Located on Merritt Island, Florida, the Kennedy Space Center is northwest of Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic Ocean. It lays just between Miami and Jacksonville on Florida’s Space Coast, due east of Orlando. It is 34 miles (55 km) long and roughly six miles (10 km) wide, covering 219 square miles (570 km2).
Kennedy Space Center is a major central Florida tourist destination. If you’re approaching from Orlando calculate approximately a one hour’s drive.
Kennedy Space Center is definitely worth a visit
I was on a business trip in Florida and therefore decided to visit the Kennedy Space Center myself. There are a lot of different public tours of the KSC and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on offer. I am sure you will find something attractive for you.
If you are interested in the history of space flight, visiting the Kennedy Space Center is definitely worth even a longer journey. You will see past achievements of mankind, which we all can be proud of. For example the rockets from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo program in the rocket garden are simply astonishing. Furthermore the exhibited Space Shuttle Atlantis is simply awesome, I spent a lot of time watching it. Additionally you may celebrate the pioneers of NASA’s early space program, and take a look at the mission control center.
This exhibition reminds me of the power of will to do something. Although we live in a consumer oriented world and anybody tries to gather as much money as possible, KSC manages to awake my spirit again. It just fills my heart with pride and deep respect for the people involved.
It does not matter if you are rich or poor. We are all living on a small sphere in endless space. We are living our dispensable life, struggling with problems nobody up there cares about. In the end we will all die in a world we know so little about.
I am dead certain, that research and exploration of space will ensure the future of humanity some day!
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