Employees at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are accustomed to seeing a lot of action in the skies overhead. But there was something unusual in the airspace on April 7: a sleek F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, one of the U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels.
The team was on hand to make preparations for the 2008 Space & Air Show at Kennedy Space Center, which is set for Nov. 8 and 9. Hosted by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the 2008 show will feature several aerial demonstrations in addition to the Blue Angels, including an astronaut rescue simulation performed by the 920th Rescue Wing based at nearby Patrick Air Force Base. In addition to the action in the air, aircraft and space-related exhibits will be displayed on the ground in the viewing area. Astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs will be available for autographs and photos.
Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett