“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Going Places: Beyond the Final Frontier
NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., will host a celebration of 50 years of space exploration, November 1 to 4. The World Space Expo uses space exploration as the springboard to showcase aeronautics, space operations, future electronics and earth and life sciences.
The event will spotlight military flying, with demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the service's parachute team.
There will be plenty to see for those with their feet on the ground, as the expo brings visitors as close to space as they'll ever go, with interactive presentations supplementing historic and modern exhibits. In addition, astronauts and industry personalities will be on hand at the event's general sessions.
Visitors flying in for the event will likely find Orlando International Airport the most convenient option. Kissimmee Municipal and Orlando Sanford offer runways long enough for business jets as well as jet fuel. Rental cars are available at Orlando Sanford.
For more information about the World Space Expo, visit www.worldspace expo.com.