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Kennedy Space Center Tour and Dine with an Astronaut

1. Kennedy Space Center Tour and Dine with an Astronaut

Travel into space and orbit the earth with a full-day ticket to the Kennedy Space Center. Explore all public areas of NASA’s space program and launch site and experience the world’s most famous “science museum” for a day of fun and a lifetime of inspiration. Walk beneath a massive moon rocket and climb aboard the shuttle launch. See space shuttle launch pads from a 4-story observation gantry. Relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, and meet a real astronaut as you stroll through the Rocket Garden on the way to watching eye-popping IMAX® space films. Your ticket now includes (at no extra cost) the Space Shuttle Atlantis experience, a showcase of the priceless spacecraft that tells the story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program. It is displayed as only spacewalking astronauts have seen her before - with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. Play with more than 60 interactive, touch-screen exhibits and high-tech simulators that invite you to “be the astronaut.” Learn more about the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Marvel at the complexity of the engineering that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Conduct a virtual EVA (Extravehicular Activity) maneuver, and practice docking to the ISS. Extract cargo from the payload bay, create sonic booms, or glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide. Experience the sensation of floating in space. Virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank, or 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, and take the helm at the shuttle cockpit. Before the 3…2…1…countdown, grab the opportunity to sit down to a delicious buffet lunch with an astronaut from NASA’s Astronaut Corps. Limited seating gives everyone a chance to ask questions, get autographs, and have their picture taken. Share the excitement of space exploration through the eyes and personal stories of one of NASA’s best!

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From Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Space Pass

2. From Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Space Pass

Explore space travel at the Kennedy Space Center and get a behind-the-scenes look at the space program at NASA’s launch headquarters. See space shuttle launch pads from a 4-story observation deck, relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and stroll through the Rocket Garden. Watch 5-storey IMAX space films, get up close to the Atlantis spacecraft and play with more than 60 interactive, touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators that bring the 30-year space shuttle program to life. Experience the sensation of floating in space, dine with an astronaut, take the helm at the shuttle cockpit and much more.

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Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

3. Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

Be collected at your hotel and enjoy a breakfast on the go. Get the VIP treatment with more time at Kennedy Space Center and a morning guided tour from an experienced guide. Upon arrival, your tour guide will give you an orientation of the visitor complex. See the highlights of the Heroes and Legends, the Atlantis exhibit including the Shuttle Launch Simulator, and a stop at the IMAX theater. At noon you will be on your own to grab some lunch and take a ride on the KSC behind the scenes tour. This takes you out to the Atlas V building where you can touch a real moon rock. Use your $15 voucher for merchandise or at the dining areas throughout the complex. Make a stop in the largest space shop to see the displays and all the great souvenirs. At the end of the day, your guide will be waiting to take you back to Orlando with snacks for the drive home. 

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What people are saying about Merritt Island

If you really believe that your dreams can come true, first you need to believe in yourself that you can be able make them real. My dream have came true last week and I finally visited the NASA space centre... I really enjoyed every minute of my journey and the guide was very friendly; his knowledge and the way he talked about anything we went through opened my imagination. Because of Covid restrictions we haven't been in the launch building and it's only one thing I'm disappointed with. Otherwise, I'm very happy I have visited the NASA space centre and I would love to do this again in the future. My journey was absolutely worth of any cent I've spent..

Very interesting, intelligent, lively and emotionally engaging visit. Exhibitions, conferences, 3D films and other well organized activities, rich in didactic and experiential content. Very nice to be able to enjoy them independently in the afternoon in extreme freedom. Professional, expert, helpful and attentive guide. His advice made it possible to make effective use of the time available. Company help desk readily available for any additional information or support.