Monday, January 10, 2011 (Another Day at Kennedy Space Center, FL)

We hadn’t seen all there is to see at Kennedy Space Center and since the admission ticket is for 2 days, we thought we would finish up there today. The Astronaut Hall of Fame was also included in the price of admission. It is about 6 miles before you get to the Visitor’s Complex so we thought we would start off there.

It was just after 10:00 a.m. when we arrived. Not many cars in the parking lot but then, it is a Monday. As it turned out, we almost had the whole place to ourselves. It is very well done but as usual...a lot of reading!

It`s amazing that they fit into such small spaces (this is a Space Capsule) thank-you!

We were in there quite was 1:00 p.m. by the time we finished up and headed to the Visitor’s Complex. After grabbing a quick lunch at the Orbit Cafe, we headed over to the Rocket Garden...

Then we caught the show “Star Trek Live”...described as “A new interactive stage show taking visitors on an unforgettable life theatrical experience for fans of all ages to boldly go where no one has gone before.” It was “cute” but geared for the younger crowd.

After that, we headed over to the “Early Space Exploration” exhibit...a building dedicated to the actual Mercury Mission Control consoles and other space artifacts.

A bit of interesting trivia...the caption on the display in this picture (the one on the right with me in it) says that there is more computer power in a modern digital watch than there was in this command control center from the early `60`s.

We finished up with a walk through the Nature & Technology building. By this point we were both completely “spaced out” was all excellent but so big and so much! You need a minimum of 2 full days to see it all.

We got home just before 5:00 p.m. It was time to relax, have dinner, and watch a little TV...and then head to bed.

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