To our surprise, Bill and Terri Roedel made it to Lynn and Angela's Cocoa Beach wedding the previous Saturday. The Roedel's came down from Myrtle Beach, NC to see the space shuttle and rocket launch shoot off Monday. We returned from our Carnival 4-day cruise on Thursday and met up with the Roedel's to tour NASA along with Sandra, who also said she wanted to visit here after the cruise.
Rick likes to make Bill sqrim by giving him a brother-in-lawly peck on the cheek. He tried to do this when he first saw him on Cocoa Beach and Rick said it was funny to watch Bill run away from him. When I came out of the bridal dressing room after helping Angela with her dress I saw this woman hugging on Rick and thought, who is that strange woman hugging on my husbands, until I heard the words emit from her mouth--euchre! I knew immediately it was Terri! OMG, Bill and Terri made it, they did a Rick and Mary thing...surprise us all!
We visited a replica of the space shuttle, where they showed the loading bay, the astronauts flight deck, where they potty, and all those interesting details.
The picture is the actual instrument panels of the 1960s used by the space program. For more pictures visit my facebook page.
This picture does no justice. After the video presentation we enter the huge room of the space shuttle exhausts. It is hard to show by this picture the mammoth size of these exhaust tunnels shown here. Each section of the space shuttle is laid out describing it's use and purpose. Below is the astronauts spacesuit as Rick notes carefully. Their are many different locations, but this one was my favorite which also featured the moon vehicle, an overglorified dune buggy, diner, gift shop and much more.
Fly me to the moon photoshoot. Unfortunately, the pic of Rick and I had to be deleted = ( but the whole experience and knowledge was well worth it.
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