On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on a mission which lasted 6 days, 2 hours, 23 minutes, 59 seconds.
Unlike the Kennedy Space Center Shovel, this souvenir of KSC is actually shaped like a spoon and was probably made around the time of Ride’s Challenger mission. The spoon is much, much smaller than the actual space shuttle. Science!
It bears the name “Vizcaya” and has the likeness of a ship at the top, but where this spoon is actually from, I have no idea!
It could be Villa Vizcaya in Miami, Florida, or it could refer to Biscay, in Spain (Vizcaya in Spanish). Anyone know?
Continuing with theme park week: A spoon from Busch Gardens, Tampa preaches to us that “Extinction is Forever”, which was the park’s slogan from 1983 to 1992. Not haunted because, of course, pewter. Continue reading “Day 105 – The Busch Gardens Spoon”