I have always loved space exploration, and being at the Kennedy Space Center feels like Heaven! There is so much to see and do. I went on a tour to visit the historic launch-pads at Cape Canaveral from where the different space missions and satellites have been launched. The highlight of the tour was visiting the control centre from where the first american flew into space. Allan Shepard's trip was a short one: he returned to Earth after just 15 minutes in space. However, the russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space - he went there just 23 days before Shepard!
|I am in the control center with my fingers |
on the launch button!
|This Mercury-Redstone rocket launched |
Alan Shepard into space in 1961.
OZ1BXM, Lars Petersen, oz1bxm.dk