10 Top Value Summer Vacations for Families
07.22.2016
U.S. News & World Report

10 Top Value Summer Vacations for Families

Procrastinate on making summer travel plans? Happily, there are plenty of value vacations still available. World events, diverse climates and conventions impact demand and summer travel prices daily. And luckily, it's easy to stay on budget and be a master family vacation planner with a little creativity and a few pro tricks for securing last-minute hotel deals and airfare steals. With that in mind, here are top cost-effective getaway ideas for a variety of family interests and vacation types.

Kennedy Space Center Delivers An Epic Journey
07.22.2016
Long Island Boating World

Kennedy Space Center Delivers An Epic Journey

Here's a question: why are rockets launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida? 

Set on the Atlantic Ocean and relatively nearer the equator compared to other U.S. locations, Cape Canaveral is a prime spot because rockets traveling eastward get a boost from the earth's natural spin. So, they save on fuel as well as rocket power. The rate of spin is at its highest on the equator and slowest at the poles. Cape Canaveral's southern latitude of just 28 degrees above the equator is a nice fit.
 

 

 

 

7 great things to do with your kids in Central Florida
07.22.2016
SunSentinel

7 great things to do with your kids in Central Florida

It's summer. It's hot. The kids need fun. You need to entertain.

So how to get them to look away from their electronic devices, but still put grins on their faces? Here are seven ideas to have fun, stay cool and make some memories.

07.21.2016
FLORIDA TODAY

"Small Astronaut" Gets Opportunity of a Lifetime at KSC

We could all stand to be a little more like Harrison Sheldon.

The 4-year-old "small astronaut" is the child behind a series of photos by his father, Aaron Sheldon, that have garnered national attention. The theme? In a world full of places and things often perceived as old hat, to a child, it is magnificent. While adults practically sleepwalk through places such as Target or laundromats, Harrison can be seen taking in every moment, dressed as an astronaut. An explorer in his own little world.

Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center
12.30.2015
Osceola News Gazette

Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center

Looking for something heavenly to do this holiday season?

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a different kind of Christmas holiday with Holidays in Space, Dec. 19-Jan. 3.

The center’s iconic Rocket Garden will be the site of “Spirit of Exploration,” a stunning presentation of space imagery shown on the side of the 223-foot-long Saturn 1B rocket. The presentation, which takes guests on a journey through NASA’s history and plans for the future, features custom animation blended with historic footage of actual launches and awe-inspiring views of Earth from the International Space Station.