Royal Mansions Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... or video except for designated areas, and that we will be informed when that is. The nice lady repeats this caveat several times, and warns that because we are on Federal land the penalty can be up to seizure of the equipment. These guys are not kidding!
The first stop is a missile museum not open to the general public. Our doscent (expert) is an ex-torpedoman on Minuteman submarines, he does not like the Air Force and makes numerous jokes ...
... so rattled by the Kalvin-breath incident I let it go with an insincere smirk.
Off we go in largely the same direction as the day before including slowing down as we pass the Eagle's nest and talking, with great NASA pride, how they have single-handedly restored the Eagle population in the area (despite the fact that the nest is currently empty). We drive out to the launch complex and go to many of the same places as the day before, but we do not go into the ...
... the crew of Apollo 11 (first moon landing) walked on in order to board the spacecraft. I walked it, following in the footsteps of history.
Playing throughout the Rocket Garden is music that I can only describe as epic, soaring to new heights, over coming adversity...........triumphing against all odds! You walk out of the Garden chest thrust forward, chin out ready to tackle the world! Then you come to the P.E.R.K. truck, Pastry Expresso Retrieval ...
... front wall part. As the presentation ended the front wall opened up and the shuttle Atlantis was RIGHT THERE. It was brilliantly staged. You could also do a simulated shuttle launch - strapped into a seat that then turns vertical and shakes you about. Delivers some Gs but not realistic ones but 'accelerates' you up to 75000mph (hence Mach 23 in the title).
We watched an Imax 3D movie about deploying and repairing ...
... million-pound crawler-transporters, which moved the space shuttle from the VAB to its launch pad over a period of hours was itself pretty interesting to see and learn about. So much time and effort goes into launches and that was very evident as me moved through the launch areas with our bus driver describing every aspect of the process. Our bus tour ended at the Apollo/Saturn V Centre. Here they did an amazing job of helping us experience where space exploration ...