I recently visited the Kennedy Space Center, known as NASA. I HIGHLY recommend going there! I went there with the 4th and 5th grade classes. We got to choose a parent or guardian to go with us. I chose my dad because he likes to learn about space. We saw movies and went on rides and SOOOO many other things. They showed us actual rockets, and what the astronauts stayed in. They also showed us a piece of the moon. I learned about so many things, and that is what I am going to share with you.
I enjoyed SO many things, such as a 45 minute movie called The Hubble IMAX, the simulator, the big gift shop, the bus tour, the museum that had a HUGE spaceship inside, the rocket garden, viewing the EXACT control room used years ago, and of course… EVERYTHING else!
Right before the simulator, there was a TV that showed some astronauts that were talking, and one said, “We were going up into space, and my face started hurting. Why is my face hurting?” he said, and then he realized it was because he was smiling SOOO much! When I was on the simulator, it showed us how it felt to go up to space. Guess what? My face started hurting because I was laughing and smiling so much… I now know how he felt.
It is unbelievable how much I learned. I learned that the NASA building station is the largest one story building IN THE WORLD, that the hubble telescope needed to be fixed many years ago, the space station is as wide as two football fields, and as long as three football fields, and the largest hand-painted flag in America is on the NASA building station.
Not only that, but a spaceship is bigger than two Statue of Liberties, Hubble pictures can travel billions of trillions of miles into space, the rocket that lifts the spaceship into space detaches after the spaceship is in space, and over 1,300 cameras are hidden on the NASA property. I could tell more, but I can’t remember all the details and facts.
I had a wonderful time at NASA, and again, I highly recommend going there! I loved looking around at artifacts and such, and learning new facts too! If you do go there, I hope you enjoy it! Have you ever gone to the Kennedy Space Center or want to go? What would you do if you went to the Kennedy Space Center?