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Fly With An Astronaut: Jon McBride

Nov 18, 2016 09:00 AM - Nov 20, 2016 01:30 PM Kennedy Space Center
Spend a half-day experiencing the highlights of Kennedy Space Center with an astronaut guide!
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Suit Up and Fly With An Astronaut!

Spend a half-day experiencing the highlights of Kennedy Space Center with astronaut Jon McBride. Discover the birthplace of America’s space program with an experienced space explorer at your side. Jon McBride served as the pilot of STS-41G aboard space shuttle Challenger and is a former naval aviator who has logged more than 8,800 total flight hours and 4,700 hours in jets.

  • $199 for adults; $174 for children ages 3-11, includes daily admission.
  • Annual passholders pay only $149 for adults and $134 for children. Annual passholder Fly With An Astronaut tickets are only available by calling 855-456-6597.
  • Tour is scheduled 9:15 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Space is limited to 43 participants.
  • This tour may not be suitable for young children due to the length of the tour and minors must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult over the age of 18.         

The Fly With An Astronaut Experience

Meet at the entrance to Nature and Technology at 9:15 a.m. for a preflight briefing and then the countdown to exploration begins. As a newly-recruited crew member, enter Space Shuttle Atlantis® to be welcomed by your private tour guide: a veteran NASA astronaut. After a guided tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis®, pose for an individual photo with your astronaut guide next to the Astrovan. Then step aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® to find out what it feels like to launch into space on a shuttle traveling 17,500 mph, with a veteran NASA astronaut at your side!

Board a bus with your astronaut guide for a tour of Kennedy Space Center. Your astronaut guide shares stories of launch and space experience as you take advantage of panoramic photo opportunities of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The tour includes a drive past the Vehicle Assembly Building and a stop at the LC-39 Observation Gantry for a private catered lunch. During lunch, receive the autographed photo of you with your astronaut guide. At the end of the tour, approximately 1:30 pm, receive a parting gift and continue touring the Apollo/Saturn V Center or board a bus back to the main visitor complex.

Must be a minimum of 44"/111.76 cm to ride the Shuttle Launch Experience. Astronaut(s), times, dates and tour/dining locations are subject to change. Fly With An Astronaut includes daily admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Fly With An Astronaut Tour

Fly With An Astronaut: Jon McBride