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    Visit Kennedy Space Center

    by Michael_D Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Kennedy Space Center

    Fondest memory: In 1997 Hubble got a little wonky and needed hands on repairs..these are pictures of the celestial handymen we call astronauts putting the fix on. See that reflection in the shiney metal?? That's ol 'terra firma' ..this was taken with Kodak Gold 400 film and my $70 Minolta automatic...getting this photo required flying standby AND an upgrade to 1st class.
    Captain America has BOTH plenty of frequent flyer points and serious connections!(GOD..I hope no one actually believes that..LOL)

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    If at all possible try to see...

    by bonio Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: If at all possible try to see a launch. One of lifes truly unforgettable experiences! Obviously you cannot get too close, we were around 10 miles away, the whole place lit up almost like daylight (launch was 10pm) and we could see Endeavour for over 15 minutes after lift off. sadly my camera does not do this justice!

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    Take a bus tour and see the...

    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a bus tour and see the VAB. VAB, vehicle assembly building. Built for the Saturn V rockets from the beginning. Inside this building is the space shuttle assembled on a mobile launcher platform. The VAB is the third largest building in the world, standing 525-feet tall and covering 8 acres. On one of the sides there's a USA flag painted and each stripe is so wide that a bus can use it as a lane.

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    Take a tour bus and see...

    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a tour bus and see Apollo/Saturn V center.

    Ever seen a real Saturn V rocket? If not, go here and see the huge rocket that was used for all the Apollo-missions ( of course not this one) which went to the moon.

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    YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS at the...

    by cobrioc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS at the visitor complex.You really cannot miss it:there's a life-size replica of the space shuttle,two solid rocket boosters and an external tank at the entrance.At the visitor complex resides the only back-to-back twin IMAX theaters in the world, showing large-format motion pictures on 5 1/2-story tall screens.One film depicts a future space settlement using real NASA footage and data,the
    other captures the thrill of space flight, filmed by shuttle astronauts and narrated by Walter Cronkite.
    Next to the theaters is the 250-piece NASA art gallery with pieces ranging from fascinating to funky.

    Fondest memory: From there, visitors board a bus for the Kennedy Space Center Tour.The first stop is the LC 39 Observation Gantry,a 60-foot observation tower
    giving a beautiful view of the twin shuttle launch pads,and a 360-degree look at the entire space center.
    On the way to the Gantry, the bus passes the Vehicle Assembly Biulding. Inside the massive structure-one of the world's largest buildings by volume and one of the world's largest enclosed structures-the space shuttle and its three rockets are
    attached. How big is the VAB? The American flag on the building's side measures 209 feet by 110 feet. Each star on the flag is more than 6 feet in diameter and each stripe on the flag measures 9 feet wide.

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  • The space centre is an...

    by gkrob Written Sep 11, 2002

    Favorite thing: The space centre is an absolute must. Under no circumstances should you miss it. IF a Shuttle mission is active, you can follow their activities fromthe ground.

    Fondest memory: The Saturn V rocket which is housed in one of the halls.

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    A journey back in time

    by tony248 Written Feb 25, 2003
    Alan Sheppard's launch point

    Favorite thing: You have to start at the beginning to appreciate where we are now in our journey into space. If you are planning a trip to Kennedy Space Center, allow extra time to tour the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will be well worth the time.

    Fondest memory: The one thing about our visit to Launch Complex 5/6 that struck me is the amount of history that has been removed. The red colored flame deflector that you see in the picture is all that remains of the original pad equipment. While you can see some similar equipment on pad 6, that just isn't the same.

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    Ask questions

    by tony248 Written Feb 25, 2003
    Old Beach House

    Favorite thing: There is so much to see. Just about all the things you see at Cape Canaverial and KSC had to be invented for the space program. The tour guide for the "Then" part of the "Then & Now" tour gave us a lot of information about the beginnings of the space program. If you see something you are interested in, just ask about it. It's easier with the smaller tour group on the "Then" tour to ask questions.

    Fondest memory: The picture here is of a beach house that was used by astronauts and their families when they needed a break from the pressure of training and the crowds of reporters at the Cape.

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    What's that?

    by tony248 Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: There are a lot of strange thing's to see. Look at this close-up of an old block house. The block house was the control room for launches. You can tell this picture had to be taken from the bus. The driver would slow down long enough for us to shoot up some film. I think this was at Pad 14. Did I say "Take notes"?

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    visit the KENNEDY SPACE...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER! Definitely the #1 tourist attraction here in Florida!! Whenever NASA launches a new space shuttle into orbit/ space, it'd be from this very location.

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    Krystynn's General Tip

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: That's me.... still at the ROCKET GARDEN here at the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER... Check out this awesome....er.....er... space shuttle (is that the correct term to be used?).

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    Krystynn's General Tip

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Here I am at the huge VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING located within the massive compounds of the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER. As the name implies, this is the place where space shuttles are assembled! :-)

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    Krystynn's General Tip

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Inside one of the buildings here at the Space Center, you can have a close-up view of some cool space shuttles.

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    Krystynn's General Tip

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: A cool space vehicle that NASA uses during their space expeditions. Again, this is a mock-up of the real thing.

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    check out KENNEDY SPACE...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: check out KENNEDY SPACE CENTER's ROCKET GARDEN. Whip out your camera and video cam QUICK and take these once-in-a-lifetime shots!

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