Continuing through our space tour we visited the Apollo Center (after having abandoned this draft for months-opps!). I loved that you get to see the actual command center. The movie they have put together is stirring, not cheesy and the information is well presented.
The command center
The informational displays are excellent
still not able to get over how much engineering goes into these things!
They let you touch the moon rocks!
I don't remember when I first learned about mission patches-they have been part of the military a long time-but it is such a great idea! I would love to read a history of them...note to self, track that down, it must exist.
To get out to the Apollo Center you take the bus, which is actually big fun because you get to pass the launch pad and buildings on the way, complete with commentary.
They house and prepare the rocket in this building
and then drive it out on this gravel road (it takes almost a whole day just to move it)
which is special gravel that has no shaking or sparking, it is like 8 ft deep
to the launch pad. Such engineering! Take the bus tour!