The Right Stuff: Titusville and America’s Space Program (1950-present)

Distance: 61 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
What to expect: Extra time should be allotted for the museum visits, which offer fascinating exhibits for visitors with special interest in aviation and the history of U.S. space exploration. The Warbirds Museum and Sands Space History Center are open to the public, but since entrance to the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Base is restricted, admission to the Space Center Visitor Complex and to tours of the Space & Missile Museum at Launch Complex 26 must be arranged in advance. Visits to these sites should be allotted an entire day.

This tour features the main sites in the Titusville area connected with the development of military aviation and with the history of the American Space program from its earliest days of unmanned rocket launches through the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle programs. Additional exhibits highlight the International Space Station and the ongoing launches by SpaceX, Boeing, and Blue Origin. The tour includes visits to museums that feature historic military aircraft, space vehicles, and space-related structures and memorabilia.

Kennedy Point Park

Begin your tour of aerospace history here, with with a panoramic view across the Indian River to Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral beyond. It is there that the American exploration of space began-- and continues to the present day. The silhouette of…

Warbird Museum

Located at the Spacecoast Regional Airport, this extensive collection of military aircraft from World War I to the Space Age offers visitors an opportunity to examine over 50 historic aircraft up close in two exhibit hangars. A dedicated team of…

Sands Space History Center

Located just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, immediately behind the SpaceX launch and control center building, this museum offers visitors an overview of the history of the U.S. Space Program presented through artifacts,…

American Space Museum

The museum features an impressive collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs as well as special exhibits on the Women of Space, unmanned missions, and the future of space exploration. The exhibit…

Space View Park

Located on the shore of the Indian River in downtown Titusville, this community river park is dedicated to the achievements and sacrifices of the men and women of the American Space Program. It features monuments to the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and…

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

As the main visitor’s center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the complex features a wide range of exhibits, displays, and immersive experiences that simulate astronaut training. Highlights include the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, which…