Right at the entrance, we were greeted by an array of rockets used over the years. The specific names of all the models escape me, but the largest one is the legendary Saturn 5 model - the most powerful machine ever built by man.
The business end of this rocket looks more like a tangled mess of tubes and wires, but its a very advanced and complicated machine.
Instead of a boring fountain, the center had a map of the cosmos carved into a 2 ton granite sphere, suspended and slowly rotating on a water base. With enough force you could spin it a different direction!
The solid state rockets and liquid fuel tank for the Atlantis Space shuttle, The picture doesn't do any justice to just how massive this is.
A panorma with a view of several facilities. The location this was shot from was formerly a public viewing area for space launches, but has been deemed too dangerous since then.
One of NASA's two land crawlers, currently being outfitted for SpaceX missions.
This building is where every NASA space vehicle is assembled. Again, the picture does no justice to the height of this building.
Another one of NASA's land crawlers, hiding inside.
Looking out into the Atlantic, one of the main launch platforms would have been behind me. According to our guide this little bunker was used to house sensitive equipment for detecting electricity in the air, as lightning is a grave threat to launches.
3 lightning towers designed to direct bolts away from the launch pad that they surround.
The business end of a decomissioned Saturn 5. Walking the length of this rocket takes minutes! 20 tons of fuel per minute would flow through here.
A list of mission status and abort codes from the Apollo era. View full size to read it.
The retired Space Shuttle Atlantis. 'Murica!
That's the last of the space pictures, I took a few quick shots of birds outside my hotel a few days later on the same trip.
"What you lookin' at?"
A gull dive-bombing to catch a fish, at the moment of impact. Took quite a few trys to capture this!