Sunday, April 22, 2007
Some pictures from this weekend...
This weekend a friend from college came to visit me as she will be moving to Turkey soon on a work assignment. She had never visited KSC, so we took the KSC Up Close Tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that hasn't taken it yet. It is very informational and the tour guides do a great job in giving the right information. We stopped by the launch pads, VAB (which looks like the paint job is almost complete), and the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF). Shown in the pictures are the ESA's Columbus laboratory and Japan's Kimo RMS module. We also visited the Apollo/Saturn building which provided a great reenactment of a Saturn V launch from the Launch Control Center. They even simulated the windows rattling due to the vibration of the launch. It was awesome! After the tour we walked around the vistor center and found that this summer, the new attraction "Shuttle Launch Simulation Facility" will be opening! Can't wait!
We also made time to visit Epcot and they have this new ride called Mission Space. You have two choices with this ride. With spinning and without. We did the "with spinning" version. I definitely felt about 2 1/2 G's. It reminded me of when I rode in the "vomit comet" and the transition my stomach felt going into microgravity. Definitely my favorite ride! Well, I had a fun weekend..but now I have to catch up on school work! I have midterms coming up next week! (ahh!)