Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 2

Kennedy Space Center
July 22 we went to KSC. Dwight works for NASA so we had our own personal tour guide. I've always wanted to work for NASA so I was excited to see this place. All of us crowed into Peggy's Xterra. Jeremy and Quinton shared the way back.

There are three areas that we got to visit besides the main entrance. The first one we went to, we got to see the landing pad. There were three but two of them were not is services.
The second place we got to see an actual shuttle (never used), touch a moon rock, see an exhibit of different space suits and equipment, and watch a simulation of what its like to be in the count down room.The final place I though was the most interesting. We got to see the NASA employees actually working on the payload. There was one employee that dressed up in an alien mask and was playing with Quinton. It was real neat. We also got to walk through the space station. We got to see all the different NASA building but that payload building was the only one that we got to go in.
Space Station bathroom and sleeping quarters.

There was a building that we drove by that was huge. This building is where they assemble the shuttle. It is mostly one floor but there is a second floor for office space.
Once back at the main entrance, there is a kids play area and a simulation ride that is what it would be like to go up in the shuttle. We did get to see a couple of alligators while traveling between tour stops. Well, we saw the eyes.
Peggy had to leave before we did to go to play practice. When we got home, Jeremy and Dwight went to get some food for dinner. Jeremy got some fried gater. Gross, he said it was good. While they were gone, The babies were playing in Jonah's room. I was on the computer. I heard the babies laughing so hard and went to see what they were laughing at. Avery and Jonah were just playing on the air mattress together and thought it was so funny. They were laughing so hard it made me laugh too. It was good to see them getting along so good. Quinton joined in with them. Pretty good start to our trip.

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