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02/07/18 - Exploring the Kennedy Space Center with Dan and James

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Dan is excited for space!
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Wow. SLS at its finest
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Employee discount!
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Hey this place finally opened. We'll swing by later
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John Blaha again!
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Orion's heat shield is so enormous
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James follows the slowly rotating Orion
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Dan loves Orion
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I think this commercial spaceflight mural needs to be upgraded. XCOR is still here!
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"James don't touch the ball!"
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James touches the ball
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He loves touching the gross wet ball
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Shuttle stack!
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It's always surprising how huge these are
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Dan for scale
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Hey it's Blue Origin right next door!
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Dan finally meets a shuttle orbiter
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Dan, meet Atlantis. Atlantis, meet Dan.
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Hello, beautiful. Long time, no see.
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Dan just wanted to look at Atlantis all day. I can relate
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Atlantis closeup
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I love the hatch
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RCS in the nose
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Docking port
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Rear of the cargo bay
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OMS pod
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Umbilical connections
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Looking down the length of the payload bay
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Atlantis' left side
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NASA meatball!
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Dan checks out Atlantis' butt. Don't tell Katie.
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Seeing the shuttle in person for the first time is really something else. Especially after knowing about it for years
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I really can't get enough of this vehicle
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Peering into the cockpit
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Flight deck controls
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It's a great looking cockpit
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Star tracker cover
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Wide angle on Atlantis
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Engines and tail
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Such an expansive thermal protection system
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Dan loves the reentry slide
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James' turn
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The corner of Atlantis' wing
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Checking out the STS-135 nose wheels
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Looking back at the leading edge of the wing
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What the hell is this?? Is Kennedy making fun of Goddard??
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Time to pay our respects to Challenger and Columbia
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Challenger debris
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Columbia's windshield
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It's a great presentation. Quiet. Tasteful. I like to just stand and look for a while
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Closeup on the Columbia windshield
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Torn metal
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The grass..
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Closeup on the Challenger debris
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Structure under the outer layer
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Hey the strongback is still leaned back from yesterday
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39-A's looking pretty good after Falcon Heavy!
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Closeup of the strongback
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You can see just how far back it leans at liftoff
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Saturn V!
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Dan touched the moon rock
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Time to see the new Apollo 1 exhibit.
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Wow, Ed White's gas gun from his EVA
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The exhibit here was tasteful but infuriating. Everything was behind these transparent TV screens that had unskippable videos. Unlike Challenger and Columbia you can't just stand and look and think
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The outer cover on Apollo 1
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All three doors on Apollo 1. This was the best shot I could get thanks to the constantly changing video
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Closeup on the hatch
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The inner hatch
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It was a complicated mechanism
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Neat projection on a smoke all
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Dan and James on the Apollo catwalk
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Apollo 14 CM Kitty Hawk, we meet again!
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Nice looking Block II door
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Armrest from Acquarius
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Apollo filght manuals
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Jim Lovell's flightsuit
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Apollo 17 mission rules
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Alan Shepard's Apollo spacesuit
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Closeup on Shepard's suit
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J-2 engines
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I love all the weird little details all around it
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Dan finally meets a Saturn V
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Say "Liftoff!"
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It's a great looking vehicle
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Laying on the ground, looking up at the base of the S-IC
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I always try to find new shots that I haven't already taken
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Oops. Bringing kids around is tough
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Laying on the ground, looking up at the base of the S-II
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Oh no!!
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It's John Blaha!
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This time I got his autograph
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What the hell??
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Hey look it's that stupid fake rover
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Expensive hat!
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Dan can't reach the Mercury controls
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Well that was fun
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Cool X-15 visual
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James doesn't want to be the commander. Dan's stoked for his EVA
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Of course, right after this photo I joined them
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Do you dare run through the fountain floor?
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James takes his life in his hands
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Dan isn't scared
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Neat Alan Sheapard statue
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Wow, this flag has seen some stuff. I wonder when they'll fly it next
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It's cool seeing the asymmetrical wear on the Gemini heat shield
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Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan's spacecraft
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Closeup on Tom Stafford's controls
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Primitive but reliable
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I like the switch guards
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I honestly can't tell if this is the ejection seat or where the seat goes
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The front of Gemini IX-A
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Closeup on the nose
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Hey cool, Wally Schirra's jacket! And.. harmonica?
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Gus Grissom's Mercury spacesuit
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Virgil Ivan Grissom
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The Mercury suits certainly have a distinctive look
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Recreation of the Mercury control room. I'm not sure if these are the actual consoles or not
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It's incredible what they did in the early 60s
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The early goal was to fly three orbits
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I wish I could've gotten a better version of this shot. I really love these helmets
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Buzz Aldrin's report card!
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Gene Cernan's report card!
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What's up with this window on the Redstone rocket?
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Sigma 7! Wally Schirra's home away from home for six orbits
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Taking a look inside Sigma 7
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Such a tiny little spacecraft
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I like this funny AR projection of Gene Cernan bouncing around
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The Astronaut hall of fame!
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Dan loves NASA
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Dan had fun
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Hey we know Terra!
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Bye James! Thanks!
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Airport rules
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