Real astronaut says Mission: Space is 'very realistic'

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2003 4:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney World bills its new Epcot thrill attraction, Mission: Space, as being as close to a rocket ride as most humans will ever get. While most riders will never have the chance to know for sure, at least one does: retired NASA astronaut Winston Scott, a Coconut Grove native who is now executive director of the Florida Space Authority in Cape Canaveral. The Miami Herald put Scott on the ride for his opinion.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 2:00 PM
Didn't they say that when Mission to the Moon opened at Disneyland? ;)

"SOME people have NO class!" - Mom from the Whizzer queue

Tuesday, July 29, 2003 2:41 PM
I have been on the ride...ABSOUTELY AWESOME!!!

Between the g forces and weightlessness, it is cool

I don't know how accurate it really is, but it was very intense

Tuesday, July 29, 2003 3:07 PM
I agree.
I rode it the first week it opened.

The g-forces are out of this world... pun very much intended. :)

But I agree, the weightlessness is amazing. I wonder how long you feel weightless though.


Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:32 PM
Here here...rode it twice so far and it still amazes me!

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