ATX - Astronaut Training Experience
- Small group ensures personal service
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Meet at the US Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center to begin your thrilling Astronaut Training Experience. Developed with input from veteran NASA astronauts, the hands-on ATX program kicks off with an orientation and mission briefing by a member of the US astronaut corps. Feel free to ask anything you ever wanted to know about space travel.
After your briefing, engage in the same kinds of exercises real astronauts do to prepare for the rigors of space flight. To understand what it feels like to hurl through space, take a ride in the multi-axis trainer simulator, a centrifuge-like device that randomly moves its occupant in multiple directions and through 360-degree revolutions.
Your tour culminates with a simulated Space Shuttle mission in which you work with your group to execute a high-earth orbit to dock at the International Space Station to perform critical repairs. You'll be assigned a specific role by your trainers and perform specific tasks in a realistically outfitted mission control room to ensure the success of your mission!
Throughout your training, keep your energy up with complimentary bottled water and snacks. Conclude your 4- to 5-hour astronaut training experience with a souvenir shirt and hat and plenty of amazing memories!
New Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit
Don't miss the brand-new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, showcasing the legendary spacecraft, Atlantis. 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. Plus, you can see what it's like to float in space; explore a replica of the International Space Station; and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch!
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Astronaut Training Experience
- Motion-based spaceflight training simulators
- Full-scale space shuttle mission simulation
- Astronaut briefing
- Astronaut question and answer session
- ATX gear (including mission Polo shirt and hat)
- Bottled water
- Local taxes
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Minimum age is 14 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Please advise of your shirt size in the Special Requirements field at the time of booking
- Tickets to view a launch are not included with this tour and must be purchased separately
If you cancel between 15 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 14 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Sonia, Australia, May 2014
Awesome!!! a must do on your wishlist:-)
Reviewed by: Russell C, February 2014
I was given this as a gift and the experience was awesome! Great people, great program! If you want to visit the Kennedy Space Center plan on doing it on a different day because with this program finishing at 1, the park is only open until 5 on most days, which is not enough time to see everything.