Thursday, July 20, 2017

Space Exploration Day

20 July 1969
One Small Step for Man ...

Those of you who were alive in 1969 probably remember where you were when you heard those immortal words as man took its first step on the moon.   

I've always had a fascination for exploration and that's perhaps why I love cruising so much.  I can only imagine what it was like to be in a space craft heading for orbit and on to the moon.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Huntsville, Alabama

Today, in honor of #MoonDay and #SpaceExplorationDay, we thought we take a break from our normal blog posts about cruises and resort vacations and talk about a day trip to Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville is home to the U.S. Space Camp located with U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

We recently visited with our grandsons in Tennessee and from there it wasn't a long drive to Huntsville, AL.  We left early enough in the morning where we could get to the space museum about the time it opened.   Even before you enter the building, you are greeted by rockets and other space craft on the grounds.

Imagine seeing this through the eyes of a youngster.   Their eyes were as large as a space saucer.

Inside and outside the museum there are plenty of exhibits to peak the imagination of young and old plus tell the history of the U.S. space program from its inception until today.

View our Rocket Center USA album on Shutterfly to see what your day has in store for you when you visit.


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