IAS is hosting a tour to the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, October 8th. Please find the schedule below. Tour tickets are available on the IAS Registration Site.
IAS Kennedy Space Center Tour (Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013)
|8:00am – 9:00am||Transportation from Hilton Hotel to Kennedy Space Center|
|9:00am – 12:15pm||Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Admission|
Tour Kennedy Space Center, experience all exhibits and shows and exhibits including the
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with interactive spaceflight simulators (Please note that transportation to/from Astronaut Hall of fame is not included).
See IMAX® space films:
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is home to the only back-to-back twin IMAX® theaters in the world, showcasing three exciting, large-format motion pictures on screens 5½ stories tall:
- “Space Station 3-D” Filmed by 25 astronauts and cosmonauts and narrated by Academy Award® nominee Tom Cruise, this 3-D film takes audiences on an incredible cinematic journey of discovery from planet Earth to the newest star in the sky – the International Space Station. Amazing 3-D technology enables audiences to sit inside the Space Shuttle during launch, experience the exhilaration of a space walk, and float effortlessly through the Space Station. (45 minutes)
- “Hubble 3-D” Float beside space-walking astronauts and experience the powerful story of the Hubble Space Telescope. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this film, offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlights its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves (43 minutes)
Admission tickets are valid for two days if used within a seven day period.
|12:15pm – 1:10pm||Lunch With an Astronaut |
Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of dining with an actual Astronaut and hearing inspiring space exploration stories while enjoying a delicious three-course lunch. Guests have the opportunity to ask questions and have photos taken with the astronaut, and each guest receives a souvenir autographed by the featured astronaut.
|2:00pm – 5:00pm||Vehicle Assembly Building Tour|
For the first time since 1978, guests see the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) firsthand where monstrous vehicles were assembled for launch, as well as where the future is unfolding for our continued missions into space. Tour communicators and colorful signage depict work that has gone on behind the 456-foot-tall high-bay doors.
Then experience the Launch Pad in a way that only astronauts have seen. Nearly a quarter mile within the perimeter security fence of Launch Pad 39-A, guests get an up close view of the 350-foot-high fixed service structure, rotating service structure, propellant storage containers, water tanks and flame trench that was the lift-off point for most space shuttle missions and Apollo moon missions. Tour stops at the Apollo Saturn V Center.
|5:15pm – 6:15pm||Return to Hilton Hotel|