Kennedy Space Center

Last Thursday was spent at the Kennedy Space Center – This trip has been on our Florida bucket-list since we moved here 2.5 years ago.  We were lucky enough to see …

… the vehicle assembly building (VAB), which was used to put together shuttles and other manned rockets from the 1960s up until just a couple of years ago.  This building has only been open to the public since 2011 and was closed again this past weekend for asbestos removal and other updates.  It’s amazing that we happened to visit during this tight window where we could actually see the inside.

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… the crawler used to carry assembled shuttles to the launch pad.

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… launch pad (LC) 39-A where most shuttle and manned moon mission lift offs took place.

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… the Atlantis space shuttle and “rocket garden”.

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Unbeknownst to us, our planned trip perfectly aligned with a Delta IV rocket launch (!) – Photos tomorrow :)

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One comment

  1. I went to KSC when I was in fourth grade, and it was absolutely the coolest thing ever. Glad to be back on WP, going to catch up with you soon. Can’t believe you’ve been gone for over two years already!


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