Central Florida is also home to the US space program at Kennedy
Space Center where it is possible to tour the facility
and even watch shuttle launches and landings.
Kennedy Space Center
is also home to the Merritt Island National Wildlife
Refuge which you will drive through as you tour the
Center's various sites of interest.
Visitors to the Kennedy
Space Center can now view the history and
future of the Nasa Space Program
on enormous 5.5 story IMAX movie screens.
Plan on spending a
whole day at Kennedy Space Center if you
want to see everything the Center has to offer.
the new Apollo Center where you will see
a full Saturn V rocket, lunar lander and
rover vehicles and even get the opportunity to touch a real
As well as the Apollo
Center , which includes the original Mission Control
from the Apollo missions, you can visit one of the old Saturn
V launch pads and see the NASA
labs where the International Space Station
is being built and tour life-sized displays of parts of the
Center also has space history exhibits, a life-size
Space Shuttle display, bus tours, restaurants
and gift shops.
If your visit coincides
with the launch of the Shuttle or an expendable vehicle you
can buy tickets to get a close up view from the Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex.
Center is located about 35 miles east of Orlando
International Airport in Brevard County, Florida.
NOTE: If you arrive
at any time past six hours before a launch ,
you will find a guard stationed at the gate. If you do not
have a car pass or other valid access authorization, you will
not be allowed to enter the Space Center .