For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing visitors inside the Launch Control Center.
For the first time since 1978, guests visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex who purchase the Kennedy Space Center Up-Close tour will have the rare opportunity to disembark their tour buses and tour inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Guests will see firsthand where monstrous vehicles were assembled for launch; as well as where the future is unfolding for our continued missions into space.
When inside the VAB, guests will be able to walk along the edge of the Transfer Aisle, used to move elements of rockets among the building’s four High Bays. Tour communicators and colorful signage will depict work that has gone on behind the 456-foot-tall high bay doors, such as work of the VAB’s two 325-ton bridge cranes used to lift the shuttle orbiters and mate them to their external tank and solid rocket boosters with pinpoint accuracy. Signage also shows prospective operations that will take place within the VAB for NASA’s newest space exploration program, Space Launch System, or SLS.
Other sites on the KSC Up-Close tour include the NASA Causeway, A/B Camera Stop and the Apollo Saturn V Center.
Adults $25 per person
Children (age 3 - 11) $19 person
Plus tax. In addition to admission.
3 - 3.5 hrs
Note: Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral are working space-launch facilities. All tours may be altered or closed due to operational requirements. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Prices subject to change and do not include tax.