The NASA facility supporting Launch Complex 39, the John F. Kennedy Space Center is the largest operational launch to date. Its visitor complex offers exhibits, displays, attractions and artifacts from past spaceflights, as well as information about the future of human and robotic missions. Visitors can witness a rocket launch in person, meet a veteran astronaut, and watch a 3-D IMAX® space film.
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I've always been a fan of space exploration and the incredible technology at the KSC. We were really blessed to also catch a rocket launch. Check the nasa website to see if any events are happening. It's been awhile since the last time we went. Was a little surprised at how much everything cost. The lines were very long the day we went but that may have been because of the launch. After talking to one of the workers she mentioned that evening launches were great to watch. Drink lots of water.
Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
We went here with a tour company and although we were there for about 8 hours, it just wasn't enough time - there's so much to see and do. We done the extra package with the lunch with the astronaut, although the lunch isn't much the talk with the astronaut was amazing. So inspiring, so engaging and very, very interesting. Wendy Lawrence was the astronaut in question and she was so funny and really friendly. So I recommend doing that! It was cool to see Atlantis and a few other things. The bus tour was cool too, a lot of great information on that, great driver and guide (who's names I have forgotten, sorry). I feel like there's a lot of space that could be filled with extra exhibits, a lot of it is replicas of stuff. But overall I highly enjoyed it and would go back, I really recommend it, especially the astronaut lunch. It's great for families and especially those who love astronomy.
Get the cheap tickets so you see the Saturn V building. The tour of the pads is wonderful. The Atlantis exhibit is breathtaking. My daughters were inspired and loved the entire visit. A bit cold in the Saturn V building but otherwise no complaints. Take a day to see this historic place.
I took my boys there today ages 5 and 10 and we had a fabulous time. We ate lunch the an astronaut. It was a little more money on top of the price of admission but well worth it. Food was great and the astronaut was very kind and friendly. We spent all day there and didn't have enough time to see everything. If your in the area it's a well worth it trip!
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Do Kennedy Space Center tickets have an expiration date?
The single admission ticket is valid 120 days from the date of purchase.
Do I need to call in advance to make a reservation?
For the Up-Close and Space Pass ticket type, you will need to call the phone number listed on your E-ticket voucher to confirm availability and set-up a tour time.
What does the single admission ticket at Kennedy Space Center include?
Admission tickets permit one entry to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to experience the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience, KSC General Bus Tour, Twin IMAX Theater 3-D Films, Special Viewing of Rocket Launches and Numerous Shows and Exhibits.
What are the Up-Close Tour options?
When you purchase the Up-Close Tour or Space Pass ticket type, you can choose from 3 tour options. Note: reservations are required by calling in advance and confirming availability.
KSC Up-Close Explore Tours - Visit NASA's KSC Headquarters, disembark on the NASA Causeway, stop for photo's outside the 525-foot tall Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and drive around Launch Pad 39B. Your tour guide will share historical facts and insights about each stop and answer questions about the space program.
KSC Up-Close Launch Control Center Tour - Visit the famous Launch Control Center where more than 150 Apollo and space shuttle launches were supervised. Stand in the helm of Firing Room 4, look out from the elevated "Bubble Room," snap a photo at the desk of NASA's Launch Director, drive past the former space shuttle launch pads and much more. Throughout the tour, your guide will point out historical landmarks and give real time updates on what's happening at the KSC.
KSC Up-Close Cape Canaveral: Then & Now Tours - (limited availability Thurs - Sun). Visit Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where all current launches take place. See Launch Pad 26, Air Force Space & Missile Museum, Launch Complex 5/6, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, Launch Complex 14, 19 and 34 and more. Your tour guide with share information about the sites visited and answer any questions.
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