For the third year running I’ve escaped the cold of Europe after the PWA Sylt World Cup to head south to Miami, USA, to do some slalom and see all things AMERRRCA! Arriving early before the contest, Kurosh Kiani and I decided to do a little roadtrip up the eastcoast of Florida, visiting Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Cocoa Beach (home of Kelly Slater) then finally Orlando and Cape Canaveral, which is home to the Kennedy Space Centre! Launch site of nearly all the coolest space missions American humans have made.
As a little bit of a space buff myself, the day spent at the Kennedy Space Centre was pretty radical. We only had 6 hours to explore the Centre (which seemed like a lot, but actually wasn’t at all and we even missed a few things) but did manage to visit all the various Space Shuttle simulators, NASA ‘early flight’ museum, IMAX movie about space travel, Space Shuttle Atlantis centre and of course met with real-life astronaut Bob Springer! I just found the whole experience super, super, SUPER interesting as there was just so much to see, so I highly recommend anyone on the ‘Space Coast’ to visit the Space Centre if you have a spare day – well worth it!!