Faculty and staff from the UCF School of Public Administration took an out-of-this-world educational trip to the Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 10. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize faculty and staff with the administrative side of NASA and the changes taking place at the Kennedy Space Center.
Since the end of the space shuttle program, KSC has been transitioning from a government-only facility to a multi-user spaceport. This change is the tangible outcome of federal policy and budget actions that emphasize commercial involvement in the nation's space program.
The group had the opportunity to tour the Apollo/Saturn V Center, including the Apollo 8 Firing Room, the Saturn V Rocket, the Lunar Theater and the Apollo Treasures Gallery.
The group also had the opportunity to explore the newest exhibit -- a tribute to the astronauts of the Apollo I mission.