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A visit to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida

I’ve taken some time to get round to it, but here, finally, are some photos of a memorable trip to the Kennedy Space Center during my holiday in Florida last month.

The Center was built for the Apollo lunar program of the 1960s and 70s, and was later used for the space shuttle missions. These pictures don’t convey the vastness of the site, and, at least at present, its poignancy: visiting the Center one has the sense that the future is on hold as NASA waits and hopes for funding for another major space program.

I’ve had the good fortune to be able to visit the Center twice, the first time back in 2000. There’s more to see now, including a spectacular new exhibition space showcasing the Atlantis Space Shuttle. Very well worth a visit. I’ve posted these and many more photos of the Center on Flickr.

Click the thumbnails to see the images at full size.