get a cursory once over, but the shuttle dominates the space and dominates my attention. The rocket nozzles on the back end are most impressive. I recently read an article about the development of these engines, and the various technical challenges the designers had to overcome were amazing. They had so many failures it is astounding they had the tenacity to carry on. In the end they exceed the ...
... mega yachts that only a small percentage of the world population can afford. Captain and First Mate would love to check out the interiors of those babies but so far, we have not managed to get invited.
I should mention that we originally hoped to stay in Palm Beach but the marinas in that area had been fully booked for about two months due to the Sun Festival that was to take place that week end. So, onwards and upwards we toodled to North Palm Beach, ...
As with many things on this trip going to the Kennedy Space Center is probably a once in a lifetime deal so we have gone all out and purchased the Mega tour which adds a couple close up stops to a launch pad and the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).
We made the hour drive from Orlando to Cape Canaveral and pretty much made it there just as it opened. I was used to the heaving Disney crowds the last few days so I was pleasantly surprised to be in a not ...
... control centre to the launch pad. Here are some facts about the crawler: 1. It moves on caterpillar tracks and one segment of the track weights one ton the same as a car! 2. Vibrations from it are so powerful that they had to make the road foundations one storey deep full of crushed rock. The best bit was seeing a rocket launch!! An atlas 5 taking up a military satellite to scan for missiles. We also saw alligators in the creeks by the side of the ...
... nights. Plan to go to Cocoa Beach tomorrow to look at possible condos for a longer term stay after the cruises. Picked Cocoa Beach instead of Fort Lauderdale or Orlando areas because there were more condos available at better prices. After this, we move down to Fort Lauderdale for the night before the cruise. Then it is on to "The High Seas" ...
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