Thank you for Following:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Shuttle Atlantis Launch

This is the Rocket Garden inside Kennedy Space Center/NASA in Florida. This place is gorgeous and when I was there, all I could think of was my students back in the Philippines. How I wish I could bring them here for a Science Excursion. We live only less than an hour away from here so, I can go here anytime I want and the ticket, I can get it at an affordable price. July 8 was my birthday and it was the Atlantis lift off to International Space Station to deliver supplies and logistics. The feeling of sadness can be felt in in this area too because it would mean, no project, no more workers. In fact, after this mission hundreds of the workers inside Kennedy Space Center lost their job already.The whole major roads heading to NASA looked like this. In fact, this is a good spot to see the launch and we are lucky to get here before everyone else does. We traveled at 5Am and we brought two laptops to keep track of what's going on at NASA and of course, I can still blog.It was believed that this final launch had more than a million visitors. Though it was cloudy and stormy, the launched was on schedule. Everybody participated the countdown and the lift off was spectacular! Everybody was so excited and the kids can't contain themselves..This photo was taken by NASA/Fletcher Hildreth inside Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It is impossible to get a close caption like this without a high tech camera. This is the lift off and the final mission of Space Shuttle Mission that is why, we wanted to witness.Oh yeah, I was there with my husband and more than a million other visitors.Here we are having a good time in the windy area of Port Canaveral. We are in the Banana River area just further across the launched pad.This is my favorite picture of all. Humans are too small for this gigantic rocket,right? This place is huge and spacious enough to feature on display the real Saturn V rocket of the Apollo program. The Apollo/Saturn V Center is built to tribute to the Apollo astronauts and the machines that got them on the moon and brought them home safely. In this area, you will find the lunar vehicle too. Now, I am thinking to go back and take some new pictures.This is my entry for Travel Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by at Florida everyone:-)

14 comments:

  1. The photo with all those cars reminded me of the movie Armageddon...and other dooomsday movies --- beautiful photos you shares!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Halo agi k diri, dugay na kau ko la kalaag diria ba..apil diay ka sa TT? first entry ni nimo noh? hehe..musta nmn? la jpon mo nakabuo? paspasi na lol..anyway akong baby kay four months na dali kau ang panahon oi..

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've been to Florida but I've never been to Kennedy Space Center. Maybe in the near future :)

    Mom-ME time linky is up, would love to see you there!

    ReplyDelete
  4. ahm, ka-nice diri...sayang oi, if we ever get to visit Florida, hangtud museum nalang tingali mi kay last na jud to nga launch... haaay...i like the last photo too...visiting from TT!

    ReplyDelete
  5. kung naa pud ko didto ika i million ug 1 siguro ko.. historic oi... exciting :) was hre for TT Ams..

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow...lucky you! To be able to visit any time...I love the fact that you do not take it for granted.

    Your photos are cool too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. lucky you to be able to visit such place.

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW! Such an awesome experience Ams.. so lucky you!

    Ako ani taman ra tawon sa MOA..hahaha! But thanks for letting us see nice photos like these. Very exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very informative share for TT. how i wish i'll be able to visit this place.

    here for TT

    ReplyDelete
  10. wow nice pics...i love the pic with rocket t'was really a nice capture...Dropin by from TT. hope u you visit me back...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wa jud ko kakita ani kay naghagok pa akong beauty! Nice kaayo ka diha Ams kay unay kaayo. :)

    Visiting late for TT. My share is My FIRST HOP in LAS VEGAS. Hope you can stop by!

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow. amazing! what are the chances of being there when the shuttled lifted off? you're so blessed to be there.

    thanks for joining last week's meme. this week, we are still on travel photos of places.

    http://www.thetraveldiva.info/2011/07/25/tuesday-travels-photos-garden-of-the-gods/

    see you again!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful photos. It must be an awesome thing to experience. Imagine, you have witnessed that part of the history.

    visiting via Tuesday Travels.

    ReplyDelete

I love to read your comments. Thank you so much and I will visit back.

Disclosure Policy is valid from 21 October 2008. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by amiable amy. For questions about this blog, please contact me thru "comments" area of any post. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. If it is a sponsored post, it may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always identified as paid or sponsored content. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. It is the sole responsibility of the reader to weigh the product endorsement as legitimate.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails