Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Engaging education programs at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex bring space exploration to life. Students can explore the Apollo/Saturn V Center, home of the massive 365 foot-long Saturn V rocket, tour NASA areas and to interact with shows and exhibits. Students also meet astronauts, watch larger-than-life 3D IMAX® films, come face-to-face with Space Shuttle Atlantis℠, strap into the Shuttle Launch Experience® and explore historic rockets.
Standard Admission includes: Space Shuttle Atlantis℠, Shuttle Launch Experience, IMAX® space films, The Rocket Garden, Heroes & Legends, Including The Astronaut Hall of Fame ®, Journey to Mars: Explorers wanted, other exhibits and shows, plus the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour.
ADDITIONAL EXTRAS AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER:
Lunch with an Astronaut: We can arrange for your group to spend up close time with an Astronaut and have a private buffet meal. Hear from a veteran NASA astronaut about what it’s really like to launch, live and work in space. He or she speaks and shows a personalized presentation, then takes individual questions. Be sure to bring your camera!
KSC Launch Control Center Tour
Imagine yourself in the center of the action, giving the “Go!” for launch as you tour NASA’s Firing Room 4, from which the last 21 space shuttle missions were launched. Get up-close views of former shuttle launch pads and learn how Kennedy Space Center is transforming into a 21st century spaceport. Allow 2 Hours
ATX (Astronaut Training Experience): Immerse yourself in the exciting world of today’s astronauts with realistic astronaut training. You will hear first-hand from a veteran NASA astronaut, experience a space shuttle mission simulation and perform hands-on space exploration activities.
This intense, exciting half-day of hands-on training is the closest most people ever get to going into orbit. Your ATX training includes operating a full-scale shuttle mock-up and taking the helm in mission control. The entire program was designed with the help of NASA astronauts, so you know it’s as real as it gets! Due to the special nature of the ATX program, space is limited.
Other additional possibilities at Kennedy Space Center include;