There are so many amazing things to see and do at Kennedy Space Center. That's why we've put together a list of the best things to do, so you know where to start...
Visit the exhibitions:
There are a whole host of fascinating exhibitions waiting to be discovered at Kennedy Space Center, and with some recent new additions, now is a better time than ever to pay a visit. Head to the 3-D IMAX theatre to check out ‘A Beautiful Planet’, a new short documentary into the lives of astronauts working at the International Space Station. Learn about their unique career as well as their journeys into space in exclusive interviews.
The Science on a Sphere exhibition features a six-foot globe which acts as the perfect visual aid to help you learn about our planet. The illuminated globe transforms into the different planets in the solar system, while space experts teach you everything you need to know.
Witness a live rocket launch:
Watch in awe as an enormous gleaming rocket launches before your eyes at Kennedy Space Center. Listen to the extraordinary thunderous roar of the rocket coming to life as the air is filled with clouds of smoke. If this once-in-a-lifetime experience sounds like something you’d like to witness, then make sure you pay a visit on one of the launch days to make your trip truly unforgettable. Launches occur regularly throughout the year from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing.
Become an astronaut:
Have you ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut? Why not see if you’re up to the challenge with the ultimate astronaut training experience! You’ll be given the opportunity to meet veteran astronauts and hear first-hand the incredible stories from their time in space. Enjoy an exclusive question and answer session for the chance to get the best advice that will have you space-ready in no time! Board a life-size spaceflight simulator for the journey of a lifetime and find out what it’s really like to soar through the sky and launch into outer space.
You’ll also get some special souvenirs to take home including a t-shirt, professional photo and a certificate to commemorate your incredible astronaut achievements!
Fly with an astronaut:
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour of Kennedy Space Center with a real life space hero as your guide! After your pre-flight briefing, prepare to launch into space with an astronaut by your side in the realistic Shuttle Launch Experience! Discover all of the highlights before stopping for a delicious buffet lunch. What is it like in space? How does it feel when the rocket launches? You’ll have plenty of time to ask as many questions as you like, and find out all of the space secrets! You’ll also be able to take photos and get them signed, as a memento of your incredible day.
Embark on a cosmic quest:
Put yourself to the test, as you set off on an interactive cosmic quest, split into 4 different adventures each inspired by actual NASA science and future missions. You’ll have your own custom astronaut badge, that will be used to activate the challenges, as well as Robonaut, the very first humanoid robot in space, alongside you. Find yourself in charge of launching a rocket, redirecting asteroids that are hurtling towards you, performing science experiments and building a brand new Martian colony. Once you have completed each stage find out how well you did and which badge you’ll receive. Will you be a specialist or a commander?
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