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.