Space Shuttle Atlantis
There she is. Just an arm’s length away, NASA’s most incredible feat of engineering to date – a vehicle that launched like a rocket, flew in orbit like a spacecraft, and landed on a runway like a glider. It’s a view only astronauts on the International Space Station or spacewalkers have experienced and one you’ll never forget.
Shuttle Launch Experience
Shuttle Launch Experience is an incredible journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle. Guest “crew members” strap in for this all-too-real simulation, which immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and feelings of a space shuttle launch, designed under the guidance of NASA and veteran space shuttle astronauts.
Apollo/Saturn V Center
Located a short bus ride away (included in admission), the Apollo/Saturn V Center features a 363-foot moon rocket! Don’t miss the Firing Room Theater, which re-creates an Apollo launch and the Lunar Theater, which depicts the first moon landing. Get up close to the real Apollo 14 Command Module, the “Kitty Hawk.” Walk through a rare collection of prototype spacesuits and artifacts used during the Apollo program.
Gateway; The Deep Space Launch Complex
The present and future of collaborative space exploration comes to life through authentic spacecraft, futuristic prototypes and immersive displays from NASA and its commercial partners. This bold new attraction explores the future of space travel while highlighting what is happening right now in the space program. First, see the spacecraft of today and the visionary designs paving the way of human deep space travel and discover the current cutting-edge space exploration innovations from NASA and commercial partners. Then, enter the spaceport of the future, Spaceport KSC. With your commander steering the path, launch aboard one of four unique journeys through the solar system and beyond during an immersive ride. The attraction is not to be missed!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is home to the only back-to-back, twin IMAX® theaters in the world, showcasing two exciting large-format motion pictures on screens 5½ stories tall:
“Hubble 3D” Float beside space-walking astronauts and experience the powerful story of the Hubble Space Telescope and its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.
“Journey To Space” celebrates the Space Shuttle program, International Space Station and their vital contributions to the technical and human knowledge that will enable our species to travel deeper into space, to asteroids, Mars and beyond.
Eye on the Universe: The Hubble Space Telescope: A compilation of powerful and vibrant Hubble imagesshowcasing the science of deep space discovery.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place on Earth where guests have the opportunity to come face-to-face with one of more than 300 people who have experienced space travel and to hear first-hand what it is like to live in space. This half-hour, interactive program features a question and answer session and an opportunity to take a photo with an astronaut.
Exhibits Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted:
Step into the center of space travel and become part of the future of exciting possibilities.
Early Space Exploration:
See the actual Mercury Mission Control consoles and other space artifacts.
Historic rockets that tell the story of man’s quest for the stars.
Mission Status Update at Astronaut Encounter Theater:
Learn about current space flight activities and launches.
Space mirror memorial honoring astronauts lost in the name of space exploration.
Space Walk of Honor:
Recognizes pioneers and supporters of the United States space program
Children’s Play Dome:
Play area for children under 48 inches tall.
Here’s a meal that’s big enough to satisfy, but quick and easy enough to keep your crew on track for a full day of exploring. Located next to the IMAX Theaters
Rocket Garden Café:
Dine amongst some of the very same Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets that first put NASA astronauts in space. Enjoy a wide variety of chef options that will surely fit everyone’s needs.
Chill out with soft drinks and soft-serve ice cream near the Astronaut Encounter Theater entrance.
Moon Rock Café (at the Apollo/Saturn V Center):
Moon walking can make you hungry. Dine among the sights and sounds of the Apollo lunar landings during your KSC Tour.Kennedy Space Center is open from 9am - 5pm EST daily.
This admission ticket allows guests to tour freely at their own accord, there is no set itinerary to follow in the park.
Take a look at this virtual tour link to see the facility and remember some exhibits are subject to close or change as this is a working space facility - http://vtour.govtour.com/xplorit.php?tid=67507