Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

A Statue of Alan Sheppard, the First American in Space, Welcomes Visitors into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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I Met a Rocket Man at Heroes and Legends at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

“One of my heroes was John Glenn. My mother let me play hooky from school to watch his mission. And the drama and the class with which he performed that mission was really neat,“ rocket man Jerry L. Ross told me when I asked the hero who his hero was.

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Final Mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

My fascination with the space shuttle program came full circle over the weekend – kind of – with the opening of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Walking into the exhibit area seeing the final space shuttle to fly in space was a bit overwhelming and I felt like a galactic rock star. I literally had chills seeing it after watching two brief movies building up the excitement and anxiety. It was definitely one of those “Tah-dah!” followed by “Ooooh!” moments.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center: ‘That’s One Big Spaceship!’

You’ve probably figured out by now I have a slight space exploration addiction. I was there for the final space shuttle Atlantis launch last July and thanks to Eileen Ludwig of Freelance Tourist, I saw Atlantis make its final landing. Friday, Nov. 2, space shuttle Atlantis made one last journey to its final home at […]

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Visiting Kennedy Space Center in a Post-Space Shuttle World

“…once NASA goes away…” People! NASA is NOT going away. If I had a nickle for each time I’ve heard that in the last three months, I’d be about $7.35 richer. Okay,that doesn’t seem like a lot but that’s more than 145 times! There’s this misconception running amok that just because the space shuttle program […]

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Sit in Captain Kirk’s Chair Now through October 31, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida

It would be illogical not to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida this fall and experience Star Trek: A Fall Celebration. After all, the television series is celebrating its 45th anniversary and Florida residents can save $5 on admission! (General admission is $43 per person.) Last month I was the guest of […]

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