Monday, May 11, 2009

The Space Center

Today, we are anchored out near Titusville. We can easily see the Vehicle Assembly Building and last night we saw the lights on the launch pad while the shuttle was being fueled. Today, at 2:01 PM we will get to see the launch. They tell us we will feel the sound more than hear it.
Thursday and Friday we visited the Space Center. Here are a few pics of the tour.
For scale, remember that the flag on the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) is so big that each stripe is as wide as a lane on a highway! The doors are 400 feet tall!
The bank of control panels is the actual control room from the Apollo flights.
The stop here puts us a bit behind schedule for completing the loop, but how often do you get to see a launch?

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