Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
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... s a lot of pygmy hippos. The rest of North America (including Canada) has a total of 34 pygmy hippos. In fact, Rum Creek Ranch has more pygmy hippos than any other place on the planet outside of West Africa (let’s hope for the species’ sake there are more than 40 left in the wild). And they have lots of other things too, including bongo, waterbuck, anoa, gaur, Indian rhino, and white rhino. The facility is pretty impressive, and the animals are some of the healthiest ...
... it is the largest one story building by volume in the world. (The 'one story' part seems to be the important distinction) It was neat to imagine the rockets and shuttles of the past being put together here...and I suppose the Space Launch System of the future as well (They kept referring to the future stuff as this SLS...I am so in with the NASA lingo now)
Along the way we also had some action packed wildlife sightings including: A bald eagle in a ...
... but understand the importance - they LOVE their country and the people in their country - they will go out and elevate those around them. I get it now.
We are also helping to educate local children. This group is also employing local translators / cooks / security, etc which helps the local families - buying bread from the locals - which by the way was delicious.
We were able to enjoy our time and our translators were ...
... but then you step into a building that houses an real Saturn V rocket, they have separated each part so you see each rocket, this is massive and hard to appreciate how hard it would have been to get this much weight into space. To give you an example every 1 pound of weight required 100 pounds of fuel to get it into orbit the Saturn weighs 6.2 million pounds. It was a great day and we finished it off with a shuttle launch experience, which is a simulator ...
I just had one of the most fabulous days of my life! This was the second day of the Space Center Museum. It was everything I expected and much more. They did a wonderful job at displays on the Saturn V rocket. This was the FIRST rocket that made the landing on the moon possible.
I think many people do not realize what an accomplishment that really was. The mission was considered pretty close to impossible and quite possibly ...