We woke up early to hear the news on the shuttle launch…it had been delayed til Friday woop woop!
The good news is we got to go and do the tour.
The bad news was that we probably would’t be able to see the shuttle launching into the sky. This is because it had been rescheduled for Friday at 3pm which is just before our flight leaves for Brazil.
You never know we may see it as we take off on our flight. Its a shame, it would have been nice to see the launch particularly as its Discovery’s last mission. There are only a couple more shuttle launches next year before the fleet of shuttles are retired.
The space centre tour was really good. There were some cool new exhibits since I was there last including a realistic shuttle launch simulator and a 3D Imax show about the Hubble telescope.
We also had a talk from a real life astronaut, which was very interesting.
Because of the imminent launch we couldn’t get too close to the shuttle but we could see it on the launch pad, very exciting!
Also new was the Apollo building which housed the control room used for the moon landing missions as well as the Saturn V rocket, the largest ever built. It was humongous!! We also got to touch a real bit of moon. If you want to recreate this at home, go outside, touch some concrete, and that’s what it feels like. There you go, saved you the hassle of coming all the way over
Overall it was an awesome last day in Florida and a great way to round off the week. It’s just a shame we couldn’t see the launch, never mind!