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Tuesday Travel Ticker: A peek inside NASA

June 12, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times staff writer
  • Spectators view past launch; NASA now opening Firing Room 4 to the public.
Spectators view past launch; NASA now opening Firing Room 4 to the public. (Associated Press )

For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests inside the Launch Control Center. The tour shows where  NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the 152 launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs, including Firing Room 4, where all 21 space shuttle launches since 2006 were controlled . . . . The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Yosemite is featuring an exhibit of landscape paintings through the end of September.  Early artists Thomas Ayres, Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran are featured . . . . Residents of San Francisco's historic Alamo Square, pictured on postcards and TV shows,  want the local transportation agency to reroute tour buses onto a nearby street and have them drop off visitors there. The neighborhood has become a popular stop for an increasing number of tour buses, at least 100 a day . . . . Atlanta's High Museum of Art invited three photographers to present their views of the American South, and the results — including slices of urban life, rural portraits and eroding marshlands — will be on display till Sept. 2 . . . . Maui’s Kaanapali Beach Hotel is offering this for $965: three nights in partial ocean view room, choice of jet ski, parasailing or a sunset cocktail cruise for two, plus car rental. Through Dec. 15. Info: (800) 262-8450 . . . . Monterey County’s Casa Munras Hotel & Spa is offering  a summer camp for kids ages 5-12. Activities include ocean-themed crafts, outdoor scavenger hunts and camp songs. Info: (831) 375-0176 . . . .  Bask in a Lake Tahoe sunset with a glass of wine in hand this summer during the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State park . . . .The Tahoe Derby Dames will be hosting the first roller derby home bout of the season on Saturday at the outdoor flat track at Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, www.tahoederbydames.com . . . .  The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is holding Cars and Conversation with Jay Leno, on Saturday, July 14. Tickets at www.speedumfa.com . . . . Currently exhibiting over 400 sculptures, the Cancun Underwater Museum is adding 60 new pieces this summer . . . . Travel quote of the day:  “Summer afternoon — summer afternoon;  to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” (Henry James)

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