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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 …
Another day on the road, this time from Savannah to Cocoa Beach, Florida. We left town about 11am and drove by the house featured in the film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Such a stunning property. The girls wanted to see Tybee Island as they had seen it on the movie The Last Song. Tybee Island is a seaside destination, and would be lovely in summer, unfortunately not so nice today in the overcast, cold and windy weather.
We hit the road for the long drive to ...
... transporter that takes the assembled space craft to their launch pad. The journey to the launch pad can take up to 8 hours, along the gravel crawler runway at 1 mile per hour.
We headed next to the Saturn V experience. This massive rocket was used by NASA's Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 until 1973. It remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever made operational and still holds the record for ...
... the tour talking about the KSC, the local fauna and flora and the historical space buildings, equipment and sights spread around the facility. First we passed the crawler transportation pad. The crawler is what transports the space shuttle or rocket from the VAB to the launch site. It moves.... per minute and the rocket launches into space from this platform.
Next, building 1, 2 and 3. The previous occupants were the space shuttle's Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavor. The ...
... cousin Cathy Marshall. We met in Titusville at a local restaurant called Dixie Crossroads. I have not seen Cathy in years and wasn't sure if I would recognize her but as we drove up I saw her right away. We had a great visit catching up and a delicious lunch. I wish we could have had more time together but maybe we will be able to connect again on the return North after Key West.
Jerry connected with a good friend of the ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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