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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Experience the historic sights and sounds of the American Space Program

For a full-day of adventure and unforgettable experiences at the Kennedy Space Center, the Visitor Complex has a wide range of attractions and presentations for the entire family

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 contains the Atlantis orbiter, and the “Shuttle Launch Experience,” a simulated ride into space. Daily presentations are given by veteran NASA astronauts. Bus tours take visitors to the Apollo/Saturn V Center and some of the KSC’s most famous launchpads and other installations. Download the Kennedy Space Center Official Guide App from either Google Play or the Apple App Store to learn about the full range of attractions and plan your own visit.

Audio

Sam Beddingfield on the 7 Mercury astronauts and the “most dramatic moment” in the space program Excerpts from an oral history interview conducted by Nancy Yasecko for the Brevard County Historical Commission, January 15, 1994. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-IHqqZknEA

Images

Entrance to the visitor complex Source: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
MISSION ZONE attraction: RACE TO THE MOON at the Apollo/Saturn V Center Source: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
MISSION ZONE exhibit:
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Source: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
MISSION ZONE attraction:
Heroes and Legends of the U.S. Space Program
Source: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Location

Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953 | Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm (Advance online purchase of tickets is strongly advised) There is an admission fee. Amenities: numerous visitor attractions, gift shops, cafés and snack bars, IMAX theaters, restrooms Phone: (855) 433.4210

Metadata

“Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,” Explore Historic Titusville FL, accessed February 5, 2023, https://history.titusville.com/items/show/73.