With the recent space shuttle launch in Florida, I feel like I have been seeing space travel related news EVERYWHERE.
Thomas Smith posted some really neat photos of the Shuttle Launch on the Disney Parks Blog.
Also, Marriage Confessions (one of my favorite new blogs to read) went to the Kennedy Space Center after Katie posted about how much they enjoyed watching the shuttle launch. (She used a Pixar reference in the title of the post, yay!)
This all got me thinking about my own Space Center visits, and how fun they were. I’ve actually been to two space centers, and both were really fun! I went to the Kennedy Space Center, like Marriage Confessions, with some Disney friends way back on my college program internship in 2007 when I was living in Orlando. Then a year-ish later I went to the Johnson Space Center in Houston as kind of a mini-reunion with some other Disney people. We are thick-as-thieves, us Disney-folk, if that phrase means what I think it means (that we are really awesome long distance friend keepers) and space center adventures fit in pretty nicely with our theme park-loving natures.
Here are some of the pictures I took at both places!
Kennedy Space Center:
A lot of the pictures we took at the Kennedy Space Center were our attempts to recreate the photos in the brochure/guide map. Sadly I don’t have pictures of the guide map for comparison so you’re just going to have to trust me on these next few.
"Family" checking out the sights!
"Family" looking at the launch pad!
"Family" looking at the big rocket
"Family" looking at the rocket building area
We finished up the day with enough time to go check out the rocket garden as the sun was going down. They are so, so big, and so, so pretty.
Rocket Garden at Sunset
Johnson Space Center:
It was kind of overcast when we went here, but we still had a lot of fun. It was fun to see what rooms and activities were the same as in Florida, and which things were new. It’s a lot more fun to run around saying “Houston, we have a problem” here too.
The rocket building area in Houston
They had a pretty cool rocket garden too
The Johnson Space Center had some things the Kennedy didn't...
Also - Star Wars. Important addition for learning about space travel.
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