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Kennedy Space Center Florida!
Journey into Space & explore the Universe

kennedy-space-center-cape-canavral-floridaIf you and your family have a love for space travel, past, present and into the future...travel over to the East coast to Cape Canaveral, a must do visit while on holiday or vacation to Orlando.

On the very grounds that space exploration was born, discover how Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and many more left earth to land on the moon, construct space stations and explore the universe far & beyond.

Only 1-1½ hrs drive from Orlando, this historical part of Florida's east coast will stay in your memories for a long time.

What does Kennedy Space Center offer?

Guided tours transport you to viewing area's overlooking the old shuttle launch pads and see how the the new breed of rockets are prepared for space. Take a trip around the breath taken Apollo/Saturn V Center and travel back in time for exclusive tours to the Apollo, Mercury and Gemini launch sites.

Explore the rockets of the past when you visit the Nasa Space garden. Discover what NASA and Kennedy Space Center are doing for future exploration, visit the superb IMAX theatres to watch fantastic movies in 3D. Check out the new Shuttle Launch Experience, an incredible journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the Space Shuttle.

memorial-kennedy-space-center-floridaTo finish your day, take a tour around the life size model of a Space Shuttle...Great photo area.

Take time to pay your respects to all the astronauts since the 1960's who have perished exploring space in the memorial garden.

On a clear day like our photo shows, all the names seem to be flying up in the clouds, this is quite a moving place to be.

We love the Kennedy Space Center and recommend anyone to take a day out from the theme parks and visit this historical part of Florida! Car rental is helpful, but for the non-drivers, daily bus tours are available from around the Orlando area.

Remember....The Space Shuttle program ceased all flights in 2011, but still lives on at Kennedy with the 'Shuttle Launch Experience'. Click here for further details.

Useful Information:

To help you find your way around Kennedy Space Center...here's a few useful links you might find helpful to get a feel of the place before you arrive...Click on the blue hyperlink of your choice and bookmark if required.

  • Road map...directions to find Cape Canaveral coming from Orlando.

  • Opening times and events at the space center, these do change through out the year.

  • Disabled Access...Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are committed to providing access throughout the facilities to individuals with disabilities. They offer many ADA services to help make your visit an enjoyable experience.

  • Entrance prices...Useful to know to pre-plan. Children under 3 go free.

  • Kennedy Space Center - Save Big on Tickets!kennedy-space-centerAffordable Day Tickets...great savings on gate prices.

  • Contact K.S.C....For general information & inquiries...

  • Kennedy Space school...Train for a Day with real astronauts.

  • Guided Tours...around historical launch sites...try to go on the early tours, as these do get busy in the high season, phone a few days early to book your tour...contact the information center on 1-877-572-6401.

  • Currency Converter...helpful tool to convert into your own currency if buying tickets online etc.

  • Kennedy Space Center map...Interactive map with full details.

  • Dining...Discover an out-of-this-world dining experience.

  • Forums...Personal one-to-one views about Kennedy, from people who have visited recently 1, 2, 3.

Arriving at Kennedy

Parking charges as of 2016....Make your way to the main entrance where you can purchase your tickets. What we do is head over to the bus terminal and board for the tour to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which gives you a guided tour on the way passing the assembly building and Space shuttle areas.

Video screens on board the buses keep you informed about where you are during your journey...Watch out for the eagle's nests and alligators on the way up to the Center...remember you are in a nature reserve at the same time.

Once you arrive you will be ushered into a waiting area, and once the doors open head inside. This will take you into the control room of the original moon landing back in 1969, relive the moments when Neil Armstrong historically stepped foot onto the moon for the first time.

saturn5-rocket-kennedy-space-center-floridaAfter this, if you've not been to Kennedy before the next sight to greet you when the doors open will blow you away, a full scale Saturn V rocket is on display.

Above the rocket every Apollo flight badge is on display. Around the floor area are space capsules, luner modules and the transport bus which was used to transport the astronauts to the launch pads. You'll also find 'The Moon Rock Cafe' hear.

Excited yet...we could write pages and pages as we love every thing about this place. However...here's the Kennedy space center website, which we recommend you take a look at and discover what else is on offer here at Cape Canaveral.

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