A group of 21 students of classes VI to XI along with teacher chaperons visited the Kennedy Space Centre (Florida), Sea World, Universal Studios, Washington DC, New York, and Niagara Falls from 29th Sept to 11th Oct 2019.
The visit to the Kennedy Space Centre, Orlando, Florida was a lifetime experience where the team explored the Visitor’s complex, Vehicle Assembly Building, Launchpad, Saturn V Rocket-launch control center, Space Shuttle Atlantis Complex, and Rocket garden.
Visiting the Astronaut Hall of Fame, and Astronaut Training Centre kept my scientific and space temper ignited and sustained. With extraordinary statistics of only 600 astronauts all over the world, the experience of interacting and dining with the astronaut Bruce Edward Melnick was unique and helped the students to enhance their knowledge of the cosmic zone.
Multi-Axis Trainer, Simulation on Orbiter landing, life in the space shuttle, and live demonstrations of challenges faced were the activities minutely explained and demonstrated.
Kennedy Space Centre opened avenues for observation for live shuttle experiences like Atlantis, IMAX Theatre, Shuttle Launch Experience, KSC Bus Route, Rocket Garden, virtual documentaries, and a few lifetime experiences..!
With so much to reflect in the offing, the only next awaited activity was a visit to the Cocoa beach was replete with loads of fun. All cherished a tour to the Sea World, Orlando. The thrilling experience at the Wizardly World of Harry Potter, and the Island of Adventure at Universal Studios added a special charm to this trip. Soaring adrenaline rush on rides and Live Shows gave the much-required impetus to the visit.
The group took a flight to Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States followed by a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill, and the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States, The White House.
Pristine Niagara Falls catapulted the trip to a realization of the splendor of nature. Politically the fall distinctly divides Canada and the United States of America. The boat ride, the Maid of Mist transported the students to the foot of the falls… a truly mesmerizing experience for all which transported us in a state of trance. It was a unique amalgamation of deep-rooted education and skyrocketing fun.
The troupe embarked on a road trip to New Jersey and savored the beauty and majesty of the roads of America. The students had an amazing time at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, in New York.
With the most magnifying aura as its halo, a visit to Times Square and its associated shopping spree added thrill and glory to the stay. Food habits too were a source of value addition.
Ferrying to Liberty Island and marveling at the magnificence of the Statue of Liberty was another high point that oversaw the New York skyline against the calm Atlantic. They also went on a city tour where they saw the Rockefeller Centre, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and other famous landmarks of New York.
It was a majestic experience to have a 360 Degree aerial view of New York City from the 102nd floor of One World Observatory. The students also visited the site of the 9/11 attacks, Ground Zero.
Beautifully said all we need to acclimatize into the ever-changing scenario is to realize a sincere heart and develop trust. The trip was yet another forum to build the same. With uncompromising discipline, excellent time management, and good eating habits as the core essence, a trip like this is always to look forward to.
After all this…we can say…God Bless DPS Warangal..!!!