Monday, July 09, 2007

Kennedy Space Center, Part I

So, as you know, Rico and I went to KSC on Friday. We spent the whole day immersed in the space program. I took some pics, and came to some conclusions, and here they are.

This is what you see from the road entering the park, and in front of the new shuttle launch simulator. They are full scale mock-ups of the shuttle and it's engines/external fuel tank. Hard to imagine that much hardware flying, isn't it?

This is what it looks like inside the shuttle launch simulator. It's a motion simulator, but in order to get the most realistic feeling possible while not leaving the planet, the whole ride rotates 90 degrees so that you are facing the ceiling. It's really cool.

One of the coolest parts of the trip were seeing the Endeavour's external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters in the Vehicle Assembly Building waiting for the orbiter to arrive.

(to be continued)

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