Kennedy Space Center is located about 45 minutes east of Orlando near Cape Canaveral. The Space Center is the site of numerous space shuttle launches. If you're lucky enough to visit the area when a launch is scheduled, definitely book tickets to watch from the launch viewing site.
Since launches are so rare, this may not happen. But you can still tour the facilities and watch films on astronauts constructing the space station.
Watching a shuttle launch is a unique experience. There are few sights that compare to watching the shuttle soar through the air, trailing a thick cloud of white smoke and then disappear into the atmosphere. I'd highly recommend this activity to anyone fortunate enough to be in the area on the day of a launch.
We took a day trip to kennedy space center and it was very good. Kennedy is a very big place and there is alot to see.
You can take the bus tour around the space center which is 2 hours long. We visited the observation deck were they watch shuttle launches and went to the Saturn V center where they have a real saturn V space ship, which is huge.
We watched two imax films on the space center which were very interesting, one was even 3-D...
There were many othere exhibits, the space shuttle discovery and a small talk on the space program and all about the shuttle program.
I would recommend that everyone visit , it is fun for all ages.
The Kennedy Space Center is on Merritt Island, on the eastern side of the Intracoastal Waterway (called Indian River here). The NASA Causeway is the main east-west thoroughfare and begins at the junction of Highway 405 and Highway 1. The Banana River separates the main Kennedy Space Center complex from Cape Canaveral, the site of the first launches of the US space program.
You'll need a car to get to the Space Coast. Greyhound buses only get as close as Titusville, 7 miles (11km) west of the Space Center, off Highway 405.
Are you an astro-nut?! If so, then from Orlando take the Beeline (528) east until you reach Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. Just follow the signs. KSC is home of the shuttle launches. See http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com
See my home page for live shots of the shuttle bay and mission control.
Check with Kennedy Space Center to see if any rockets are taking off while you're in Orlando. It's well worth the drive to watch a rocket launch!
The Kennedy Space Center, east of Orlando is a must. This is from where all the shuttles launch. See http://www.ksc.nasa.gov or http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com for more.