Out one Sunday afternoon driving around. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center had already closed, but we walked around in the area at the entrance and made a few photos. Above, looking over from Calhoun Community College. You can see the Saturn V and Saturn I rockets with the Space Shot amusement ride in the background. For more info, click here
The huge Saturn V rocket reflected in the windows of the entrance of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration that also houses another Saturn V displayed horizontally. The Saturn V is the rocket that was used in the Apollo program to get the astronauts and payload to the moon.
The Saturn V is 363 ft tall, taller than the U.S. Capitol Building. You can see the Saturn I in the background. The Saturn I was also used in the Apollo program.
A different view of Saturn V.
Checking out one of the Saturn V engines.
Saturn I with nose of Space Shuttle Pathfinder in background. The Saturn I is located beyond the entrance gate, so I didn't get any closer shots this visit.
Space Shuttle Pathfinder displayed with solid and liquid fuel tanks near U.S. Space Camp area of the facility.
For some other photos and an interesting visit to the Space and Rocket Center with a small visitor of ours check a previous blog post "One Small Step..."
FROM THE PRINCESS ...
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