Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
6225 Vectorspace Blvd
Titusville, FL 32780
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Welcome to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex page on Flight Rides. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex located in Titusville Florida is the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever made, touch an actual moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, experience the International Space Station and stand face-to-face with Atlantis – all in the same day.
It’s extremely easy to have a memorable experience that’ll last a lifetime when visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Below are some options that’ll fill your day with exciting displays, tours & activities.
KSC Bus Tour
Short of becoming an astronaut, there’s no better way to get a glimpse of Kennedy Space Center than on the KSC Bus Tour. Get up-close for a drive-by view of a launch pad, experience the historic Apollo 8 launch and marvel at a massive 363-foot-long Saturn V rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Included with admission
KSC Up-Close Launch Control Center Tour
Journey inside Firing Room 4, one of the Launch Control Center’s four firing rooms and the one from which all 21 shuttle launches since 2006 were controlled.
KSC Up-Close Explore Tour
Be among the first to experience a new up-close view of iconic landmarks on Kennedy Space Center. See the launch countdown clock, stop at the NASA Causeway to gaze at the active launch pads on Cape Canaveral and view the Shuttle Landing Facility.
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Shuttle Launch Experience
“3-2-1- Liftoff!” Sit back, buckle up and hold on tight as you experience what veteran NASA astronauts call the world’s most realistic simulation of a space shuttle launch. The sights, sounds and sensations are so real, you may wonder if you’ve actually left Earth!
Lunch with an Astronaut
Guess who’s coming to lunch! When you book this special, limited-seating experience, you’ll see and hear an inspiring multimedia presentation by a veteran NASA astronaut as you enjoy a delicious catered meal. Be sure to ask questions and snap a photo with your astronaut hero!
Two incredible 3D IMAX® movies capture the mystery and majesty of space with actual footage filmed by astronauts and breathtaking celestial images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Apollo/Saturn V Center
Travel back in time to experience the very first Saturn V moon launch – Apollo 8 – from within the controlled chaos of the “firing room.” Walk beneath a massive Saturn V rocket that’s as long as a football field, touch a moon rock, and relive the harrowing first moon landing, Apollo 11.
Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted
Exciting changes are coming soon! Please note, Exploration Space®: Explorers Wanted is now named Journey to Mars and will be closed to guests through May 22, 2015 as we update and enhance this attraction. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your guest experience! Please visit us again on May 23!
The only thing growing in this “garden” is your imagination, as you stroll amidst an array of real and replica capsules and rockets – soaring as high as 109 feet into the sky – that have played an integral role in the American space program.
Always wondered how astronauts eat, sleep and live in space? Ever wonder what’s going through their minds as they sit on the launch pad waiting for lift-off? Find out more from a veteran NASA astronaut in person at Astronaut Encounter, presented live multiple times each day.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
Meet the American heroes who have stretched our understanding of the universe and pushed our human potential to the limits. Come celebrate their achievements and hear their personal stories as you view the LARGEST collection of astronaut memorabilia ever assembled.
Here, you’ll find the names of each of NASA’s fallen astronaut heroes emblazoned on a massive black granite monument and reflected into the heavens. Join us in preserving the memory of these brave men and women, who gave their lives to push the boundaries of space exploration.
Children’s Play Dome
Junior astronauts are invited to let their imaginations soar – and burn off some energy – in this space-themed play area where they can climb, slide, explore and make believe! The covered dome encompasses picnic table seating to provide both kids and parents a shady spot to relax.
History of Space Exploration
Get an insider’s look inside Mercury Mission Control and see the real consoles and equipment from America’s first manned rocket launches. Learn how engineers designed and launched rockets with computers much less powerful and sophisticated than today’s Smartphones and see space suits and capsules from our earliest days in space.
Astronaut Training Experience (ATX)
See if you’ve got “the right stuff” to become an astronaut! Discover ATX®, the Astronaut Training Experience, a thrilling half day filled with hands-on training and preparation for the rigors of space flight, designed with the help of veteran NASA astronauts.