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.
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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.
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.