Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kennedy Space Center

Being stationed near Orlanda, Florida's family vacation spot, we have been able to meet up with various friends. On Feb. 2 we met up with Kelly Reagan and Craig Chyles along with their families. We spent a day at the Kennedy Space Center. All I can say is, "WOW". It is amazing to see the size of the space shuttles and rockets. One of the highlights was listening to Al Worden, an astronaut from Apollo 15, tell about his trip up into space (pictured with the Chyles). We tried to view the space shuttle launch on Feb. 7. Kelly Reagan actually drove to the Space Center and had a great parking spot 10 miles from the launch pad. He said it was amazing to see it all lit up. The 4:39 am scheduled launch was cancelled at 4:32 am. How disappointing. He was in bumper to bumper traffic and almost missed his 11:00 am flight back to Iowa.

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