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  • You must take the tour. It's...

    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You must take the tour. It's the only way for you to get close enough to the launching pad to see it, or see the production building for the spacecraft, or see a mock control center... Really, it's a must, and they may even be free! If they're not, it's only a nominal charge for the tour that takes you (in a nice, air-conditioned tour bus ;]) to the different sights of the Space Center.

    Pictured here is the production building, one of the largest in the world, where they construct the space shuttles before they're ready to be launched.

    Oh wow! I just checked on tour prices, and I'm sorry to say they've jumped astronomically since I visited 8 years ago! It's now US$26 per adult, but there may be more on the tour now, I'm not sure... something about boarding the Explorer? Not sure.

    Fondest memory: Got a cool pair of NASA logo reflective sunglasses! :-)

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    Besides seeing all the rockets...

    by smike Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Besides seeing all the rockets and space craft outside - there are other displays inside. Seeing part of a mission control center was very interesting.

    We took a separate tour out to see one of the launch pads. It was great seeing the size of the tower and the unit that is used to transport the space ship from the hanger to the launch tower. Because of it's size, it travels very slow. I do not remember the exact speed but it takes a rather long time to get from point A to point B.

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    visitKennedy Space...

    by Roeffie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit
    Kennedy Space Center
    Titusville FL 32899
    Main Phone(321) 452-2121
    Main Fax(321) 452-3043

    Download a map :PDF map Down load

    Website:www.kennedyspacecenter.com

    Opening Times:
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and certain launch days) 9.00 -19.00 hrs. The last KSC tour departs 15:30 hrs.

    Admission:
    $ 25.- (Adults), $ 15.- (Children 3-11)

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    If at all possible try to see...

    by bonio Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: If at all possible try to see a launch. One of lifes truly unforgettable experiences! Obviously you cannot get too close, we were around 10 miles away, the whole place lit up almost like daylight (launch was 10pm) and we could see Endeavour for over 15 minutes after lift off. sadly my camera does not do this justice!

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    Visit Kennedy Space Center

    by Michael_D Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Kennedy Space Center

    Fondest memory: In 1997 Hubble got a little wonky and needed hands on repairs..these are pictures of the celestial handymen we call astronauts putting the fix on. See that reflection in the shiney metal?? That's ol 'terra firma' ..this was taken with Kodak Gold 400 film and my $70 Minolta automatic...getting this photo required flying standby AND an upgrade to 1st class.
    Captain America has BOTH plenty of frequent flyer points and serious connections!(GOD..I hope no one actually believes that..LOL)

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    Take a tour bus and see...

    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a tour bus and see Apollo/Saturn V center.

    Ever seen a real Saturn V rocket? If not, go here and see the huge rocket that was used for all the Apollo-missions ( of course not this one) which went to the moon.

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    Take a bus tour and see the...

    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a bus tour and see the VAB. VAB, vehicle assembly building. Built for the Saturn V rockets from the beginning. Inside this building is the space shuttle assembled on a mobile launcher platform. The VAB is the third largest building in the world, standing 525-feet tall and covering 8 acres. On one of the sides there's a USA flag painted and each stripe is so wide that a bus can use it as a lane.

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    Plan out what you want to do...

    by walsing Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Plan out what you want to do and see. We didn't get to see everything we would have liked to see. They give you a time table when you buy the tickets, use this to coordinate timeing of the various films, talks and activities.

    Fondest memory: This site may be helpful http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/ .

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    YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS at the...

    by cobrioc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS at the visitor complex.You really cannot miss it:there's a life-size replica of the space shuttle,two solid rocket boosters and an external tank at the entrance.At the visitor complex resides the only back-to-back twin IMAX theaters in the world, showing large-format motion pictures on 5 1/2-story tall screens.One film depicts a future space settlement using real NASA footage and data,the
    other captures the thrill of space flight, filmed by shuttle astronauts and narrated by Walter Cronkite.
    Next to the theaters is the 250-piece NASA art gallery with pieces ranging from fascinating to funky.

    Fondest memory: From there, visitors board a bus for the Kennedy Space Center Tour.The first stop is the LC 39 Observation Gantry,a 60-foot observation tower
    giving a beautiful view of the twin shuttle launch pads,and a 360-degree look at the entire space center.
    On the way to the Gantry, the bus passes the Vehicle Assembly Biulding. Inside the massive structure-one of the world's largest buildings by volume and one of the world's largest enclosed structures-the space shuttle and its three rockets are
    attached. How big is the VAB? The American flag on the building's side measures 209 feet by 110 feet. Each star on the flag is more than 6 feet in diameter and each stripe on the flag measures 9 feet wide.

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    Tickets to the Space Centre

    by MikeAtSea Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Tickets can be bought online at the Web Page below. There are various tickets available as it is described on the web page.

    www.ksctickets.com

    Kennedy Space Center
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    • Family Travel
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    check out KENNEDY SPACE...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: check out KENNEDY SPACE CENTER's ROCKET GARDEN. Whip out your camera and video cam QUICK and take these once-in-a-lifetime shots!

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: A cool space vehicle that NASA uses during their space expeditions. Again, this is a mock-up of the real thing.

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Inside one of the buildings here at the Space Center, you can have a close-up view of some cool space shuttles.

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Here I am at the huge VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING located within the massive compounds of the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER. As the name implies, this is the place where space shuttles are assembled! :-)

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: That's me.... still at the ROCKET GARDEN here at the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER... Check out this awesome....er.....er... space shuttle (is that the correct term to be used?).

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