““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
Going Places: Beyond the Final Frontier
NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., will host a celebration of 50 years of space exploration, November 1 to 4. The World Space Expo uses space exploration as the springboard to showcase aeronautics, space operations, future electronics and earth and life sciences.
The event will spotlight military flying, with demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the service's parachute team.
There will be plenty to see for those with their feet on the ground, as the expo brings visitors as close to space as they'll ever go, with interactive presentations supplementing historic and modern exhibits. In addition, astronauts and industry personalities will be on hand at the event's general sessions.
Visitors flying in for the event will likely find Orlando International Airport the most convenient option. Kissimmee Municipal and Orlando Sanford offer runways long enough for business jets as well as jet fuel. Rental cars are available at Orlando Sanford.
For more information about the World Space Expo, visit www.worldspace expo.com.