A flock of vultures soar near the mock life-size External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters on display in front of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at sunset.
A collection of images from the superb Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s “once-in-a-lifetime concert experience beneath Space Shuttle Atlantis” at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. I thought I was being sly bringing in my pocket camera tucked into my jacket for the expected “cocktail attire” for the event, but should have known better when almost the entire well-dressed crowd was lugging around one sort of camera or another or, as most were doing, shooting pictures with their cell phones. All these […]
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The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is ready for the holidays as we found out during a visit on 23 December 2013. The NASA logo at the entrance has been modified a bit to look like a giant Christmas tree ornament. I was happy to play the role of unofficial tour guide on our visit for Dr. Richard Baker, Susan Boyd, Dr. Juanita Baker, Dr. Brenda Baker, Erik Liu, Dr. Andrew Liu, and Kira Liu. Andy is a research scientist […]
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International tiger conservationist Takako Hashimoto-Sato, a former USFWS employee, traveled from her home in Japan to attend the 50th anniversary of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and invited me along as her guest. In 1963, the year after NASA acquired the land that would become Kennedy Space Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was allowed to come in and manage all the natural areas as a refuge, which the USFWS continues to do to this day. To mark the […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: 50th Anniversary, Kennedy Space Center, KSC, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, MINWR, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Shuttle Atlantis, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS