[Jayhawk-chapter] Visit Kennedy Space Center and Have Lunch with an Astronaut
souljourner at sbcglobal.net
Sun Feb 6 21:10:50 CST 2011
A blind friend of mine is a travel agent. I received this email from her
today and thought I'd pass it on to everyone. I've emailed her requesting
the cost and if you'd like more info, just let me know. This really looked
great to us! It would be great to do it as a group! See the info
If anyone is interested in visiting the Kennedy Space Center while in
Orlando for Convention.
I just booked a tour for a couple arriving early and leaving later after the
Kennedy Space Center is like an Orlando-style space-travel theme park - only
it's real! It's a great day out for the whole family, and only 45 minutes
from Orlando. You'll need to plan on spending at least a full day to explore
NASA's launch headquarters, located on a huge island wildlife refuge eight
times the size of Manhattan
This includes the Kennedy Space Center tour of NASA's launch headquarters,
Shuttle Launch Experience (this is the simulator Brent was mentioning),
astronaut encounter, two IMAX films (Space Station 3-D and Magnificent
Desolation), all shows and exhibits, and a visit to the U.S. Astronaut Hall
of Fame. This is a two-day ticket, allowing you to see everything in one
day, or break up your experience over two within a seven day period.
This package gives you everything in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex Admission, plus you can have lunch with an astronaut and take the
Discover KSC: Today and Tomorrow Guided Tour. The pass can also be used over
two consecutive days within a seven day period.
* Admission to Kennedy Space Center
* Admission to U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
* Discover KSC: Today and Tomorrow Guided Tour (reservations required)
* Dine with an Astronaut (reservations required)
* Local Taxes
You need transportation to get there, the Mears will take you there or local
taxi I will find out no worries.
* Visitor guides are available in large print format, braille and
* Wheelchair accessible
* Wheelchairs are available at no additional charge from the
Information Counter inside the entrance
* Captioning systems are available for the IMAX Theatre presentations.
* Descriptive narration is available for the IMAX presentations for
guests who are blind or vision impaired.
* Restaurant menus are available in braille and large print format.
Crew members are available to retrieve items and assist when necessary
Attractions at Kennedy Space Center include:
Kennedy Space Center Tour - Board a fleet of 44 air-conditioned buses and
observe first hand the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the LC-39 Observation Gantry
and the International Space Station Center. Guided bus tours depart each day
from 9:30am (seasonal), and run continuously throughout the day. Also on
tour is the acclaimed Apollo Saturn V Center, where guests can relive the
days of America's moon landings by experiencing a simulated launch from
mission control, viewing a real 363 foot long Saturn V moon rocket and
taking a front row seat as man takes his first steps on the moon.
Astronaut Encounter - Guests to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will
have the opportunity to meet a real astronaut every day. This innovative
program consists of question and answer sessions, mission briefings, video
footage space artifacts and personal stories of space travel as told by
those who have lived it.
International Space Station Center - Walk through full-scale mock-ups of
space station modules and visit the viewing gallery, where you can see
actual space station components being readied for flight.
IMAX Theatres - Two different larger than life films take you on an
awe-inspiring journey into space on screens over five stories tall. Dramatic
footage, photographed in space by the astronauts, give each of the IMAX
films an exciting 'you are there' feeling.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame - Located at the entrance of Kennedy Space
Center, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame houses the world's largest
collection of astronaut memorabilia, exhibits and tributes. Realistic
training simulators allow you to feel the pressure of four times the force
of gravity, ride a river across Mars, and land a Space Shuttle.
Lunch with an Astronaut - This meal opportunity, currently offered every day
of the week at 12:15pm at the Visitor Complex, includes a banquet style
lunch with a speaking appearance by a real Astronaut. The popular program
incorporates a fun highlight video of Astronauts living and working in
space, a brief oration on his/her thoughts and individual time with each
family for Q&A and photos. The meal is topped off by a wonderful selection
of desserts. Guests even receive an autographed souvenir to take home.
Program runs approximately 1 hour. (Reservations required)
Discover KSC: Today and Tomorrow Tour - Led by a trained space expert, this
tour gives visitors an insider's view of the space program from launch
preparation to lift-off. The tour includes up-close views of Space Shuttle
launch pads, the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), massive
Crawler-Transporters, which move the Shuttle from the VAB to its launch pad,
and Shuttle landing runway. Also included is a very special stop at the
International Space Station Processing Facility where visitors view actual
Space Station modules being readied for launch. (Reservations required)
Special Offer - Enjoy two days at Kennedy Space Center for the price of one!
- BOOK NOW!
9am to 6pm
For more information contact me below
The biggest compliment you can pay me is to recommend my services!
1-866-580-5574 or 631-456-5394
reservations at echevarriatravel.com
Affiliated as an Independent Contractor with Montrose Travel CST-1018299-10
Affiliated as an Independent Contractor with Absolute Cruise and Travel Inc.
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