Kennedy Space Center is a manned space test and launch site of NASA. From the first man-made satellite in the United States to the world-renowned space shuttle, it is from here to fly into space. The reason why it was chosen as the launch site is that the low latitude here, launching rockets eastward, can use the additional speed of the Earth's rotation to help satellites into orbit. It was named in memory of the late President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Kennedy Space Center has made amazing achievements and has experienced several space accidents. In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing all seven astronauts. In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated and seven astronauts were killed. In 2016, the Kennedy Space Center launch site exploded. Every step forward in history will cost blood. These costs have brought glorious achievements in exploring space time and again for Americans and even for humankind. So when we decided to take our children on a trip to Florida, we firmly chose to bring them here. It takes more than an hour to drive from Orlando to the Kennedy Space Center. Tickets are varied here, so you must understand them before you start. We bought tickets, lunch tickets with astronauts, and tour tickets for the launch site. The main activity area in the morning is the Space Shuttle Launch Experience Hall (SHUTTLE LAUNCH EXPERIENCE), where there are many experience projects. We can only find experience here if we don't understand English. Soon, lunch time is up! Although we can't fly into space and we can't go to the moon, we can have lunch with a real astronaut ($35) and listen to his share. It's like we can travel in space ourselves. Especially when traveling with children the size of primary and secondary school students, it is better to choose this option. Of course, if you really don't want to spend this lunch money, you can also see the handsome astronauts by waiting at the entrance of the lunch restaurant around 12:30. At 2 p.m., we took part in an exploratory tour. The delegation mainly visited the panorama of launch pad, spacecraft assembly building, NASA levee and rocket launch site. The whole visit lasted 2.5 hours. After the visit, our little fellow rushed to the Space Shuttle Launch Experience Hall (SHUTTLE LAUNCH EXPERIENCE). Alas! It's so charming. It's not too much to experience.
It's a wonderful place. You can learn a lot about astronautics. I remember a room with a launch office and a button that you can press to see missile launches on a TV screen not far away. It's amazing. Other exhibition halls can also see a lot of astronauts photos, space history and other related information. There is also a large space with the space model at that time, which was quite shocking, much bigger than I imagined. It is a long way to go from one end to the other. There is a lovely Snoopy in spacesuit next to it. The whole visit process is by bus in the space center. It is worth visiting in the park base by route.
Participated in the local one-day tour, round-trip fare + ticket 104 per person. It's worth it. English should be good enough, otherwise the aerospace part is OK, and the cosmic part can only be guessed. The most shocking thing is the history of atlantis, not the Americans are very excited. There are also some small games, children are not afraid of boredom. If you're under 3 years old and you don't have the right project, you'll be scared in I Max. Launching SM is also interesting. It's a good gimmick.
Super Zan. There are all kinds of 3D movies in all kinds of museums. Some are very touched and some are shocked. Atlantis's museum is great. There are real spaceships in it. We must take bus to see the launch center. And we must go early. It seems that there will be no car after four o'clock. Or maybe it will be earlier. The launch center over there can't drive by itself. This time we missed it. In fact, it's not very big inside. But it can also play all day, teach and enjoy.
Kennedy Space Center is about 80 kilometers away from Orlando, about an hour's drive. The ticket is 45 dollars per person. It's worth a day for children and adults. There are many museums in the center. It is suggested to make an appointment to visit the base by bus first, then to visit one by one. Basically, one day is enough! Recommendation, adults and children have long knowledge!
Kennedy Space Center, located on Merritt Island on the eastern coast of Florida, was founded in July 1962. It is the most important place for NASA to test, prepare and launch manned and unmanned spacecraft. It was named in memory of the late President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.