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About one hour from Orlando, on Florida’s Space Coast, Kennedy Space Center’s admission price is daunting ($50 for adults, $40 for children), but visitors can spend a full day viewing the Space Shuttle Atlantis and rockets in their own pavilions and the Rocket Garden, trying the flight simulator Space Shuttle Launch Experience and more. The Astronaut Encounter program lets you talk with actual astronauts, and how often does that happen? This November, a new section called Heroes and Legends will open, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Exclusive events, Mars-themed shows and special astronaut appearances will be at the visitor complex throughout the Summer of Mars. Plus, rising 5th graders receive free admission!
Take a guided tour of Kennedy Space Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with a retired NASA astronaut, during this exclusive program.
Meet an astronaut during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the TDRS-M communication satellite in a mission for NASA.