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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

1. Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

Confront history in the making at the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour that provides access to a host of experiences, NASA time machines, and the Hubble Observatory. Begin the experience with transportation from Central Florida with a tour guide explaining lots of hints and tips to ensure you make the most out of your day at the visitor center. Jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator that takes you out of this world. Watch 3D movies and feel what it is like to visit the moon. Stroll around the incredible rocket garden. Go nose to nose with Space Shuttle Atlantis, this interactive experience helps you understand how the space shuttles were the 'buses' of space. Not to be missed is Gateway; the new facility that explores deep-sea launches. Enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys at Spaceport KSC. The out-of-this-world package includes round-trip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney, and Lake Buena Vista areas and admission to the Kennedy Space Center.

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

2. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Tour

Less than one hour from Orlando is NASA’s launch headquarters – the Kennedy Space Center. The visitor site offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program. Tour NASA’s launch headquarters, and see space shuttle launch pads from a four-story observation deck. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket, and relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Meet a real astronaut, stroll through the Rocket Garden, and enjoy five-story IMAX space films. The center also includes the space shuttle Atlantis, bringing visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before.  More than 60 interactive, touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators bring to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program. Explore the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can practice docking to the ISS, extract cargo from the payload bay, and create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the re-entry slide. They can also experience the sensation of floating in space, explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS, experience an orbital sunrise, and take the helm at the shuttle cockpit. On your airboat ride, glide through the grassy marsh of the St. Johns River and Lake Poinsett at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. As the boat slows down to an idle you will have several opportunities to take pictures of local wildlife, such as alligators, eagles, and several species of wading birds by the hundreds. Then visit a natural cypress swamp.

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Visit with Options

3. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Visit with Options

Learn all about space travel on your visit to the Kennedy Space Center on a full-day tour. Meet a real astronaut, jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator, watch one of the intriguing IMAX films, and stroll around the incredible rocket garden full of real rockets from missions past. Choose from the following options: • Kennedy Space Center Full-Day: Explore the Kennedy Space Center at your own pace with general admission included in the package. Transportation from a Central Florida area pick-up location is included, and the tour guide to give you hints and tips on the journey from Orlando to Cape Canaveral. • Kennedy Space Center Small-Group Experience: Enjoy a hotel pick-up and a breakfast bag en route to the complex on a small-group tour with more specialized assistance from your tour guide. Additionally, during the day at Kennedy Space, go on KSC Explore Bus tour to get inside the NASA gates for photo stops near the launch pads and at the vehicle assembly building. You will also have time to be able to explore on your own as there is so much to see in the complex. All guests will be provided with a $15 voucher that is redeemable for food on the complex. • Kennedy Space Center and Airboat Safari Tour: Enjoy the morning and early afternoon exploring the Space Center at your own pace, then in the later afternoon you will head over to the St. John's River for a 30-minute airboat ride. • Chat with an Astronaut and Space Center Tour: Enjoy your day at the Space Center complete with a presentation that includes snacks and drinks as well as a talk from an astronaut. You will have a chance to ask questions and take photos of a real space hero. • Kennedy Space Center and Explore Bus Tour: Take a ride on the Explore Bus Tour that goes onto NASA Restricted Grounds and gives you an in-depth tour of the inner-workings of the grounds. • Kennedy Space Center Transportation Only: Transfer from the Orlando area to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Please note this option does not include admission to Kennedy Space Center. • Kennedy Space Center Express: Meet the bus at the final meeting point and avoid the hassle of pickups. So you get some extra time in the morning as you board at the last stop. All tour options include round-trip transportation to the Kennedy Space Center from selected locations in the Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, and Kissimmee areas.

Miami: Kennedy Space Center Private Tour with Lunch

4. Miami: Kennedy Space Center Private Tour with Lunch

Explore the Kennedy Space Center on a guided walking tour. Dive into the history of the space program and look into what is planned for the future. Enjoy the convenience of a roundtrip transfer from Miami and eat a delicious lunch along the way. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Miami and sit back and relax on the drive to the Kennedy Space Center. Follow your guide as you find out about astronauts and the details of the space race. Witness first-hand the story of space conquest and the Apollo program, from the mythical Saturn V rocket to the Atlantis shuttle, which you can admire in a specially-dedicated hall. Keep your energy up with a delectable full meal. Return to your accommodation in Miami at the end of your tour.

Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

5. Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

Your tour to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex promises an exciting day for the whole family. Learn all about space travel on your visit to this amazing institution. During the narrated NASA bus tour, you will find yourself standing inside the launch control room and looking at an actual Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket ever to fly. You can also take pictures of the shuttle launch pads. With a little luck, you might even see a space shuttle there! Also at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy the Shuttle Launch Experience. This simulator ride began in May 2007 and replicates the sights, sounds, and feelings of a shuttle launch. Feel the incredible journey of launching into space and orbiting Earth from an astronaut's point of view. Guest Crew members strap in and go vertical for launch in a one-of-a-kind motion-based simulator, the only realistic simulation of a launch ever created. The 5-minute experience sequence culminates with a breath-taking view of the Earth. After the bus tour, sit back and enjoy an IMAX movie. Be sure to check out the new 3D IMAX Magnificent Desolation. Why not choose to stroll through a real-size space shuttle, look at a moon rock or try space ice cream? This is a day of fun for the whole family. Your tour includes a 30-minute airboat ride to discover the beauty of the nearby swamps! Look for exotic plants, flowers and wildlife including the most famous inhabitant of the swamp — the alligator.

Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

6. Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

Get the VIP treatment with hotel pickups, snacks on board the small group vehicle, and a special bus tour of Kennedy Space Center. Your morning will start with a hotel pickup and breakfast on the go. Once everyone has been picked up you will head to the east coast for your day at Kennedy Space Center. Your tour guide will give you lots of information en route to the visitor center to ensure you make the most out of your day. Upon arrival you will be fully informed to know the best way to explore the center, you will also have your lunch vouchers and your special bus tour tickets in hand that will be provided by the guide. Explore the Atlantis exhibit iincluding the Shuttle Launch Simulator or make a stop at the IMAX theater. During the day you can also take the special "KSC Explore" bus tour. The KSC Explore Tour goes beyond the standard Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, making several stops to capture once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Get a great view of numerous spaceflight icons like the Vehicle Assembly Building and historic Launch Complex 39, disembarking to capture photos along the way to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Within the Apollo/Saturn V Center you will find a piece of moon rock that you can even touch. Head to the moon landing cafe where your $15 voucher can be used, or at any of the other dining facilities in the complex. Explore the 'Gateway, the Deep Space Launch Complex' exhibition wherey you can learn more about the future of space travel. First, see the spacecraft of today and the visionary designs paving the way for human deep space travel and discover the current cutting-edge space exploration innovations from NASA and commercial partners. Then, enter the spaceport of the future, Spaceport KSC. With your commander steering the path, launch aboard one of four unique journeys through the solar system and beyond during an immersive ride. At the end of the day, your guide will be waiting to take you back to Orlando with snacks for the drive home.

Kennedy Space Center: Chat with an Astronaut Experience

7. Kennedy Space Center: Chat with an Astronaut Experience

See history in the making at the Kennedy Space Center. Travel from a meeting point to the Space Coast. On the way your guide will explain more about the facility and how to make the most out of your time at the visitor center. Chat with an astronaut who will answer your most pressing questions in a casual, small-group setting. Enjoy a sampling of food and beverages while having a group conversation about what it is really like to live and work in space. Hear amazing stories of space travel and shuttle launches. Back at the visitor center, ride the Shuttle Launch Experience, the simulator that takes you out of this world! Sit back and enjoy an IMAX movie, stroll through a real-size space shuttle, walk around the incredible rocket garden, look at a moon rock, and even enjoy some space ice cream.

From Orlando: Chat with an Astronaut at the KSC w/ Transfers

8. From Orlando: Chat with an Astronaut at the KSC w/ Transfers

Meet one of NASA's astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center. Learn about astronaut traditions, have the chance to ask questions, and enjoy food and a drink during the session. Start with pickup from select locations in Orlando and head to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. While at the Visitors Complex, learn about NASA's astronauts and their traditions. Ask an astronaut your most pressing questions about their experiences in a casual, small-group setting. The session will involve a group conversation and also includes food and a drink. Receive a commemorative gift and a signed portrait of the astronaut as a part of this experience. At the end of the session, you can explore the Kennedy Space Center on your own. Immerse yourself in the history and future of space exploration as you see the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit and complete the Shuttle Launch Experience.

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What people are saying about Merritt Island

Time in KSC is limited for everything it offers, but on a half-day tour it's normal that you don't have time for everything. Still, I would do the same again with the airboat. It may not be the Everglades but it was a lot of fun and we saw native flora and fauna.

7/5/22 Our guid found out she couldn't not go in with us that morning ..sounded like NASA changed rule. Angleina the guid ,she gave each one of us the best way to around the place and it worked out good. We had good time. Thank you

Excellent venue; fun to see the different attractions. Besides all that, we saw an actual shuttle take off of one Elon Musks rockets—fantastic.

Great guide… Knowledgeable and talkative. Quick on solving any issues.

Space Center was amazing. Airboat Tour was short but fun.