Cape Canaveral Journals

Kennedy Space Center: Up Close

A November 2002 trip to Cape Canaveral by meadowlark

Kennedy Space Center: Saturn V rockets Photo, Cape Canaveral, Florida More Photos
Quote: You don't have to be a rocket scientist to appreciate Kennedy Space Center. This journal represents our day exploring the grounds, watching the 3-D IMAX movies, taking the Up-Close tour, and hopefully provides some hints on how to get the most out of this park.

Kennedy Space Center: Up Close

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Kennedy Space Center: Saturn V rockets Photo, Cape Canaveral, Florida
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View a shuttle launch: Check the schedule on the website before you go and request tickets to view the launch at the space center or a parking permit for nearby. Up Close or far away? The bus tours are not to be missed since you get to see (from a distance) where the shuttles are launched from, and if there is a scheduled launch within 2 weeks, you can see the shuttle on the platform. For the kids: For those with energy to expend, the Rocket Garden is tops with a large amount of play equipment for little and grown-up kids. Big kids can walk the original plank that took the astronauts on the Apollo...Read More

Up Close or far away?

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Up Close View at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Photo, Cape Canaveral, Florida
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An extra $20 bucks? At the entrance you are asked to choose between the normal bus tour (included in your $26 ticket to the center), the "Up Close" tour, or the "Now and Then" tour (either of the last two are an extra $20 per person). If you have children with you, I definitely recommend the normal tour since small children especially will not appreciate the extra expense and could become bored on the longer tour. How Up Close is the "Up-Close" tour? The answer is several miles closer but still several miles away from what you might imagine/wish "up-close" to mean. The "Up-Close" tour begins by driving around the buildings where the ...Read More