This tour to Kennedy Space Center will depart the Orlando area at 8:40am after picking up from a list of complementary Stops. Guests will receive roundtrip transportation from the Orlando area, admission to Kennedy Space Center, a bus tour to and of the launch control centers at Kennedy Space Center, and the assistance of a driver guide ... More info ›
This tour to Kennedy Space Center will depart the Orlando area at 8:40am after picking up from a list of complementary Stops. Guests will receive roundtrip transportation from the Orlando area, admission to Kennedy Space Center, a bus tour to and of the launch control centers at Kennedy Space Center, and the assistance of a driver guide. Enroute to the space center the guide will share with the guests a suggested itinerary for the day and facts about the destination and surrounding area. The tour will last approximately 10 hours from departing Orlando to arriving back in the evening.
When we first arrive at Kennedy Space Center, Gray Line guests enter with the guide and get a special meet and greet welcome from a NASA astronaut or a 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. You will also be provided with a ticket and time of your behind the scenes tour of the Launch Control Center. This is the area where they controlled all the iconic shuttle launches! This tour is for those who loved the shuttle program and want to learn even more about it!