We recently went on a big adventure to the famous Cape Canaveral to explore the Kennedy Space Center where NASA is based. (A little travel tip: You don’t go into Cape Canaveral to get to the Kennedy Space Center, it is based a few miles outside it but is well sign posted). The Kennedy Space Center which was very impressive. Kennedy Space Center is full of things to do and places to see.
We went on the bus tour first which takes about 2 hours at least. The last bus leaves at 4:30 so it’s a good idea to do the bus tour first and then come back and explore the rest of Kennedy Space Center then. The bus tour takes you on a tour of the NASA grounds, including the launch pads and a guided tour of Apollo/Saturn V Center.
We then launched into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience with space shuttle astronaut Jon McBride. We loved the shuttle simulator experience which was a highlight of the day. Sit back, buckle up and hold on tight.. you get to experience what it’s like for a NASA astronauts on a space shuttle launch. The sights, sounds and sensations are so real.
A key thing to explore when you get back to the main center is the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it is very impressive. You can even stand nose-to-nose with it. A great celebration to the people and accomplishments of America’s incredible 30-year shuttle program.
Prices: $10 to park and it costs $50 for an adult(senior citizen of 55+ gets a small discount).
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