Make your way to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, a 45-minute trip from Orlando, then spend the day exploring this history and future of the United States’ space program.
Get your bearings on the grounds with a guided bus tour of the Kennedy Space Center, including restricted parts of the working spaceflight facility. One highlight of the Kennedy Space Center is an exhibit of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, with interactive experiences that introduce the people behind this important NASA program, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the International Space Station.
Take a turn at the helm, feel what it’s like to float in space, explore a replica of the International Space Station, and more. Every day at the Kennedy Space Center, a real astronaut joins visitors for to discuss missions and the personal experience of space travel, and two IMAX theaters help bring space travel to vivid life.
Continue to a Shuttle Launch Experience for a simulation of the space shuttle’s 8.5-minute ascent, with a pre-launch briefing by a space commander veteran, then walk the length of the Saturn V rocket that launched some of America’s brave astronauts and honor NASA’s fallen heroes at the 'Heroes and Legends' exhibit featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®.