You will never get lost on one of these cruise ships. They have maps, signs and directoris all over the ship to tell you where you are and what you are looking for. They even have ship model with a deck plan so you can see how the ship is facing at all times.
Duty, Honor, Country
The effort to get into space has cost the lives of many brave men and women. One place you can visit at Cape Canaveral that holds a special meaning to many people is Pad 34. It was on Pad 34 that the fire inside the Apollo 1 capsule took the lives of Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Ed White. If you visit Pad 34, you will see the plaque honoring them.
This is a special place and one is expected to show respect for those men. Our guide had the men in the party remove their hats while there as a show of respect. Be mindful of where you are.
I can't think of anything else...
I can't think of anything else to advise you except to keep an open mind (yes, ESPECIALLY those who aren't space buffs!) and enjoy the sights and sounds of this first rate tourist attraction. Coming from someone (ahem... yours truly!) who lives on the OTHER side of the globe and having flown 30 hours (via Europe) to reach THIS place, I think this is a good enough testimony that the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER is indeed the #1 tourist attraction this side of Florida!
Photo Below: Man's first landing on the Moon way back in 1969 as the Lunar Module (Apollo 11) touched down gently on the Moon's surface... American astronaut Commander Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the moon that night. No mean feat indeed.
The last stop on the main tour...
The last stop on the main tour is a look into the future.The International Space Station Center allows guests to actually look into the facility where each module for the station is worked on and prepared for launch.
Back at the visitor complex are several other exhibits worth seeing. The famous Rocket Garden feature eight authentic rockets from the past sticking into the air., including a Mercury-Atlas model like the one John Glenn rode into space in 1962.
The astronaut Mamorial, dedicated May 9, 1991, honors the 16 U.S.astronauts who have died in the line of duty. The early Space Exploration exhibit
highlights the Mercury and Gemini space programs and houses the original Mercury mission control consoles.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex became teh
only place on Earth where guest come face-to-face with real astronauts every day. Several times a day, the Astronaut Encounter program gives visitors an opportunity to interact with astronauts.
It's customary when pulling out of port for passengers to get on deck and start to party. It's a fun experience expecially with a drink in hand.
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