Kennedy Space Center – Post 2 of 2

My friend and I took a break from our 4-day visit to Universal Studios theme park in Orlando in January 2018 to make a day-trip to Kennedy Space Center out on the coast.

Everyone probably recognizes this astronaut wanna-be:

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Here are some shots of the Space Shuttle Atlantis:

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This is a model of the Hubble telescope:

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This is part of the left-side body panel  from the ill-fated Shuttle Challenger which exploded shortly after liftoff in January 1986:

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These are the cockpit window frames from Shuttle Columbia which was destroyed on re-entry in February 2003.

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This was part of a very tasteful tribute to astronauts which were lost during the Shuttle program.  Others areas at KSC had tributes to men and women from other programs in America’s quest to study outer space.