Space Shuttle Atlantis

We spent today at the Kennedy Space Center, to attend the last ever journey of Space Shuttle Atlantis, to it’s future museum/exhibit home – we weren’t the only interested people!


We started our day on another tour bus – but this time we got closer than ever to the one-time Shuttle launchpad 39A:

 

Next stop was a VERY close-up with Atlantis, almost close enough to touch 🙂


But Atlantis was on a journey, and it continued as the day progressed. It’s destination:

And as we all lined up to watch, Atlantis slowly (very slowly!) approached …

 

And as we leave at the end of the day, Atlantis is close to being pushed in to the new museum/exhibit building …

KSC Up Close

Today we visited the Kennedy Space Center, in particular the Up Close tour which, right now, includes a look inside the enormous Vehicle Assembly Building (and a surprise bonus)!

Lots to see as well as that tour, such as an International Space Station mural, or try laying in a mock-up Apollo Command Module:


Time to head off on our tour, beginning a long way from the VAB but getting ever closer … and then, inside!

A huge building! It made the Space Shuttle stored inside look quite tiny!
Later the tour continued with a drive-by launch pad 39A where many Shuttles left Earth:


After stopping at the Atlantic Ocean and seeing Alligators we end at the Apollo Saturn V Center, enough of a stop on it’s own to use up a few hours!