Want to get an even closer look at the world's busiest space launch facility? The Kennedy Space Center Up Close tour, led by a trained space expert, will take you on a two-hour narrated journey through the Space Shuttle program, from launch preparation to lift-off. Included are extremely close stops by Space Shuttle Launch Pads A and B and the huge Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The tour will also stop at NASA Causeway, where guests are surrounded by rocket launch pads. This tour includes a KSC souvenir and an informational piece with pictures.
Note: Due to the highly secure status of KSC, anything remotely resembling a weapon, pocketknife, pepper spray, etc. won't be permitted and will be confiscated. Cargo bags are discouraged so as to expedite the security check. This tour returns to the pier and will not be available for guests disembarking. Ages 3 to 11 are considered paying children. All venues may not be visited due to time constraints. Guests must prioritize what they wish to visit once at the KSC complex. This tour returns to the pier and will not be available for guests disembarking or with a back to back sailing.
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1 of 3(33%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Kennedy Space Center Up Close
While we loved our visit at the Kennedy Space Center we would not recommend getting the "Up Close" tour as it doesn't really bring you up close to anything. It included a two hour bus ride and while we were able to get out of the bus a few times we really didn't get up close to any of the attractions during the tour. The tour guides were informed but seemed more excited about the wild life then showing us NASA up close. Our suggestion is to explore on your own and be sure IMAX movies.
Not quite as close as I was hoping to get, the one lucky thing was that one of the last shuttle launches was being prepped and thus one of the space shuttles was on the launch pad, but we were still quite a ways from it.
Very informative though and the various exhibits were good.
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Review 3 for Kennedy Space Center Up Close
Date:July 22, 2011
pressed on time
If you care about taking pictures up close then choose this but keep in mind that there is still quite a distance between the structures and you. There is still a fence from the launch pad,or the crawler, or the NASA building. We were in a hurry going back since we want to experience the flight simulation or to look around the museum. We were not able to watch the IMax movie since there was not enough time , the last bus is coming soon.waiting for the bus was irritating because it started pouring rain and the bus driver told us to wait at front. we waited. Our tour guide wasn't inside for answers. we were soaked !