Photo Gallery

Our visit to Kennedy Space Center, January 2003.  The weather was cold and very very windy. 


 

Birds in the parking lot at Kennedy Space Center

Spaceman over entry to Kennedy Space Center

Rocket Park

Me sitting in a space capsule

Rockets in the rocket park

Simulated rocket engine with all the hoses, etc showing

Boarding ramp used by the Apollo astronauts who landed on the moon in 1969.

Looking inside of a space capsule

Looking inside of a space capsule.

Rocket

Chris and Mitch pretending to be astronauts

Rocket park

Another view of the Apollo boarding ramp.

A white heron in the marsh

Garage for the crawler vehicle

Operations and checkout building.

The astronauts are always seen coming out of this building just before they go to the shuttle. They come out at the back of the U shape to the right and board their transport vehicle.

Shuttle transport vehicle

Shuttle transport vehicle.

View of Launchpad 39

View of Launchpad 39

View of Launchpad 39

Launchpad

View of Launchpad 39

View of Launchpad 39

View of Launchpad 39

View of Launchpad 39

Our first alligator sighting

Alligator swimming

Christine and me at Kennedy Space Center. Launchpad 39B in the background.

Views of Kennedy Space Center

Views of Kennedy Space Center

The VAB in the distance. It is approximately 5 miles away.

Views of Kennedy Space Center

Bird on top of the pole.

Closer view of launchpad 39B

Closer view of launchpad 39B

Closer view of launchpad 39B

Closer view of launchpad 39B

Closer view of launchpad 39B. You can see the gravel path that the shuttle transort crawler uses.

Closer view of launchpad 39B

The gravel path used by the crawler. The gravel is 7 inches thick. They use a tractor pulling a section of fence to level it after it has been used.

The gravel pathway

The crawler.

Barge that brings the fuel tanks to Kennedy Space Center

Launch viewing area

Launch Control Center

Launch Control Center

Hangers where the orbiters are stored when not in use.

Hangers where the orbiters are stored when not in use.

Launch Control Center

More of the shuttle hangers

More of the shuttle hangers

Another alligator

Closer view of the shuttle hangers

The hangers again

Views of Kennedy Space Center

An alligator and a blue heron in the water.

Viewing area where the family watches the launches.

Shuttle landing strip

Shuttle landing strip

Shuttle landing strip

There was a wild pig mother and her babies in front of the bus.

Still can't see the pigs, but they were there.

Launch viewing stands

Doors to Apollo Saturn display

Launch Control Room

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Cleat from the transport vehicle

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Saturn rocket display

Spacewoman Christine takes a walk on the moon.

Spacewoman Arlene

Moon rover vehicle

Christine had a shuttle brownie for lunch

She also had rehydrating fluid (Better known as H2O.)

Nose of the space shuttle Endeavor

Control room inside of the shuttle

Cargo area inside of shuttle. Satelites are stored there during flight until they are launched

The rockets that launch the space shuttle

The rocket boosters

Space Shuttle Endeavor.

The rockets

Chris and Mitch at the back of the shuttle. Look at how big the engines are compared to them.

Memorial to astronauts who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Lazy alligator

Lazy alligator again

Robot from the Robot Experience.

Guy Gardner -- Former astronaut

Guy Gardner -- Former astronaut

Rocket Park at night