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Fly With An Astronaut | Anna Fisher

Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 | 9:15 AM - 1:30 PM Daily 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!

  • Annual passholder discounts for Fly With An Astronaut tickets are only available by calling 855-456-6597.
  • This Fly With An Astronaut is offered once a day for three days. The tour is scheduled for 9:15 AM to 1:30 PM daily. Each day offers the same tour, so choose which date is best for you!
  • 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.   

Note: Astronaut(s), times, dates and tour/dining locations are subject to change.


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Astronaut Bio

Dr. Anna Fisher was selected as an astronaut by NASA in January 1978 as one of the first six female astronauts. Dr. Fisher is also a chemist and a medical doctor specializing in emergency medicine. Formerly married to fellow astronaut Bill Fisher, Dr. Fisher is the mother of two children and in 1984 she became the first mother to travel in space. Over the course of her NASA career, she was involved in the Space Shuttle Program, the International Space Station and the Orion capsule that is being developed for NASA’s future Space launch System.

From STS-5 through STS-7, Fisher was assigned as a crew representative to support space shuttle integrated testing and payload testing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Dr. Fisher was a mission specialist on STS-51A Discovery in 1984. During the mission, the crew deployed two satellites and served as the first space salvage mission, retrieving two satellites for return to Earth. With the completion of her first flight, Fisher logged 192 hours in space.

Dr. Fisher was assigned as a mission specialist on STS-61H before the Challenger accident and then worked as the deputy of the Mission Development branch of the Astronaut Office during the hiatus of the Space Shuttle Program. From 1989 through 1995, Fisher was on leave of absence from the Astronaut Office to raise her family. From 1996 through 2002, during the early phase of building the International Space Station (ISS), Dr. Fisher was the chief of the Space Station branch. From January 2011 through August 2013, she served as an ISS Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) working in the Mission Control Center. Currently, Dr. Fisher is a management astronaut, working on display development for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) and supports European payloads for the ISS Integration branch.

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