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  • Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'

    Kennedy Space Center tours go behind the 'gee whiz'
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center is huge and homely and almost 50 years old. It's tall enough to house a 363-foot Saturn V rocket, wide and deep enough to dwarf a space shuttle, cavernous enough for its powerful cranes to maneuver the orbiter and its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters into place on a mobile launch platform. By volume - 129 million cubic feet of space - it is the fourth largest building in the world: 525 feet tall, 716 feet long and 518 feet wide.
  • Mauna Kea's observatories: big science at the top of Hawaii

    Mauna Kea's observatories: big science at the top of Hawaii
    ATOP MAUNA KEA, Hawaii - If you count from sea level, we were 13,796 feet up, almost as high as Mount Rainier. Plenty high enough. But if you count from the ocean floor? My Big Island tour group was shivering in thin air atop the Earth's highest mountain...

    Plan for space vacation not so crazy after all

    Plan for space vacation not so crazy after all
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — I'm a practical person (my kids would call me cheap), so when I read about Cathy Culver's plan to pay $200,000 for about a two-hour flight into outer space, I figured she must be very rich or very nuts. It turns out the San...

    See history at Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower

    See history at Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower
    If you're not boarding a cruise ship, there has been limited appeal to Port Canaveral, despite a restaurant row that offers a view of ocean liners and rocket launches from nearby Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. With the loss of the space...

    Spring flings at the theme parks

    Spring flings at the theme parks
    After this long, harsh winter, it's impossible to begrudge our Northern friends for wanting to spend time in our Florida sunshine. So, in the spirit of a warm welcome, here's a guide to what's new at the parks, including the attractions that have...