KSC Visitor Center Offers ‘Fly With An Astronaut’
By Space Coast Daily // February 13, 2015
includes ‘flight’ on Shuttle Launch Experience
ABOVE VIDEO: See what you’ve been missing, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida! Get nose to nose with Space Shuttle Atlantis, the only space shuttle orbiter configured as it was for flight, with its payload bay doors open. Try your hand at being an astronaut in the many astronaut simulators, or find out what a launch feels like with the Shuttle Launch Experience. You can also see rare space memorabilia, and touch a piece of the moon, flown back to Earth by the Apollo astronauts.
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will offer a special, limited-time, limited-capacity program called “Fly With An Astronaut,” on February 15 and 16.
Fly With An Astronaut allows guests to spend a half day experiencing the highlights of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, including a ‘flight’ on Shuttle Launch Experience, with a veteran NASA space shuttle astronaut and pilot.
Limited to just 43 guests each day, the program includes admission to the Visitor Complex as well as a morning of tours and activities guided by astronaut Jon McBride.
McBride served as the pilot of STS-41G aboard space shuttle Challenger, and he will join guests on the Shuttle Launch Experience.
The experience also includes a catered buffet lunch in a VIP area of the Apollo/Saturn V Center; a panoramic photo stop at the Launch Complex (LC) 39 Observation Gantry, which is otherwise not accessible to guests; an autographed photo of the guest with the astronaut hero; and a retail gift.
Fly With An Astronaut is $199 for adults and $174 for kids age 3-11.
This includes Visitor Complex admission, a catered lunch, an autographed photo and a retail gift.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex annual pass holders can buy tickets at $149 per adult or $134 per child.
For more information call 877-313-2610 or log on to KennedySpaceCenter.com