In short, this new exhibit is outstanding. At the entrance to the building, there’s a model solid rocket booster and fuel tank assembly. You enter and walk up a ramp to a room with a movie about the history of the shuttle program. Then you move into a second room with another movie about the launches before you finally enter the exhibit hall itself. The Atlantis is suspended as though it’s in orbit and you’re free to walk all around it and explore on several levels. In places you’re almost within arms reach – close enough to see a lot of detail including re-entry marks on the tiles.
If you are at all interested in technology and space exploration, then you really should visit the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) when you are in Central Florida.
SpaceX lit up the sky with the launch of the Inspiration4 mission Wednesday evening (9/15/21): the first all civilian mission to orbit. We had a spectacular view of the launch from our front yard in Winter Springs, Florida (about 45 miles from the launch pad)! We have some tall trees to the east that block … Continue reading SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch
Launches from the Kennedy Space Center have ramped up in the last few years, and here in the Central Florida area, we’re blessed with a good view of them.
But you don’t have to be right next to Kennedy Space Center to see a launch. Lynn and I are fortunate to live about 35 – 40 miles from the pads, which is well within viewing distance. We enjoy watching from our driveway.
Well. Kevin M. wanted to meet and photograph the SpaceX launch scheduled for 5:15 am last Friday morning. Talk about zero dark thirty! Anyway, I was all packed and prepared Thursday night when the launch was postponed. Since I was ready to go, I decided to head over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge anyway … Continue reading MINWR – 2/5/21
You may know that I’m very interested in computational photography (image capture and processing techniques that use computer processing instead of / or in addition to optical processes). My last post on this was about a year ago (https://edrosack.com/2017/11/26/more-computational-photography/), and things are still changing very fast! Lynn and I went over to Kennedy Space Center a few weeks ago … Continue reading Computational Photography at KSC
Lynn and I met Howard and Nancy T. at the Cape last Tuesday to watch the first launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Falcon Heavy first launch – This is an Olympus Live Composite, multiple exposure image showing the ascent. From ~12 miles away (the “Close” viewing area off of Vectorspace Blvd near Kennedy … Continue reading When the Experience Exceeds the Photo-op
So we watched a nice sunrise, found some interesting birds, and enjoyed being out in nature. All in all, a very good morning.
If you’re not a Florida resident, you may not be aware of how hard it is to actually see a launch unless you live very close to or are staying at the Cape.