Kennedy Space Center - Titusville Florida -
John Glenn, Neil
Armstrong, Sally Ride and Jim Lovell are just a few names of the brave men
and women that have launched into space from Kennedy Space Center, and now
it's your turn to become a part of the space program. Your full day of
exploration includes real space hardware, authentic attractions, inspiring
exhibits and hands-on experiences that will make KSC the highlight of your
Florida vacation. The incredible accomplishments of the Apollo
moon program return to life in the amazing Apollo/Saturn V Center. In
back-to-back IMAX® theaters, you'll feel the thrill of space exploration on
five-story screens as you "float" right alongside NASA Astronauts. On our
guided tours into exclusive areas, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at
Kennedy Space Center's working space flight facilities. Strap in
and experience interactive space flight simulators at the Astronaut Hall of
Fame. Touch a real piece of Mars, see gigantic rockets, board the Space
Shuttle Explorer and much more.
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- MUST SEE!
- Fewer than 500 men and women – of the
Earth’s six billion people – have ever flown in space. But each day
at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests get the rare opportunity
to meet a real-life member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps. The daily
briefings allow plenty of time for guest interaction. So bring your
questions – and your camera.
Astronaut Hall of Fame
- Dedicated in May 1991, the Space
Mirror is a high-tech national monument to our fallen heroes. Visited by
more than 20 million people, the Space Mirror is a project of The
Astronaut Memorial Foundation and was paid for by Florida residents who
purchased special Challenger mission automobile license plates.
IMAX Space Films -
- In two giant IMAX® theaters, the dream of space flight comes alive with
a wall of sound, five-story screens and realistic 3D special effects.
Dramatic footage shot by NASA Astronauts during actual missions will make
you feel like you’re floating right alongside them. “Space Station 3D” –
Narrated by Tom Cruise, this 3D film puts you right in the middle of a
massive international undertaking as Astronauts and Cosmonauts construct
the International Space Station 200 miles above Earth. “The Dream is
Alive” – Get an insider’s view of the intriguing Space Shuttle program.
Filmed by Shuttle Astronauts and narrated by Walter Cronkite, this film
captures the awesome beauty and thrilling sensations of space flight, as
well as the daily business of living and working in space.
Space Shuttle Plaza
- In the Space Shuttle Plaza, guests are met with a jaw-dropping,
full-sized NASA Space Shuttle replica - Explorer. Here you can
experience how Astronauts live and work aboard real spacecraft. Sharing
the plaza with Explorer are the other components needed to launch the
orbiter: a huge external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters.
Next to the Space Shuttle Explorer is the Launch Status Center, where
visitors receive live briefings on NASA launch and space flight activity.
International Space Station Center
- Now it's your turn to climb aboard the
International Space Station on the NASA Up Close Tour. The International
Space Station is "the dream that seemed impossible" - the most ambitious
space program since the Apollo moon landings. This fascinating
facility gives you an up-close glimpse inside the actual facility where
NASA is preparing the real components of the International Space Station -
the largest, most complex structure ever to be placed into orbit.
Enter the full-scale mock-up of the Habitation Module and see the
facilities that space station crewmembers will use for living, sleeping
and working quarters. An elevated observation room overlooks the
actual processing bay where each space station component is checked out,
processed and readied for its trip into orbit.
- The Official Kennedy Space Center
Space Shop is the world's largest store devoted entirely to space and NASA
memorabilia, gifts and collectibles. There are over 8,000 space-related
items that will entice space enthusiasts of all ages - from the first-time
visitor to the serious collector. Items are available online and at the
in May 1991, the Space Mirror is a high-tech national monument to our
fallen heroes. Visited by more than 20 million people, the Space Mirror is
a project of The Astronaut Memorial Foundation and was paid for by Florida
residents who purchased special Challenger mission automobile license
Mad Mission to Mars -
- Using the comedic antics of Professor
Pruvitt, and his wacky colleagues, Kelvin and WD-4D, "Mad Mission to Mars
2025" transforms the audience into "astronaut trainees." Live action,
hands-on fun, stereoscopic 3-D computer animation and spectacular
theatrical effects-including artificial winds and splatter cannons-combine
to take guests on a unique and educational voyage through the cosmos.
- Travel back in time and history
in the newly re-developed Rocket Garden. Dramatic new lighting brings
these historic rockets back to life with an adventurous and patriotic
scheme, highlighting each fuselage with brilliant white uplight, bathing
the site with techno-blue accents and heating the engines with flickering
red-orange light. This lighting restores these rockets to historic
brilliance, and presents them in dramatic context that captures their
"blast-off" glory. Here visitors can experience the very same
Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets that first put NASA Astronauts in space.
Climb-aboard Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules give the young - and the
young at heart - an idea of the cramped quarters America's Astronaut
pioneers endured. Free tours of the Rocket Garden are given at 10:30 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. daily.
Apollo / Saturn V Center
- Millions of people held their breath while a single man stepped onto the
moon’s surface – a journey that began just a short distance from where the
Apollo/Saturn V Center stands today. For those who remember, the event
remains in their minds just as those footprints remain in the lunar soil.
Here, in a spacious facility featuring a massive, real Saturn V rocket, it
returns spectacularly to life. The Apollo/Saturn V Center is a tribute to
the Apollo Astronauts and the machines that got them there – and brought
them safely home.
Lunch with an Astronaut
- One of the most popular programs at
Kennedy Space Center, “Lunch with an Astronaut” gives visitors a
one-of-a-kind experience to meet a member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps and
get their autograph. Held once daily during lunch hours, these
sessions offer an up-close and personal opportunity to share in the
excitement of space exploration through the eyes and personal stories of
one of NASA’s best, all while enjoying a delicious meal. An
impressive roster of Astronauts have appeared since the program’s
inception in 2001, among them Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Jim Lovell, Gene
Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Story Musgrave and Jon McBride. Call 321-449-4400
to make a reservation. Seating is limited
Not all attractions listed are available with
a standard access pass.