Kennedy Space Center: Plan a Space Adventure Vacation

Kennedy Space Center is in the heart of Central Florida, which receives almost 100 million visitors annually. The rockets launched from Kennedy Space Center get a “bonus” 914.3 mph head start because the southern latitude enhances the Earth's rotation.

If you're in the area checking out some of Florida's best beaches, why not make a space tourism detour?

The next question is how to get the most out of your visit to Kennedy Space Center. No worries, we've got you covered with all the best tricks and tips in an easy, step-by-step formula. After all, not everything is rocket science.

Kennedy Space Center (KSC) attracts a wide range of visitors, from hardcore science nerds to curious kids. The question is, what kind of visitor are you?

Step 1: Identity What Type of Traveler You Are

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is organized into five “Mission Zones” grouped by chronological era. You'll travel from the dawn of space exploration to current missions, but you want to plan your trajectory to avoid unnecessary orbits.

Step 2: Know Your Mission Zones

Everything starts at NASA's Heroes and Legends. It's the first zone you enter when you come through the gates. This exhibit recounts the early history of the U.S. space program.

Heroes and Legends

This is the final Mission Zone at the main Kennedy complex. For thirty years, the shuttle was America's booster supporting critical missions like the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.

Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other

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