Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scott And Carol Present - Kennedy Space Center Opens A New Attraction Over Thirty Years In The Making.

With the Space Shuttle program's mission completed the very large building which once housed the shuttles, the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) will now be open to the public, for a limited time to a limited number of Visitor Complex guests per day as part of KSC Up-Close, a new two-hour, guided special interest tour. Beginning Nov. 1, the tour will be offered eight times daily for $25 for adults and $19 for children ages 3-11, plus the cost of admission which is $43 + tax for adults and $33 + tax for children ages 3-11.

Making this an even more special opportunity, guests may get to see a real space shuttle orbiter, since all four of the remaining shuttles are currently being prepared for display in their new homes. If you have taken a bus tour at Kennedy Space Center, you have ridden past the 525-foot tall VAB. The Saturn V rocket was assembled in the VAB in the Sixties and the all the shuttles were assembled here, including the very last shuttle, STS-135 Atlantis, earlier this year.

The VAB tour stop is just part of the KSC Up-Close tour, guests will have also have the opportunity to view many other Kennedy Space Center landmarks. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit

Having seen a shuttle launch in person, we are very excited about this tour and are already planning on enjoying the experience.