Kennedy Space Center/Merritt Island NWR
Trip Start May 01, 2013
186Trip End May 01, 2014
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We were dropped off at one of the buildings over there that housed a full-sized rocket! You could actually walk under it to get a true sense of the size of this massive vehicle. Lots to read about and to view.
Back at the main complex there are several other buildings to see and more amazing exhibits to view. You actually sit in the room that was the launch area with all of the computers and you see a small movie on an actual launch and then the screen retracts and you are looking at the entrance to the next space with the actual Atlantis Rocket suspended from the ceiling. The audience actually began to clap - it was a bit overwhelming to see it in all it's glory.
We saw one of the two IMAX movies and just didn't have enough time to see the other. We had sadly gotten there late that day. But what we did see blew us away!
NASA FACTS - Firsts and Lasts
1st Astronauts to see Moon's Far Side - Frank Borman; James Lovell; Wm Anders/Apollo8
1st Foot Steps on Moon - Neil Armstrong; Apollo 11
1st Meal on Moon - Bacon Squares, Sugar Cookies, Canned Peaches, Juice/Coffee
Only Astronaut to Golf on Moon - Alan Shepard Apollo 14
1st Astronauts to Drive on the Moon - David Scott; James Irwin Apollo 15
Longest Distance driven on Lunar Surface - 19 miles by Eugene Cernan; Harrison Schmitt
Last Astronaut on the Moon - Gene Cernan Apollo 17
Length - 134 feet 4 inches
Width - 114 feet
Height - 20 to 26 feet (adjustable)
Weight - 6,000,000 pounds
Load Capacity - 12,000,000 pounds
Maximum Speed - 1 Mile per hour (loaded)
2 Miles per hour (unleaded)
Day 19 - Off to Merritt Island to see what that's all about.
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