Kennedy Space Center

Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Simon LeBon of Duran Duran. Image Credit: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Cool Stuff Others are Doing Florida Fun

Duran Duran Will Perform at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, July 16, 2019

Duran Duran will perform at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on July 16, 2019. Here’s what you need to know.

Continue Reading
Hang with an Astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.
Featured Florida Fun

Blasting Off to Mars and Other Adventures at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Oftentimes when I come home after a long day of working, I typically look up into the sky with awe. What I typically see from my Southwest Florida home is a dark sky dotted with countless gleaming stars, the moon and on a good night a couple of planets.

Continue Reading
Florida Fun Solo Travel

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 […]

Continue Reading
Florida Fun Travel Resources

Tips for Planning a Day Trip to Kennedy Space Center

“What are the must-see highlights at Kennedy Space Center?” my brother recently asked. We visited KSC as kids and now 30-plus years later he was planning a visit with his family this summer. Although not intentional, their visit coincided with the Kennedy Space Center’s 50th anniversary (happening now!) and access to view space shuttle Atlantis […]

Continue Reading
Disclosure Social Media

I is for International Space Station

Ever look up into the dark sky and see a white light ease its way across the galaxy? Chances are, you just saw the International Space Station (ISS). Humans first started occupying the ISS in 2000 and since then, it’s been visited by 202 individuals. During NASA Tweetup last April, Astronaut Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow) who […]

Continue Reading
Snapshots Social Media Solo Travel

Wordless Wednesday: #NASATweetup Lift Off to Mars

More posts about the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) NASA Tweetup (Nov. 25 & 26, 2011) will follow soon but in the meantime, enjoy these snapshots. Additional photos can be found on my Flickr account. Oh, and don’t ya just love this retro photo of me and my siblings at the Kennedy Space Center from 1981? […]

Continue Reading
Florida Fun Social Media

#NASATweetup: First Day and Oozing with Mars Scientific Goodness

Science is cool. No, wait. Science is ULTRA cool and nothing brings out the geek in me more than soaking up the wisdom of scientists and being surrounded by like-minded people. This weekend I’m attending #NASATweetup at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launch aboard a United Launch Alliance […]

Continue Reading
Florida Fun Social Media

Turkey, Cranberries and a Mars Rover: Thanksgiving Week Activities at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida

Nov. 20, 2011 Update: The Mars rover launch has been pushed to Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Visit for the  latest launch updates.  Thanksgiving is next week (!!!) and folks in Central Florida can immerse in space goodness thanks to the Mars Curiosity rover launch scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25 at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Nov. […]

Continue Reading
Florida Fun

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 […]

Continue Reading
Florida Fun Snapshots

Wordless Wednesday: Florida’s Best Galactic Attraction, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

As I gather my thoughts from last month’s visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Florida’s East Coast, enjoy these photos from the incredible day. Visiting is so inspiring and one day is not enough! Don’t forget, now through the end of October, sit in Capt. Kirk’s chair (yes, the Star Trek Capt. […]

Continue Reading