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 [...]
Tag: Kennedy Space Center
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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., [...]