Sunday, September 25, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
SCI FI SUMMER AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
Over at Kennedy Space Center, where until recently the United States used to launch men and women into space, this summer they had a special 'event' featuring Star Trek. It was called Sci Fi Summer.
It was scheduled to end on September 5th, and the summer crowds in Florida were scheduled to vanish a few days before that, so I made my plans to visit it at the last minute.
I arrived just before closing, 6pm, on September 1, bought an annual pass, a mere $13 more than a regular admission, and only $4 when they decided to give me a 'senior' discount... ???
Spent the next two days exploring both the special exhibit and the regular exhibits, rode the new Shuttle Launch Experience thrice, headed over to the Saturn V complex, saw two IMAX movies, one about the shuttle and one about the Hubble, and generally had a great time, though the last day was straining me and I didn't start till noon. Could probably use another couple of days there, cause I didn't even get to the Astronaut Hall of Fame which is good for at least a full day all on it's own and is included.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." ~Thomas Jefferson