I had hoped today’s continuation of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) would be better today. It was, except I forgot the camera. That has never happened in a year of traveling. Once we arrived, we purchased a disposable camera. It was weird looking through a view finder. On many occasions I held up the camera, away from my face and expected something to happen. Ugh. This post will be pictureless since I’ll have to get the photos developed. You’ll just have to use your imagination.
We heard Space Shuttle Endeavor re-enter the atmosphere today. It created a double sonic boom at about 10:30 am. I was walking Dasher and even though I was expecting it sometime this morning, it still startled me. Dasher and I jumped.
We saw another 3D IMAX movie. This one was about the International Space Station. It was about the evolution of it. A great movie.
Next was Astronaut Encounter. This showing featured Apollo 15 pilot, Al Worden. He spoke about a lot of mission stuff, what it was like for him, etc. Interesting. BUT not interesting to children. I heard a lot of crying, and whining. It was annoying. Take the kids to Disney, not KSC.
We took a bus tour to the Observation Gantry which views Launch Pads 39a and 39b. This was 4 stories up. We watched a movie about something but Jim and I are confusing all that we saw. We’ll say it was good though and leave it at that.
The next bus tour stop was to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Look at the photo below. This place was massive. It housed a full size Saturn Moon Rocket complete with all of it’s stages and capsules. There was a movie here too.
While on the tour bus, we did see Endeavor being transported to a special hangar (I forget the name). It was off in the distance but could still be seen.
Today was better. Tomorrow, we’re off to Fort Lauderdale! Almost home!