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Kennedy Space Center & Dine with an Astronaut Tour from Orlando

Kennedy Space Center & Dine with an Astronaut Tour from Orlando

Receive admission to Kennedy Space Center to enjoy the attractions and exhibits - including the spectacular Space Shuttle Atlantis, meet a veteran member of NASA's Astronaut Corps, have lunch and a picture taken. It's one of the most popular programs at the Space Center.

It's an up-close-and-personal opportunity to share in the excitement of space exploration through the eyes and personal story of one of NASA's best - all while enjoying a delicious meal.

An impressive roster of Astronauts have appeared since the program's inception in 2001...among them Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Story Musgrave and Jon McBride.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

approximately 10 hours

Time

8:30 am daily

Summary

Tour includes free pick up and drop-off from designated locations only. You must note on the order form your chosen pickup point from the list. This tour includes admission to Kennedy Space Center.

Description

Description

Your meal is a banquet-style lunch with a speaking appearance by a real Astronaut hero. The program includes a fun highlight video of Astronauts living and working in space, a brief oration of the Astronaut's thoughts, and individual time with each family for Q and A, and photos. The meal is topped off by a wonderful selection of desserts.

Take this exclusive opportunity to rub elbows, ask questions, and take pictures with a real Space Hero! And the food is excellent!

Seating for lunch begins at 12:15 pm.

Lunch Menu: Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Rotisserie Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee or Tea. Menu is subject to change.

Hours of Operation

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open every day of the year. Current operating hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit

The world's most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's Space Shuttle Atlantis brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. More than 60 interactive touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite guests to "be the astronaut," bringing to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can conduct a virtual EVA (extravehicular activity), practice docking to the ISS, extract cargo from the payload bay, create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the re-entry slide, experience the sensation of floating in space, explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS, virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank, kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle, get an "X-ray view" of Atlantis' interior, experience an orbital sunrise, strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch, take the helm at the shuttle cockpit - and much more.

Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour

Runs approximately two hours. Tours start at 10:00 am and run continuously every 15 minutes. Last tour departs at 3:45 pm. There is a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Attractions at Kennedy Space Center

John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride and Jim Lovell are just a few names of the brave men and women that have launched into space from Kennedy Space Center, and now it's your turn to become a part of the space program. Your full day of exploration includes real space hardware, authentic attractions, inspiring exhibits and hands-on experiences that will make KSC the highlight of your Florida vacation.

The incredible accomplishments of the Apollo moon program return to life in the amazing Apollo/Saturn V Center. In back-to-back IMAX® theaters, you'll feel the thrill of space exploration on five-story screens as you "float" right alongside NASA Astronauts. On our guided tours into exclusive areas, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at Kennedy Space Center's working space flight facilities.

Strap in and experience interactive space flight simulators at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Touch a real piece of Mars, see gigantic rockets, board the Space Shuttle Explorer and much more.

You also have the opportunity to experience the exciting new Great Balls of Fire exhibit which shares the story of the origins of our solar system, asteroids and comets and their possible impacts and risks. Via a hands-on component you can study how scientists determine the trajectory path of such near-Earth objects. Learn about meteors, comets and asteroids, you can use interactive displays to build your own solar system, test rocks to see if they have meteorite-like properties, explore the various sizes of asteroids and comets, and explore what would happen if one were to hit your hometown. This amazing exhibit will be available through January 4, 2015.

Interesting Notes:

  • Meet face-to-face with one of the few who have flown in space, "live" at the Astronaut Encounter
  • See a Space Shuttle model on a scale of 1:1
  • Kennedy Space Center NASA Bus Tour with stop at the Saturn V exhibit area
  • Unlimited access to the Visitors Complex exhibits such as IMAX Space Films, Rocket Garden, Robot Scouts, Universe Theater, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted, Early Space Exploration, Nature and Technology

In the summer and fall, dress light, wear sunblock, and wear comfortable shoes. In the Winter and Spring, wear layered clothing.

Tour includes free pick up and drop-off from designated locations only. You must note on the order form your chosen pickup point from the list. This tour includes admission to Kennedy Space Center.

Pickup Locations

Pickup Locations

Please Note: We do not pick up from any hotels that are not on this list and pick-up times are subject to change without notice, so ALWAYS call the tour operator at least one day prior to the tour to confirm the pickup time and location.
Hotel Name Address Pickup Time(s) Pickup Notes
Disney's All Star Music Resort Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL 7:50am
Doubletree Resort 10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL 8:30am
Firehouse Subs - Crossroads Shopping Center 12515 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 8:00am
Lake Buena Vista Resort & Spa 15657 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 7:20am
Maingate Lakeside 7769 West Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 7:40am
Rosen Inn International 7600 International Drive, Orlando, FL 8:20am
Senor Frogs - South International Drive 8747 South International Drive, Orlando, FL 8:25am

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Customer Ratings & Reviews


  • 5 / 5
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    Event Date:

    July 22, 2017

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    08:30 AM