- Train like an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center's Astronaut Training Experience
- Learn about what space travel is like from a veteran astronaut
- Try the same simulator exercises actual astronauts use to train
- Participate in a mock Space Shuttle mission with your group!
- Take home a souvenir mission shirt and hat
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Make your visit to Kennedy Space Center truly unforgettable by training like a real-life astronaut. This amazing experience lets you see if you really do have 'the right stuff'!
What You Can Expect
Your experience begins with a briefing and candid question‐and‐answer session with a veteran member of the US astronaut corps. Ask all your burning questions about space exploration! Next, brace yourself for some exercises in strength and stamina. Space travel is a physical endeavor, which you’ll sample through drills in multiple simulation machines such as the 1/6th Gravity Chair, which replicates walking on the moon, and the Multi‐Axis Trainer, a centrifuge‐like device that makes fast‐paced 360o revolutions.
After your independent exercises, join up with your team of fellow trainees for an exciting simulated Space Shuttle mission! Your trainers will assign you a precise role within the team, and you’ll all head to the replica mission control room to undertake a high‐orbit repair mission on the International Space Station. Experience the sensation of making high‐stakes critical repairs in an environment unlike any you’ve ever known!
Your high‐energy experience includes complimentary snacks and water, as well as a souvenir ATX hat and shirt.
Very well organised. The staff at the ATX are very professional.
Awesome!!! a must do on your wishlist:-)
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.
Jill M USA
First of all, the staff are amazing and very knowledgable. However, the actual astronaut training is quite Disappointing. Day starts off with meeting a real astronaut which was pretty cool/interesting. Then you do a couple activities of training which were pretty lame. Followed by punching some keys into a computer and landing a shuttle using a joystick. The mission you do at the end is pretty cheesy and you don't even get to choose what job task you would like to do. It's basically reading through a script in an out dated ship/ control office. I much preferred the Kennedy Space Center to ATX.
I have booked through viator many times and this was the first time I was disappointed by an activity.