For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, NASA is allowing public visitors to tour one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Apollo Saturn V moon rockets were launched.
Travel nearly a quarter mile within the perimeter security fence of Launch Pad 39-A.
Get up close to where a majority of space shuttles and all six Apollo missions that landed on the moon were launched.
Enjoy a close view and photo opportunity of the 350-foot-high fixed service structure, rotating service structure, propellant storage containers, water tanks, flame trench and other aspects of the launch pad complex.
The tour then drives by for views of Launch Pad 39-B, site of launches for the Saturn 1B/Skylab missions and of many space shuttle launches.
Follow the progress of the modernization of the launch facility that NASA’s new Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket that will carry astronauts in the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle into deep space.
The Launch Pad Tour also includes drive-by views of the VAB, the mobile launch platform and one of the crawler transporters that was used to move Apollo rockets and shuttles to the launch pads and is now being updated to move the Space Launch System rocket. The tour culminates at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
Adults $25 per person,
Children (age 3 - 11) $19 person
Plus tax. In addition to admission.
1.5 - 2 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.