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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 ...
... is the launch simulator, It has been developed by Astronauts to be as real as possible and simulates the launch of a shuttle from the countdown to being in outer space, it's really cool and at one point you even feel weightless wicked.
We hop on a bus to go for a tour of the huge rocket / Shuttle assembly building and a couple of launch pads before stopping at the Apollo building, on entering you are blown away by how big an Atlas V rocket ...
... 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 ...
... two missions. Interesting that from what we saw on the documentaries and what he said that the astronauts aren't scared at the launch...they are more excited. I think if it were me, I would be terrified!! We walked through the rocket garden and then we were done! What an awesome place!!
Our ticket also got us into the astronaut hall of fame up the road so on our way out of town we pulled in for a quick look. It was more ...
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 ...
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