“Check into another world.”
Short of becoming an astronaut, there’s no better way to get a glimpse of Kennedy Space Center than on the Kennedy Space Center Tour (KSC Tour). Take a NASA bus for a drive-by view of the space shuttle launch pad and then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch site and marvel at a massive 363-foot-long Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. The KSC Bus Tour is included with admission and departs every 15 minutes from the Visitor Complex. The tour is self-guided, allowing guests to depart the bus and spend as much time as desired at each location. LC 39 Observation Gantry is included in the General Bus Tour. Date and times are subject to change. Now available on Friday and Saturday: The KSC Bus Tour includes LC 39 Observation Gantry viewing. Tour Length: 1.5 - 2.5 hours Kennedy Space Center guided tours are also available for those with special interests - and allow you to take an up close look at specific aspects of Kennedy Space Center. Guided tours are led by trained space experts and sell out daily. Reservations are strongly suggested. Reserve online or call 866.737.5235. Travel nearly a quarter mile on this bus tour within the perimeter security fence of Launch Pad 39-A. Enjoy a close view of the 350-foot-high fixed service structure, rotating service structure, propellant storage containers, water tanks, flame trench and other aspects of the launch pad complex. This was the lift-off point for most space shuttle missions and Apollo moon missions. The highlight of the tour is the stop in the flame trench which offers the photo opportunity of a lifetime at the pad. This is the first time anyone other than astronauts and NASA employees have been allowed inside the Pad perimeter. Other sites on the tour include drive-by views of Launch Pad 39-B, the Vehicle Assembly Building, mobile launch platforms with a stop at the Apollo Saturn V Center. There are also other specialized bus tours so visit here for more options: http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/tours/ksc-up-close-launch-pad-tour.aspx
Driving down the Space Coast you have to experience the amazement that is the Kennedy Space Center. I highly recommend taking the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and learning all about America’s spacefaring heritage. There's even a haunted launch site at Cape Canaveral.
Launch Complex-34 is a decommissioned launch site at Cape Canaveral believed to be haunted by the ghosts of three astronauts who tragically died there on January 27, 1967. Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee perished almost instantly after a fire completely engulfed their Apollo I capsule.
The launch complex broke ground in 1960 and served as the launch site for the Apollo program's launching of Saturn I and IB rockets through 1968. The Apollo I capsule was being tested for launch when the tragedy occurred. To this day, some NASA employees and visitors to the abandoned launch pad have claimed to hear screams and an overall dark feeling when near the pad. According to local lore, at one point NASA even stopped allowing visitors to the site due to "strange occurrences." Today you can pay your respects on an official bus tour.
What is not to love about the Kennedy Space Center! Every we go to central Florida, we make it a point to stop at the center. My space lover hubby enjoys it, and so did my little one. It was raining the day we visited, but we enjoyed it regardless.
Only an hour outside Orlando, it's easily accessible and is a wonderful hands-on educational experience for everyone in the family.
Great place to visit for kids and adults. There's so many exhibits and displays to see. You'll really learn lot of the history. The admission fee is pricey but worth it. Very educational place to visit.
This is an awesome place. Kids loved it a lot and it left a lasting impression on all of us. We talk about this trip a lot. Even my daughter is changing her plans in school to become and engineer to work for NASA, so that says a lot. Like others here have said, the fee to get in is high ($50.00 if I remember) but you get to see a lot of neat things. I was impressed with display of the Atlantis Shuttle. Started with a film of the about the Space Shuttle program ending with the display of the Atlantis Shuttle. Very powerful. One thing to keep in mind since I missed it. There are other bus tours you can go on for an additional fee, but there is also a buses that goes from the space center to the Apollo/Saturn center which is part of your entry fee which I wasn't aware of. The buss leaves every 15 minutes. I was a little disappointed that this wasn't advertised well, but spending the day just checking out the shuttle was still a highlight to our trip to Florida.
À little to expensive i think, Nice place, interresting, arrive early, bus ride tour the complexe is to do in first in the morning so you have time to visite at your own pace after.
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