Our kids get very excited when you talk about the Space Program. And the Mars rover (any). And astronauts. And meteors. And craters. And…. well, you get the idea.
We’ve watched a lot of video on the Mars rovers, and listened to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield. We’ve been to a few space museums, but I think this was the first time we went to Kennedy Space Center. And how do you go out with a bang at NASA? Have lunch with an Astronaut of course!
The lunch wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Astronaut Sam Gemar was awesome, and told quite a few great stories to the audience. You get a buffet style lunch and there are about 300 people in the auditorium with you seated at tables. As you eat, the presenting Astronaut walks around and chats with people, and answers questions about space or his experiences. But we did have the opportunity to get our family photo with him after lunch. Now we can all say we met and ate lunch with an astronaut!
Kennedy Space Center is our favorite so far. We did the launchpad tour, and probably did every interactive exhibit they have there. It’s very SpaceX oriented here, which makes sense since they are testing and launching rockets from here. We spent a total of almost 3 days here, and enjoyed every minute of it!