Kennedy Space Center – Popular Destination

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One of Florida’s most popular destinations, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tells the epic story of the U.S. space program – from the first day through the present. The 70-acre arena, a gateway to a working space center, takes visitors on a journey that’s both entertaining and educational, interactive and inspirational. Located just one hour from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center is a fascinating place where it seems anything is possible. Here you can meet a real life Astronaut, walk amongst giant rockets, tour actual rocket launch areas, be wowed by stunning IMAX films, touch a piece of Mars, or take a peek at a full size Space Shuttle replica. Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11.

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Wooden Space Shuttle by Soviet Union

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Wind tunnel test wooden copy of Buran (BTS-02) space shuttle scale 1:3 is at the far corner of Zhukovsky airfield. It no longer exists. destroyed. The Buran was a test vehicle in the Buran program. It was constructed in 1984, and was used for 25 test flights between 1985 and 1988 before being retired.

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Pictures of Futuristic Space Needle in Seattle

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Space Needle aka Seattle Center was designed for the 1962 World’s Fair.

Facts:

Height: 158 m(518 ft.)
Footprint: 36.6 x 36.6 m (120 x 120 ft.)
Stories: 60
Cost: $4.5 million (1962)
Materials: Steel, Concrete and Glass
Architect: John Graham & Associate

Admission:

Observation Deck Admission
Regular: $19
Youth (ages 4-12): $12
Child (age 3 & under): Free
Senior (ages 65+): $17

Day & Night Admission
Regular: $26
Youth (ages 4-12): $17
Senior (ages 65+): $24

Opening Hours:

Observation Deck & SpaceBase Retail Store
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 11:30pm
Sunday 9:00am – 11:00pm

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Stunning Pictures of Outer Space

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The most beautiful space pictures you’ll ever see. Photographs of outer space are recorded for the purposes of science, but are also often breathtakingly beautiful images revealing the wonders of the universe.

The Helix nebula

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Credit: ESO/VISTA/J. Emerson. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Cluster and nebula NGC 1929

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Credit: ESO/Manu Mejias

Omega nebula

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Credit: ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute

NGC 2442

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Orion from Head to Toe

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The hole in orion’s heart

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Credit: Jesus Vargas and Maritxu Poyal

Spiral galaxy M96

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Credit: ESO/Oleg Maliy

The Soap Bubble Nebula

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Credit: T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF

NGC 7006

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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

The Triangulum Galaxy

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credit: KPNO, NOAO, AURA, Dr. Philip Massey

Abell 2744, the Pandora Cluster

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Credit: NASA, ESA, ESO, CXC, and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna)

Cluster Omega Centauri

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Credit: ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: A. Grado/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

Globular cluster NGC 1846

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Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), with P. Goudfrooij (STScI)

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Palace of the Arts Looks like Space Ship

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Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. It was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It opened on 8 October 2005 and becoming a symbol of the cityscape of Valencia. The main building is designed with the dual intention of acting as a multi-hall auditorium and creating an urban landmark of a certain monumentality. The main Hall is at the heart of the building. The roof with 230 m. in length and 70 m. in height is the most representative part of the complex.

Developer: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias S.A.
Location: Antiguo cauce del río Turia/Old Turia riverbed
Contractor: UTE Necso-Dragados
Acoustics: Alfonso García (García B.B.M., S.L.)

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Good Bye, NASA Space Shuttles

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Today is a extremely sad moment in US history, the end of the Space Shuttle program. Space program ran for an impressive thirty years. The first shuttle, Columbia, blasted off in April 1981. This was followed by four more shuttles, Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis. Today (21th July 2011), after decades of inspiring millions around the globe, space shuttle Atlantis made a final touchdown at Kennedy Space Center. Space shuttles will be replace by a new generation of vehicles to fly to the international space station.

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The International Space Station and the Docked Endeavour

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The International Space Station alias ISS is an internationally developed research facility, which is being assembled in low Earth orbit. The ISS can be seen from the Earth with the naked eye. It is the largest artificial satellite orbiting the Earth. This is images of the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour. The pictures are the first taken of a shuttle docked to the International Space Station from the perspective of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

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