Robert S. Smith
Aerospace Education Mentor
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Duval Teachers KSC Workshop and Tour
Friday, May 26th, 2006


6:00 a.m.-        Bus departs USI Shop (Southside Middle School), Jacksonville
9:30-10:00       NASA Educator Resource Center Online Resources Worksho
10:00-11:15    NASA Guest Speaker:
                        Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mark D. Wiese, Mission Assurance Manager, S&MA-Launch Services Division

Mark Wiese and Keely Keyser conducted the NASA Eduactioin Center portion of the workshop.
All Photos are  by Bo Smith unless otherwise indicated

11:15-12:00-   Lunch (KSC Visitors Complex)

12:00-1:30-   Tour of theVehicle Assembly Building (VAB) an Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF)

VAB Pictures

OPF Pictures (Atlantis)

1:30-2:15    Launch Complex (LC) -39B  (inside the perimeter road with Discovery on the pad!)

STS-121 (Discovery)

Bottom view of shuttle with fuel tank and rocket boosters above the flame trench.  Water tower to the left.     (Photo by  Sharon Jones)

Good view of shuttle system resting on the mobile launcher platform
(Photo by Sharon Jones)

VIew of shuttle and water tower with astronaut escape system to the left
(Photo by Sharon Jones)

2:15-3:15     Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Drive Around Complexes 5, 6,14, 19, and 34

Control Room at 'Explorer' (first American satellite) launch site.

3:45-4:45    Escort to IMAX Movie Theater to see the "Liberty Bell' Exhibit and IMAX 3D Movie "Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon"

6:00-    Depart KSC for Jacksonville