Posted from Gunter Hill COE Campground near Montgomery, AL
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A couple of blogs back I wrote about our first day visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and the Redstone Arsenal. We returned on Sunday May 24th to tour the rest of the Rocket Center. Even with a full second day to visit we discovered that there is a LOT to see.
The assembled rocket stood 363 feet tall. Fully fueled for takeoff it weighed 6.2 million pounds.
Because the Redstone Arsenal is so tightly connected to the space program in Huntsville, a collection of weaponry is also displayed.
We completed our visit by watching another 3D film, "Hidden Universe" in the huge IMAX theater. There are also a number of attractions designed to demonstrate some of the training astronauts encounter with names such as "Space Shot", "G Force", and "Space Mission Simulator". We decided to pass on these. There is truly a lot to see at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. We would highly recommend it to anyone interested in this type of American technology history.
I have many more pictures available for viewing in our Google+ Album on the US Space and Rocket Center. Please take a look.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!