Kennedy Space Center- Florida

Why didn't the sun go to college? Because it already had a million degrees! DUH!  (hehe)

I have always been a space nerd. I love reading about dark matter, black holes, super nova's, deep space, solar storms, all of that jazz. I felt like a kid in a candy shop when we pulled up to the center and I saw the REAL rockets near the entrance, a replica shuttle a little further down, and the NASA logo literally everywhere.

 

 The “Rocket Garden” that you see as you walk in.  

The “Rocket Garden” that you see as you walk in.  

My favroite part, which also happened to be the first thing we did, was having lunch with an astronaut who has been to space not once, not twice, but three times! It was so neat to hear him talk about how it feels to look at Earth from thousands and thousands of miles away. It was also interesting to hear him talk about learning to go to the bathroom in space, which from the sound of it, is very difficult. The food was also INCREDIBLE, and there was a ton of it. 

Later on in the day we hopped onto a bus and headed out on a tour of the Kennedy Center, which is a whopping 131 square miles.  This part held a lot of cool experiences, like seeing where SpaceX launches their rockets, and where Nasa launches theirs, along with how they get the shuttles out to the launch pad. 

The bus ends the tour by dropping you off at a building containing the actual Saturn Five shuttle, which was gigantic. It was surreal, being surrounded by so much gear, equipment and just pure history. We got to touch a real moon rock, so that was pretty rad and I think it just might have been Chance's favorite part of the whole center. 

All in all, I highly recommend visiting Kennedy if you are ever near Orlando or Cocoa beach. Even if you are not a space nerd, there is literally something here for everyone. 

The gift shops aren't too shabby either. (I spent way too much money at both of them...oooops.)

-Sierra 

 They had this really cool wall of newspaper headlines from when the U.S. was in the race to the moon. 

They had this really cool wall of newspaper headlines from when the U.S. was in the race to the moon. 

 Chance and I infront of Saturn Five. The quality of the picture isn't the best due to trying to fit all of this massive shuttle into the picture. 

Chance and I infront of Saturn Five. The quality of the picture isn't the best due to trying to fit all of this massive shuttle into the picture. 

 Of course i had to get a picture in-front of the retro NASA van. 

Of course i had to get a picture in-front of the retro NASA van.