Boarding students visit the Kennedy Space Center

By Valentina Fornaro Galliano ‘19, international student from Argentina and Public Affairs Officer for the regiment.

On Marther Luther King Day, Monday, January 15th, Admiral Farragut Academy took us, the boarding cadets, to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. The Kennedy Space Center is one of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers where astronauts are trained and spacecrafts are launched. There, we were given the opportunity to train like astronauts and learn about space in a very unique way.

There were many different attractions that we got to experience along with the Residential Life staff. The Space Center Bus Tour offered us a closer look to what happens behind the gates.

Heroes and Legends, which is a 4D attraction, offered a mix of 4D multisensory theater and actual artifacts including a Redstone rocket suspended overhead, along with the Sigma 7 capsule and the Gemini 9 capsule. This led us into the U.S. Astronauts Hall of Fame where American astronauts are remembered and honored. A highlight of the Hall of Fame was when we got to see the statue of Alan B Shepard, who is an alumnus of Admiral Farragut Academy’s class of 1941.

Visiting the Kennedy Space Center was an experience that not many people get to have, and it was really fun to be able to share that experience with all of our friends.