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Today we planned to travel up to Cape Canaveral to watch the launch of a Delta 4 rocket. However the launch has been delayed (most likely due to the Government shutdown earlier in the month). The rocket was to launch another satellite for the Global Positioning System.
Undeterred, we headed up the coast for a swim at Cocoa Beach. This …
... Major Nelson and Jeannie.
We checked in to our hotel, The Inn at Cocoa Beach and joined the other guests for wine and cheese. Our hotel is right on the beach, however, given the cold snap around at the moment, we will not be spending time there. We had dinner at the Shark Shack Grill, and I had a salad with seared tuna. Really happy to be making good food choices after all that amazing yet fattening Southern food. Tomorrow we will be visiting the Kennedy Space Centre.
... finished, we headed over to the picture gallery of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble telescope orbits the Earth above Earth’s atmosphere, so it gets a much clearer view (or pictures) of the universe than telescopes on Earth do because the Earth’s atmosphere distorts what the stars look like. It sends pictures down to Earth, and some of those pictures were displayed in a small gallery at NASA.
... is the largest building in the world based on it's volume capacity. Greg was in awe of this building and is very much planning a tour of the building on our next visit. Personally, on my next visit I plan on having the family attend the three day overnight SPACE CAMP! YEESSSSSSS!
Continuing on the bus we also passed the launch viewing area for the public and press. The original countdown time is still present and used for all current rocket launches still. Further down the ...
... Jayson is a childhood friend of our son Jeff....his parents are dear friends of Jerry from years ago. He had us over for a BBQ we had a great time with he and his daughter Olivia. Jayson lives on base and flies black-hawk helicopters for the space rescue squadron here on Patrick AFB. We had a great time together he gave us some great tips on where to go and what to see while in the Keys.
We spent a day trying to find ...
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