Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Five Hours - Titusville, FL - 2 pm to 3 pm

Timeline and sights:

2 pm - Disembark the tour bus at the Apollo Saturn V exhibit.

GPS: N28° 36.314; W080° 40.209

When the doors open you enter into a 560' long rectangular building that exhibits a Saturn V rocket. From 1966 to 1973, the multi-stage, liquid fueled, Saturn V ("Saturn five") rocket was used by NASA's Apollo and Skylab programs. 

Between November 9, 1967 (Apollo 4) and May 14, 1973  (Skylab 1), thirteen Saturn V rockets was launched from the Kennedy Space Center. Between December 21, 1968 (Apollo 8) and December 17, 1972 (Apollo 17), a total of 24 astronauts were launched to the Moon, three of them twice.

This family of rockets were designed under the direction of Wernher von Braun, and Arthur Rudolph  at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Boeing Aircraft , North American Aviation, Douglas Aircraft Company, and IBMas were the main contractors.

3 pm - Board the tour bus for the ride back to the Visitors Center Complex.

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