Sunday, July 08, 2007

Kennedy Space Center

Two years ago, my husband and I visited Kennedy Space Center. This is a picture of one of the launch platforms. With the changes coming in NASA's Space program and all the articles about communities building space fields, one must wonder how things will change. A scenario such as VirginSpace uses, doesn't need the huge support structure. We visited mockups of the computer laboratories--complete with the historic IBM mainframes. Spacefields should get smaller, more easily maintainable, less explosive and damaging to the environment, less fuel consuming. At least, that's my belief. Still, the Kennedy Space Center delivers a world of wonder for the young and provides them good information, good role models, and a fun outing--even if a little expensive. The wildlife was plentiful in the area showing that NASA is paying attention to our world, too. Good news.

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