Kennedy Space Center With KSC Explore Tour

Kennedy Space Center With KSC Explore Tour

From $149 per person

Enjoy a visit to Kennedy Space Center with the addition of the KSC Explore tour that goes beyond the regular bus tour of the NASA grounds. Get up close viewing and more in depth information about the launch pads and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Select locations in the Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, and Kissimmee area. Contact supplier's office to confirm pickup point.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Kennedy Space Center
  • See the NASA grounds and view the icons of the NASA flight operations
  • Learn all there is to know from your professional driver-guide
  • View the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close
Full description
When you first arrive at Kennedy Space Center, you enter with the guide and get a special meet and greet welcome from a NASA astronaut or an orientation tour to Atlantis. Upon arrival at the main visitor center complex, you have time to visit the world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s new Space Shuttle Atlantis brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite guests to be the astronaut, bringing to life the people, passion, and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can conduct a virtual EVA, or extravehicular activity; practice docking to the ISS; extract cargo from the payload bay; create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS; virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank; kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle; get an X-ray view of Atlantis’ interior; experience an orbital sunrise; strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch; take the helm at the shuttle cockpit, and much more. This is the best expansion Kennedy Space Center has ever offered - yet another reason to come and visit. After Space Shuttle Atlantis, you can explore one of the many other exhibits such as Heroes and Legends, sit for a minute in the IMAX theatre to catch one of the 2 films showing, visit the Saturn V Rocket or much more. Ride along with a space expert guide on a tour of America’s Spaceport. The Explore Tour takes visitors beyond the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, making several stops to capture once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. See icons of spaceflight operations like the Vehicle Assembly Building, historic Launch Complex 39, and disembark for a view of the launch pads used by NASA’s commercial partners such as SpaceX and ULA. Now that rocket launches are once again taking place from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, safety protocols require an alternate tour bus route during days leading up to a launch. The alternate route includes seeing KSC Headquarters and industrial area, the historic Shuttle Landing Facility, and a stop at the Vehicle Assembly Building. All in all this day will give you insight into the past, present, and future of space flight.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney, or Lake Buena Vista meeting points
  • Admission to Kennedy Space Center
  • Ticket to the KSC Explore Tour
  • Assistance from a driver-guide
  • Optional gratuities
  • Meals and beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Ticket cannot be used on BLACKOUT Dates for Kennedy Space Center - for example Delta Heavy Rocket Launches
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

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  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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August 3, 2019

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A real emotion! Nice site, perfect organization

August 21, 2019

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