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Kennedy Space Center

No trip to Port Canaveral would be complete without spending a day at nearby Kennedy Space Center. It is an amazingly well organized, entertaining and most  educational look at our nation's history of space exploration. The visitors' center contains hundreds of exhibits and displays of manned space flight. Be sure to visit the Imax theater for a breathtaking view of a shuttle launch up-close and personal, hold onto your chair.

After you've explored a full size shuttle mock-up and other exhibits, you'll board air-conditioned motorcoaches for a visit to the launch complex where NASA astronauts begin their journeys into space. You'll drive by the vehicle assembly building, so large that clouds can develop in it's highest reaches. Look carefully, you might see an actual shuttle standing in there mounted to its external fuel tank and boosters.

The last stop on the tour is the Saturn V building where you'll stand in the actual launch control center where Apollo 11 was directed. Then enter a gigantic hall where a Saturn V rocket lays spread out before you.

The Kennedy Space Center is only a few minutes from Port Canaveral, from FL528 West just follow the signs. Admission is required for the tour, but it is well worth it.

 

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