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Fly With An Astronaut Winston Scott

Feb 11, 2017 09:15 AM - Feb 11, 2017 01:30 PM Kennedy Space Center

Tour Kennedy Space Center with an Astronaut Guide 

Explore Kennedy Space Center as part of a small group with your astronaut guide. Discover the birthplace of America’s space program with an experienced space explorer by your side as you tour Space Shuttle Atlantis® and blast off on Shuttle Launch Experience®, along with touring the iconic sites of Kennedy Space Center by motor coach. Savor a catered lunch at the LC-39 Observation Gantry in the heart of historic Launch Complex 39, where the Apollo astronauts launched to the moon!

  • $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.   
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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. 


Astronaut Bio

Winston Scott is a former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain. Scott entered Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School after graduation from Florida State University in December 1972 and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1974. He served as a production test pilot flying the F/A-18 Hornet and the A-7 Corsair aircraft. Scott has accumulated more than 5,000 hours of flight time in 20 different military and civilian aircraft, and more than 200 shipboard landings.

Scott was selected by NASA and reported to the Johnson Space Center in 1992. He logged 24 days, 14 hours, and 34 minutes as a mission specialist in space during his two missions STS-72 Endeavour and STS-87 Columbia. Scott performed three spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes.

STS-72 Endeavour launched January 11, 1996 and retrieved two satellites while in orbit. Scott completed his first spacewalk, or EVA, lasting 6 hours and 53 minutes. His goal was to evaluate techniques utilized in the assembly of the International Space Station.

STS-87 Columbia was Scott’s longest mission and the fourth U.S. Microgravity Payload flight. They launched November 19, 1997, and conducted several experiments such as the effects of zero gravity on physical functions of the human body. He performed two more spacewalks on this mission which included manually capturing the Spartan satellite and testing EVA tools and procedures.

In addition to being a naval aviator and an astronaut, Winston Scott is a musician and has a second degree black belt in Shotokan karate. He graduated from Florida State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music and also has a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In July 2005, Scott published the book, “Reflections From Earth Orbit.” Scott currently resides in Melbourne, Florida and is the Senior Vice President for External Relations and Economic Development at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). He plays the trumpet for the Winston Scott Cosmic Jazz Ensemble, and directs a faculty band at FIT which they call “TWITCHY” after the initials of each band member.

Winston Scott

Fly With An Astronaut Winston Scott

Missions

STS-72 Endeavour

STS-87 Columbia