The return to Orlando was going to be long, but not because of the route but because of the stops that we were going to make along the way, and this time I played a special, Cape Canaveral, passionate as a child of everything futuristic this was going to be one of the best excursions just like the Epcot center
Cape Canaveral is the most famous cape in eastern Florida, is located 75 kilometers east of Orlando and halfway between Miami and Jacksonville, becoming 1950 the main center of space activities in the United States. Your activity as missile launch base It began on July 24, 1950, experimenting first with modified V-2 rockets. This place was ideal for the tests since they were made eastbound and could be easily followed until they descended into the sea without causing any damage. In 1964 the whole area is renamed Cape kennedy in honor of the deceased president, however, 10 years later as a result of multiple protests he was again renamed Cape Canaveral and Kennedy's name was only for the space center of the POT.
As we arrived, in the distance they lookedthe ferries Ready for your next missions, what a nerve !!!
It is a complex of facilities of the POT It owes its name to the former president of the United States. Some 17,000 people work in this place so that everything works perfectly. The complex is open every day between 9 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon it is always preferable to visit it first thing in the morning as it is usually filled with tourists. The ticket price is $ 39 for adults and $ 30 for children, for about $ 20 more you can take a tour called "NASA closely" that is narrated by a guide who will show us all the ins and outs of the complex. Of course, all tours close the launch days, just take a look at this page to know what days are:
The launch can be seen if you are in the area at the right time, you can freely park on the highway a few miles from Cape Canaveral and see the rocket take off and disappear into space. You can also get passes to see the space launch from a special area for visitors located on the cape. An experience that should be had at least once in a lifetime.
To visit the space center and the launch facility, a small bus called bus, Tickets can be easily obtained in the same center. The building is full of exhibitions and films to teach visitors the entire operation of the complex. The biggest attractions, with which the site has, are the following:
International Space Station Center: In this place the real components of the International Space Station are prepared and an ideal place to visit a model of how members of the space station crew live and work.
Rocket garden: This is a “garden” full of NASA rockets where you can see in all its splendor the greatness of these technical wonders that once crossed space. In some of them you can access the interior to see how narrow they are and what astronauts suffer on their space travel.
United States Astronaut Hall of Fame: This room pays tribute to all astronauts who once ventured into the unknown, as well as personal items and dozens of space travel simulators in which you can feel even the force of gravity multiplied by four, landing a ferry space or drive through the rocky terrain of Mars.
Once again it was time to say goodbye to an amazing park, Cape Canaveral and continue our trip to Orlando, where we will have to end our trip but well this is not over yet.
Isaac (and Family) from Orlando (United States)