Apollo / Saturn V Center
A tribute to the Apollo missions, this spacious facility features a massive, real Saturn V Rocket that brought man to the moon. More...
Booster Retrieval Ships
Two retrieval ships, the Liberty Star and the Freedom Star, perform the Solid Rocket Booster recovery in the Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Rebuilt in 1868, it was used as an observation point for many early missile and rocket launches.
Weighing 6 million pounds and traveling 1 mph, the crawler takes the space shuttle to the VAB.
The administrative center for all spaceport activities. Houses the offices of many top managers and support staff, including the Center Director.
Historic Launch Pads
Launch site of many historic milestones, including the mission that first put an American in space.
International Space Station Center
Where massive pieces of the Space Station are assembled before launch.
Launch Control Center
The "brain" of LC-39, this is where the launch team gathers to direct and monitor all launch preparations.
LC-17 Delta (Active)
The dual launch pad complex was first built in 1956 and is used to launch planetary probes, solar observatories and weather satellites.
Built in 1961, it hosted many historic Surveyor, Mariner, Pioneer and Intelsat IV and V missions.
LC-37 Delta IV (Active)
Launched the first flight of an unmanned Apollo lunar module, but today it launches Delta IV rockets.
LC-39 Observation Gantry
Provides a breathtaking 360 degree view of the two giant shuttle launch pads, 39A and 39B. A stop on the Kennedy Space Center Tour. More...
LC-39A Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle launch pad originally used for the Apollo moon program.
LC-39B Space Shuttle
Supported its first space shuttle launch in 1986. Along with 39A, the complexes have launched over a 100 Space Shuttle missions through 2009.
Originally designed to support TITAN IIIC space missions in the 1960's. It is also the former launch site for the Titan IV rocket and is the future launch site for SpaceX.
LC-41 Atlas V (Active)
Launch site for the Viking missions to Mars in 1975 and Voyager mission to the outer planets in 1977. Today it launches Atlas V rockets.
An 11-story device that can attach or remove the orbiter from a modified 747 airliner.
Operations & Checkout
A 600,000-square foot structure containing offices, labs, astronaut crew quarters and spacecraft assembly.
Orbiter Processing Facilities
Where the orbiter is towed immediately after landing to be inspected, tested and refurbished for its next mission.
Shuttle Landing Facility
This three-mile landing strip is where the space shuttle lands as a 100-ton glider. See it on the NASA Up-Close Tour.
U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum
Home to the world's largest outdoor collection of missiles on display. Included on the Cape Canaveral: Then and Now Tour.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
Experience interactive simulators and an array of NASA and astronaut memorabilia. Admittance included with Kennedy Space Center admission. More...
Vehicle Assembly Building
One of the largest buildings in the world, this is where the Solid Rocket Boosters, External Fuel Tank and orbitor are combined to create the space shuttle vehicle.
Where millions of visitors from across the world come to learn about NASA and the past, present and future of space exploration. More...
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