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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

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  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2855KENNEDY
Take a virtual flight to the moon and back at one of Florida's best attractions! On this full-day Kennedy Space Center tour from Orlando, tour the NASA facility and Apollo/Saturn V Center to see rockets and their launch pads, and visit the Astronaut Hall of Fame and the Shuttle Launch Experience. At Astronaut Encounter, hear what it's like to be in space from veteran astronauts. Upgrade to sit down to lunch with an astronaut. Or get a Space Pass Plus to not only dine with an astronaut but also take a tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building and other behind-the-scenes sites.

Highlights

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  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
Your Kennedy Space Center tour begins after an approximate 45-minute drive from Orlando. From the Visitor Complex, view rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display in Early Space Exploration. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V rocket, one of the most powerful ever built, at the Apollo/Saturn V Center and relive Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and experience the thunderous rumble of a rocket lift-off!

Continue with two IMAX space movies viewed on five-story screens – Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D and Space Station 3D, which takes you on a virtual trip to the International Space Station. Check out the Astronaut Encounter to hear actual astronauts discuss their experiences and get photos of these heroes. Or try the Angry Birds Space Encounter for some intergalactic fun!

Board a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up and strap in for a virtual launch into space on the Shuttle Launch Experience. Orbit the earth in this awesome simulation replicating the sights, sounds and feelings of an authentic shuttle launch.

Finish your day with a visit to the US Astronaut Hall of Fame (closed on Thursdays), featuring the world's largest collection of personal astronaut mementos, historic spacecraft and hands-on activities. Sit in a mission control console, take a virtual moonwalk, feel the pull of 4Gs in the G-Force Simulator and see what it was like to land the Space Shuttle.

Tour Options:
Ugrade your tour to have lunch with an actual astronaut! Sit down for a meal with a member of NASA's Astronaut Corps and ask everything you ever wanted to know about what it's like to be in space. Or choose Space Pass Plus, which combines all of the above with a guided tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), NASA Causeway and A/B Camera Stop and a look at the countdown clock at Press Site, a crawler transporter used to move Apollo moon rockets and the Operations and Checkout building.

Finally, relax aboard the bus as you enjoy return transport to Orlando.

New Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit
Don't miss the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, where more than 60 interactive experiences highlight the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s Space Shuttle program, which launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station. See what it's like to be a real astronaut! Take the helm at the shuttle cockpit; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a replica of the ISS; and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch! Travelers can take a private guided tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit for no additional charge. (not available with the Space Pass Plus)

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Tour departs between 6:30am and 7:40am (exact time to be advised on reconfirmation)
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Admission Only
Code: ADONLY

Ticket to Kennedy Space Center with transport from Orlando. Includes IMAX Films, all shows & exhibits, Astronaut Hall of Fame (not Thursdays), Kennedy Space Center Tour of NASA's Launch Headquarters.

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$97.99
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Dine with an Astronaut
Code: DWAST

Admission ticket plus "Dine with an Astronaut" (buffet-style meal with a member of NASA's Astronaut Corps)

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$133.99
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Space Pass Plus
Code: USPASS

Admission ticket, "Dine with an Astronaut" & Up-Close tour, Space Shuttle launch pads, Vehicle Assembly Building, crawler-transporters, International Space Station Processing Facility

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$158.99
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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center
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Inclusions:

Admission only:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • IMAX films, all shows and exhibits
  • Angry Birds Space Encounter
  • Admission to Astronaut Hall of Fame (closed on Thursdays)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Kennedy Space Center Tour of NASA's Launch Headquarters
  • Private guided tour of the fantastic Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Local taxes
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • “Dine with an Astronaut” includes a buffet-style meal with vegetarian options
  • Thursdays do not include a visit to the Astronaut Hall of Fame
  • The Vehicle Assembling Building (VAB) will be closed until 2017, but is able to be observed from outside
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kathy, December 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this day trip to Kennedy Space Center. We did not do any of the extra options, but did not feel as though we had missed out on anything important. The day was informative. The center is well organised. The staff helpful, and enjoy their job. If you have time to spare, a second day may be warranted if ,like us, you prefer a more leisurely pace.

Reviewed by: Heather C, Australia, December 2014

I had a great day at the Kennedy Space Center. I must admit I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did as I'm not THAT into space but all the exhibits were great and there was so much to see. Make you catch one of the IMAX films and do the space simulator in the Atlantis centre. The transfer van was on time, very comfortable and Clarke our driver was very friendly and knowledgable.

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