When my husband and I drove to Florida in mid-June, we expected warm weather but weren’t prepared for the nearly one-hundred degrees. We thought about going to the two Universal Theme Parks, but didn’t like the idea of standing in all those lines in the heat. Then I remembered the Kennedy Space Center was nearby, and we’d always wanted to go there but never had. I suggested it and my husband liked that idea.

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No lines–well, almost no lines. Part of seeing the Kennedy Space Center is outdoors, but the vast majority is inside air-conditioned buildings. They have displays of real space suits, real equipment used in space exploration, and real space shuttles. They even had the robot from the old science fiction TV series, Lost in Space.

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We got to watch short movies about the space program and all the innovations over the years and even future ideas.

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Then we got on board a bus that took us across the island, past some NASA buildings and to another space museum where we watched a movie about the first space flight. After that we saw more exhibits, bought a couple of souvenirs, and took a bus back to the main buildings.

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After that we watched another movie and exited into a massive museum with the Space Shuttle Atlantis on display. By the end of our five-hour visit, we were tired but very satisfied with choice of sightseeing places. And I have to say that as a photographer, I had a blast!

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