Embark on a fascinating journey of space exploration at one of Florida’s most popular tourist attractions and NASA’s actual launch headquarters, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Just 45 minutes from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center is a 70 acre gateway to all things outer space and combines entertainment, education and interaction to offer visitors an experience of galactic proportions.
Go behind the scenes of the U.S. Space Program and discover epic stories from real life astronauts as you immerse yourself in all things interstellar. You don’t need to be a space fanatic to appreciate the Kennedy Space Center, this fantastic experience will leave even the most sceptical in complete awe.
Some of the Attractions...
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Shuttle Launch Experience
Get to grips with NASA’s 30 year Space Shuttle Program and stand within inches of the famous Space Shuttle Atlantis. This innovative exhibit lets visitors view the legendary shuttle from every angle and utilises more than 60 interactive features to bring this colossal piece of engineering to life.
Take one step closer to becoming an astronaut as you board the most realistic space shuttle launch simulator in the world. This sublime attraction engages all of your senses and puts visitors right in the heart of a shuttle launch letting them experience the adventures of a real space flight first hand.
Lunch with an Astronaut
Does it get any cooler than this? Kennedy Space Center offers guests the opportunity to meet and greet a real life astronaut as you enjoy a fantastic buffet meal. This special daily event has limited seating so make sure you book your spot in advance and get your questions ready!
3D IMAX Theatre - Journey to Space & Hubble 3D
View outer space like never before as you witness the magic of 3D IMAX cinematography. Choose from one of two films (or both if you have the time) and see genuine footage filmed by astronauts on their missions and discover astounding cosmic images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted
This live theatre presentation gives you the lowdown on all of NASA’s current projects and uses a combination of interactive games and simulators to inspire the next generation of space explorers. Step inside a replica of NASA’s four-seat Orion crew capsule and see if you could spend such a long time in this tiny space.
Take a walk through the incredible Rocket Garden and witness the evolution of NASA’s engineering history as you wander around spacecrafts standing at over 100 feet tall.
Astronaut Training Experience®
This is the ultimate experience for those dreaming of becoming an astronaut. Take part in this fast-paced, half-day training course and see if you have the skills, nerves and knowledge to make it as a member of team NASA.
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