From the back lot of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center you can see
the Saturn V, Saturn I, military rocket launchers and various
other rockets and missiles developed in Huntsville, Alabama. The
tower is a ride called The Space Shot.
U.S. manned space flight hardware museum in the world. Its large
rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of
millions of dollars. From America’s first satellite, Explorer I,
to next generation space vehicles like Sierra Nevada’s Dream
Chaser, the museum showcases the past, present and future of
human spaceflight. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center serves as the
Official NASA Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center
and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
©John W. Ivy
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.