Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Day 8 - Kennedy Space Center, Florida


After a long and exciting day, I'm pretty tired, but I promised pics last night so here we go!

Mattias in a full scale space shuttle from the early days. Pretty tight!

The actual command centre where they oversaw the takeoff of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to travel around the moon (probably the same command centre as for Apollo 11 as well, when the first steps on the moon were taken):

A full scale model of the Saturn 5 launch rocket. I couldn't fit the space shuttle in the picture - all of these parts were destroyed at lift off :D

Our local beach at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach. We took a little swim in the ocean - it was warm but the currents were strong so we mostly walked along the beach.

The hotel pool, where we went for a late night swim before returning to the room.

And here we are now, ready to crash into bed and sleep. Up bright and early tomorrow for a trip to Disney World!

PS. They said on the news today that there's no risk of a hurricane until after July 17th! By then we are out of the coastal area around the Mexican Gulf, so we don't need to worry about a Katrina-like scenario in New Orleans. There are still local thunder storms and heavy rain in the afternoons nearly every day, but they pass within an hour or so.

Until next time!

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