Morriss Overseas Tours
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... taxi'ed back to their hangar, and parked the aircraft. The pilot posted the video of me on their YouTube channel but I will make you wait until I can edit my own version.
The pilot and I exchanged some pleasantries, although we wore comm sets in the plane it is so loud we could barely understand one another. I paid, added a tip and paid for my video to be mailed home and left, **** eating grin from ear to ear permanently plastered across my face! ...
... of thrust burning 11 000 lbs of propellants delivered by a fuel pump of 55 000 horsepower! Look up the story and the specs on Wikipedia, it is an amazing accomplishment. Derivatives of this engine will power the SLS rockets in the future.
The rocket is divided into sections based upon its stages, with sub assemblies lining the sides and also each of the mission patches. Notably the Apollo 11 moon landing badge did not feature the names of the astronauts and was the only ...
We headed to the Atlantis Space Shuttle Exhibit hall. They have you watch two short movies in two separate rooms and then ta da! The big reveal --- the movie screen lifts up and you see the massive Atlantis shuttle in front of you and after that a few floors of exhibits. We had enough time to look at the shuttle for a few minutes and a few other things but then we had to jet to catch our 10:30 bus tour.
Our tour guide was a super ...
Our next stop was The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The race to the moon is not history to me. I can remember cutting out newspaper clipping of all the different missions on our way to the moon. Right now, I am thinking about that July day when we all watched on our black & white TV's (I know hard to believe it no color HD) to see what was one of the greatest achevements in the history of the human race.
... stop was the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. This is the only textiles center in the state and one of the few in the nation. Of course, our quilter Linda would love this. A docent took us on a tour and showed us Florida in Fabric - Wish You were Here (quilts) and quilts by Yvonne Porcella. There were also jackets by Ruth Funk.
We then proceeded on to meet Judy, a friend of ...