Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Kennedy Space Center
If you are interested in the space program, the Kennedy Space Center is a must see. The Atlantis space shuttle is housed in its own building here and the display area is amazing. The "reveal" was particularly effective. Visitors are in an adjacent room watching a short introductory film about the shuttle and then at just the right moment the lights come up behind the screen and the Atlantis is revealed in all its glory. Somewhat breathtaking, I'd say. There are other buildings that house displays following the history of the space program with I-MAX presentations, mock space shuttle walk throughs and uniform and equipment show cases. Allow two hours to take the bus ride into the secured area where the launchpads, assembly building and mission control are located. This is a great photo opportunity and the bus will stop at the best viewing locations. I spent several hours walking through the buildings housing the displays and enjoyed every minute of it. There is so much to see.