KSC Visitor Complex is an out-of-this-world destination not to be missed. NASA’s launch and landing HQ promises a day of fun and a lifetime of inspiration as you tour launch areas, meet a real astronaut, walk beneath a massive moon rocket, launch aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience and even view a live launch. Options available include an airboat ride, dine with an astronaut and even a behind the scenes tour.
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Less than one hour from Orlando is NASA’s launch headquarters – Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a fasci-nating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program. Tour NASA’s launch head-quarters and see space shuttle launch pads from a four-story observation gantry. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket and relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Meet a real Astronaut, stroll through the Rocket Garden, and enjoy five-story IMAX® space films.
Space Shuttle Atlantis – NOW OPEN AND INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!
The world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, Kenne-dy Space Center Visitor Complex’s new Space Shuttle Atlantis brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite guests to “be the astronaut,” bringing to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program as well as the complexity of the engineer-ing marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can conduct a virtual EVA or extravehicular activity; practice docking to the ISS; extract cargo from the payload bay; create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS; virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank; kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle; get an “X-ray view” of Atlantis’ interior; experience an orbital sunrise; strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch; take the helm at the shuttle cockpit, and much more.
Shuttle Launch Experience
It’s 3… 2… 1… launch as guests take their own exciting journey of the Space Shuttle’s rush to Earth’s orbit. On Shuttle Launch Experience®, visitors strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a real Space Shuttle launch.
- Kennedy Space Center option on Thursdays does not included visit to Astronaut Hall of Fame.
- Transportation only option timings do not coordinate for those that have pur-chased the Astronaut Training Program direct with KSCVC.
- Stroller and wheelchair rentals available.
- Electronic Translator Systems available for hire.
- No backpacks, large bags, coolers, food or weapons allowed inside the KSCVC.
- Operates: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
- Duration: Approx. 12 Hours
- Cancellation Policy: A
- Collection Schedule: C
- Admission To Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex
- Space Shuttle Atlantis
- Shuttle Launch Experience
- Apollo/Saturn V Center
- General Bus Tour
- I-Max 3D Movies
- Admission To Astronaut Hall Of Fame
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