Rocket Launch at Kennedy Space Center

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in USA

Finally we made it into the Kennedy Space Center. Like little kids we were getting ready for this crazy experience about out of space. Since they had the 50th anniversary we paid a special price of $ 55 for an annual pass (free parking, 10 % discount in the shop, 20 % discount on food and beverages). A daily pass is $ 50 and you pay $ 10 for the parking.

Now we are officially members of the Commander’s Club of the Kennedy Space Center for a whole year, yes! And as a giveaway we got a 50th Anniversary Medal for free. This was made out of material which flew on the Apollo missions. Isn’t that cool?

So, let the show begin. And it began… We started with the NASA tour to experience the journey of the pioneers of space exploration. Especially the story about the Apollo Mission was fascinating.

Not only the old launch pads were on display, suddenly the lunar transportation and an astronaut landed in front of us and via 3D we got the feeling landing on the moon ourselves. It was just amazing.

We had so much fun, so we decided to go for another day. Sometimes you are just lucky to be at the right time at the right spot. So we could witness a launch of the Delta IV Rocket on the 4th October at 8:10am. The NASA launched the rocket with a GPS system for the military in outer space. This was not only for the eyes but also for the ears.

It was really special. Better than any museum or amusement park we had ever experienced. We can really recommend spending at least two days there. Next year they plan to launch a manned space shuttle, so we might be there!