VIDEO: Kennedy Space Center Offers Tour with Space Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach Nov. 30

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TOUR launch control center, Launch Complex 39

ABOVE VIDEO: He’s the guy who, figuratively, pushes “the big red button” to send the shuttle into space. Astronaut Mike Massimino takes you inside the firing room at the Kennedy Space Center to meet Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach in this episode of NASA “Behind the Scenes.” 

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA— During the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Launch Director Tour, see space shuttle Atlantis with her last launch director, Mike Leinbach. 

Only here will you learn about the risks and rewards of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program from an insider.

On an exclusive bus tour of Kennedy Space Center with Mike Leinbach as your guide, travel to historic Launch Complex 39 for a visit to the Launch Control Center (LCC), hub of launch operations since the Apollo program.

Additionally, Mr. Leinbach will be available after the tour to sign his latest book, Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew, which can be purchased in The Right Stuff, the gift shop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.


  • $149 for adults
  • $139 for children ages 3-11
  • Special annual passholder ticket rate*
  • Ticket prices includes daily admission.
  • Tour is scheduled 2:00 p.m. to about 5:30 p.m.
  • Space is limited to 35 participants, so reserve your space early.
  • This tour may not be suitable for young children due to the length of the tour.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult over the age of 18.

Reserve Tour
*Annual passholders’ tickets are only $99 for adults and $84 for children. Annual passholder Launch Director Tour tickets are only available by calling 855-456-6597.

Learn more about the Launch Director Tour.

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