Tag: Kennedy Space Center

Selling Orlando: U.S. Travel’s International Pow Wow

Selling Orlando: U.S. Travel’s International Pow Wow

| June 29, 2010 | 1 Reply

You would think a city like Orlando or the greater Central Florida area would have no trouble getting people to come, right?  I mean there are 7 theme parks at Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal combined.  However, tourism is vital to Florida’s economy and big business for the area in general.  Therefore, when the [...]

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Kennedy Space Center offers several up close tours

Kennedy Space Center offers several up close tours

| March 12, 2010 | 2 Replies

I am asked quite often by tourists if they should visit the Kennedy Space center on their Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando vacation.  My answer is always yes. Let me say that I am a child of the Space Age.  I can remember the days when we would have a TV in the classroom [...]

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It’s A Wonderful (Correspondent’s) Life

It’s A Wonderful (Correspondent’s) Life

| January 3, 2010 | 5 Replies

I know, I know, it’s cliche to write the year-end retrospective article around New Year’s.  However, I can’t help it.  It’s my nature as a scientist to analyze, evaluate, and reflect, and it’s amazing to think about all the different experiences I’ve squeezed into 2009.  There were trips to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal [...]

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Kennedy Space Center celebrates Apollo 40th Anniversary

Kennedy Space Center celebrates Apollo 40th Anniversary

| July 17, 2009 | 6 Replies

It was 40 years ago when Apollo 11 landed on the moon July 20, 1969. I remember that day clearly as a child.  Who knew 40 years later I would be at a celebration at Kennedy Space Center photographing the astronauts!

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Apollo 40th Anniversary: Kennedy Space Center July 16, 2009

Apollo 40th Anniversary: Kennedy Space Center July 16, 2009

| June 22, 2009 | 3 Replies

July 16, 1969.  I was not quite 7 months old when three men were blasted into space atop a “monstrous machine” from Cape Canaveral, Florida (now the Kennedy Space Center).  I certainly do not remember this event, but the Apollo missions had a profound influence on my life nonetheless.  My father, Vaughn R. Parfitt, Ph.D., [...]

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Shuttle launch

Shuttle launch

| March 15, 2008 | 15 Replies

For the sake of those that live in Central Florida or want to live in Central Florida, I am now going to take you on a virtual simulated tour of what it is like to go view an actual Shuttle Launch. Let’s get started. I live in a small town 26 miles west of Orlando. [...]

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