The most overwhelming part of my 2009 Florida trip was a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. This is where the imagination and the technology merge and the human race use the best of the best to launch rockets into the space and always hopeful to find the life on another planet somewhere else in our Universe.
It is probably the earth's most sophisticated facility but the tour guides simplify signficantly for people like me. It was worth a visit.
See more some pictures of KSC here
In case you miss the news, the US astronomers have discovered another low mass planet in the universe. See the link