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The Rocket Garden displays the base of historic rockets that launched the first Americans into space.

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Traveling Through Space and Time - June 2011

Relaxing with my seat tilted back I suddenly heard a loud noise, followed by spine-jarring vibrations. I felt a pressure on my chest, pushing me back against my seat. Then there was another boom—this one more deafening than the last — and the launch simulator at the Kennedy Space Center made me feel as if I were soaring into space.