June 6, 2011
The Rocket Garden displays the base of historic rockets that launched the first Americans into space.
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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.