Saturday, April 23, 2011

Six days and counting...

until the lift off of space shuttle Endeavour.  I'm packing today, getting ready for departure on Wednesday, meeting the Bu bro and two of his kids at the Denver airport.  Here's our tentative itinerary during our trip to Florida's "Space Coast":
  • Wednesday:  Fly into Orlando, arriving late afternoon.
  • Thursday: Visit Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and take bus tour of the facility that includes NASA headquarters and the closest possible view of Endeavour on pad 39A. We’ll also visit the Shuttle Landing Facility and runway, see the massive Vehicle Assembly Building, and catch a glimpse of the gigantic Crawler Transporters.
  • Friday: Back to KSC for lunch with an astronaut and afternoon blast off if all goes according to schedule!
  • Saturday: Visit Cocoa Beach and hopefully see the solid rocket boosters being towed back to KSC.
  • Sunday: Fossil hunting in the Peace River.
  • Monday: Return home.
I'm very, very excited.  I feel like a kid again.

RELATED:  Florida Braces for Huge Crowds for Next Week's Space Shuttle Launch.


  1. But you're going to miss the Royal Wedding.

  2. Can't wait to see your pictures, both of the launch and your fossil finds.