We had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center for its Salute to Homeschool event. It was the very first time that we had been there so it added to our enthusiasm. Once we arrived, we were very warmly greeted by the staff who had everything already prepared for our visit. They divided us into two teams so we could be easier to handle, I suppose. A veteran astronaut gave the initial speech and welcome. He introduced the kids to some of the technologies that have been used in the past, to what’s current and to what’s being developed for the future space program. Afterwards, we carried out a hands-on activity creating a gadget used to pick up fine materials, sort of like a robotic arm. We then took tours around the center. It was amazing to me the enormity of the place. I guess it’s hard to appreciate its large size through the TV screen. It’s a bona fide town inside, a rather isolated and removed town full of gigantic hangar-like buildings, towers of observation, exhibits and attractions.
Overall, the trip was really worth it and we appreciated the special attention we received as homeschoolers during our stay there. Thank you Kennedy Space Center!