We were finally able to see the Kennedy Space Center this weekend because they were having two days for Brevard County that were free with a canned good item for each person as entry. Normally their admission fees are about $45 for adults and $35 for kids.
We spent pretty much all day there. We didn't get to do everything but it was very hot and there was alot of walking. We brought a picnic lunch which we ate at the car and by the time we we left we all had enough for one day. I took some photos of our visit.
These first two were taken on the bridge on our way to the Space Center.
These were taken driving into the Kennedy Space Center entrance.
This is the entrance to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
From here you can go into any of the exhibitions or take the bus tour. We chose the bus tour since it says it can take 2 1/2 to 3 hours. The buses run continuosly every 15 minutes . They take you to three stops. The LC-39 Observation Gentry, the Apollo/Saturn V Center and the International Space Station Center.
Our first stop was to the LC-39 Observation Gentry. On the way we saw the Vehicle Assembly Building. I could only get photos of it from the bus.
The building is 52 stories high. The flag is 21 stories high. Inside the building is only one story.
Our first stop was the LC-39 Observation Gantry.
We rode the elevator to the top and walked the ramp down on the outside.
This is the view from the top.
From the third floor down there is a Space Shuttle Main engine down the center. It stops about a third of the way onto the ground floor.
The view looking down at the main engine.
It is massive of course. Here is my son standing in front of it.
From the ground floor looking up.
We then went to see a movie here and then into an exhibition area.
These are some of the signs on the way into the movie.
Afer the movie we went into the exhibition area where there were alot of models.
Cut away model of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Model of the launch pad. The arms moved away and there were lights in the base. My husband expected there to be more but it was still pretty cool. There was a video playing showing you how the launch pad worked. The first photo is from the rear where we had just entered from the movie.
The front now.
Can you see the little light at the bottom?