Fly With An Astronaut | Barbara MorganJan 12, 2018 09:15 AM - Jan 12, 2018 01:30 PM Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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!
- $199 for adults and includes daily admission
- $174 for children ages 3-11 and 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.
- Guests must be a minimum of 44"/111.76 cm to ride the Shuttle Launch Experience.
Note: Astronaut(s), times, dates and tour/dining locations are subject to change.
Barbara Morgan served on space shuttle mission STS-118 after following a uniquely challenging path to become a NASA astronaut. When President Reagan announced the Teacher-in-Space program in 1985, Morgan and 11,000 other U.S. teachers applied for the opportunity. NASA selected Morgan as back-up to Teacher-in-Space Christa McAuliffe, and she moved to Houston with McAuliffe to train with the Challenger space shuttle crew. After the 1986 Challenger accident, Morgan returned to her public school classroom in Idaho, until NASA asked her to apply to the astronaut candidate class of 1998.
Morgan flew aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in 2007 on a two-week mission to help construct the International Space Station, delivering a Truss segment, an External Stowage Platform, and 5,000 pounds of science and crew equipment. During the STS-118 mission, Morgan’s duties included serving as loadmaster, robotic arm operator, and flight deck crewmember for entry and landing, and teaching lessons to school children on Earth. Morgan retired from NASA in 2008 to become Boise State University’s Distinguished Educator in Residence (now emeritus). Following Morgan, three other public school teachers have become NASA astronauts.