Bellwood Palms Motel
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... Alabama, who had been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Africa. They were also responsible for the attack on Osama bin-Laden's compound in Pakistan that ended his life.
We are now camped near the Kennedy Space Center and have lots to report after having spent 3 days there. Hopefully a rocket will go up tonight after 3 days of the launch being 'scrubbed'. Stay tuned for further developments!
... launches, tour the first launch bunkers and see today's active rocket program."
This is one of several upgrade bus tours at KSC. Most of the 3-hour tour was on the Air Force base adjacent to KSC. I was reminded that rockets later used in space launches were originally used for defense during the cold war. (Remember the term, "ICBM?') These rockets were adapted for space travel. As we toured the bunkers, I was impressed that space launches could ...
... 43 miles of virtually untouched beach.
Returning to the Visitor Center we were dropped off near the space shuttle Atlantis building. Upon entering, one winds along a ramp that ends at a set of doors on the second floor. When the doors opened we all filed into a large gallery much like the one at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Thankfully at the rear of the gallery there was on long bench. We made our way there and sat down.
... to space suits, to actual 1960's computer consoles was all on display along with various code books and the files which detailed what to in the event of situations arising. There was no winging it - everything had to be done by the book. The old fella that showed us around had an immense sense of pride in what he had been involved in - he was one of the USAF base deputy commanders and regaled us with tales of what had gone on back in the day…although he ...
... could see a real moon rock. They had an Angry Birds Space exhibit where you could play "real life" angry birds which was a lot of fun. Cohen also burned off some energy at a huge play structure outside. He then spent quite a long time deciding how he would spend his hard earned money at the gift shop and finally left with a angry bird stuffy that makes the most irritating sounds ever. We've really been enjoying it ...
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