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The Williams Family Collection - Visit to John F. Kennedy Space Center (1984)

Paula Schermerhorn

Silent | 1984

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  •  Trying on space helmets 
  •  Model of Spacelab module, a reusable laboratory used during Space Shuttle missions 
  •  Ferry ride 
  •  Aboard a naval ship 
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In this home movie from 1984, the Williams family visits John F. Kennedy Space Center and its official visitor complex, Spaceport USA, in Florida. Touring though the facility’s museum exhibits, they look at a Mercury spacecraft and try on different kinds of space helmets. The family later sees an engineering model of the Spacelab module, a reusable laboratory that NASA used on certain Space Shuttle missions. The home movie also includes scenes from the rest of the Williams’ vacation, such as a ride on a ferry and a tour of a naval ship.