Kennedy Space Center


Kennedy space center was opened on July 1 ,1962. Named after John f. Kennedy it is located on Merritt island, Florida.

The Kennedy Space Center spaceport and launch complex has been the site of many historic space missions, including the launch of the Apollo missions to the moon, the space shuttle program, and the upcoming Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the moon by 2024.

The Kennedy Space Center was established in 1962 as a response to the Soviet Union's early successes in the Space Race. The center was named in honor of President John F. Kennedy, who had set the ambitious goal of sending a man to the moon by the end of the 1960s.
Today, its a popular tourist destination, with millions of visitors each year. It is open every day of the year, except for Christmas and certain launch days. Last time I was there it was October, the weather was not too miserably hot and the crowds were smaller.

When you visit there are a wide variety of exhibits, displays, and attractions related to space exploration. The main visitor complex includes the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, which features the retired space shuttle Atlantis, as well as interactive displays and exhibits about the history of the space shuttle program. Other exhibits include the Rocket Garden, which features a collection of historic rockets and launch vehicles, and the Astronaut Memorial, which honors the astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration.

Visitors can also take a bus tour of the Kennedy Space Center, which includes stops at the launch pads, the Vehicle Assembly Building, and other important sites around the complex. Additional attractions include the IMAX Theater, which shows space-related films, and the Astronaut Training Experience, which allows visitors to experience simulated spaceflight and astronaut training activities.

When we were there, we were lucky enough to get to go inside the Vehicle Assembly Building which was temporarily open to the public.

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