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User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 358 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7943 times:

I visited KSC back in the 90's, very interesting. With the Shuttle program retired and the more in depth tours I plan to go again soon.

Has anyone done the guided tours of the launch pad, the VAB or the Launch Control Center? If so, how were they?

Any insight would be appreciated.

I found the basic info at the link below, but I am looking for more of the "a.netter's" perspective. The website currently says "Atlantis has rolled over from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building. For a limited time, guests have the opportunity to see Atlantis up-close!", so in my opinion that is worth the 3 hour drive in itself.

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/ksc-tours.aspx

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User currently offlineBoeing787Guy From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7821 times:

I was at KSC this weekend and definitely would recommend the VAB tour. Atlantis is parked off to the side and is in clear, close view for everyone to see and take pictures of. In fact, one of the security guards was kind enough to take my camera back behind the chained off area and he snapped some awesome pics of her from the side view. You’ll spend about 15 minutes or so in the VAB with most of that time spent near the shuttle. The tour is well worth the money it also takes you by the launch pad 39 complex, the Apollo/Saturn Center (where you can take as much time as you want to walk around), along with a few other stops. Since I live near KSC I opted to buy the annual pass and plan on going back to take the remaining tours in the next few weeks.

User currently offlineboeing787guy From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7761 times:

Shuttle Atlantis - 4 August 2012


User currently offlineboeing787guy From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7759 times:



User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7679 times:

Quoting Boeing787Guy (Reply 1):
was at KSC this weekend and definitely would recommend the VAB tour. Atlantis is parked off to the side and is in clear, close view for everyone to see and take pictures of.

Awesome, that is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the info, nice pics as well!


User currently offlinewindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2755 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7647 times:

Quoting n92r03 (Thread starter):
so in my opinion that is worth the 3 hour drive in itself.

Yes. It is a 2 hr + drive for us and it is well worth it. You also get admission to the Astronaut hall of fame which is outside the complex

Quoting n92r03 (Thread starter):
Has anyone done the guided tours of the launch pad, the VAB or the Launch Control Center?

Yep the whole tour id very good. Often I am surprised when my wife likes something that my son and I do but she really likes that tour.

Quoting Boeing787Guy (Reply 1):
it also takes you by the launch pad 39 complex, the Apollo/Saturn Center (where you can take as much time as you want to walk around)

The Apollo/Saturn complex by itself is worth the price of admission to me.



KSC is a full day if you really want a good look so get there when it opens.



OMG-Obama Must Go
User currently offlineBoeing787Guy From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7591 times:

I just read where the Endeavour will be moved into the VAB on August 16th for several weeks before it is flown out on September 17th to CA. I'll definitely make sure I get back to snap some pics of her before she leaves.

User currently offlinen92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6624 times:

Went last Friday, August 31 and Endeavour was in the VAB. Parked very close to the railing as the tail-cone is installed and per the tour guide, needed more rear clearance from the big doors. Sorry, but I can't seem to get the pic into the post, just think of boeing787guy's pics of Atlantis above, but about 8 feet from the railing. Awesome!

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

This is a picture of Space Shuttle Atlantis display in her new permanent home at KSC.

https://twitter.com/medicranz/status/347506221793824768/photo/1

A beautiful presentation with her pay load bay doors opened as if she was flying in Space.

I will certainly visit when possible.

I hope this exhibition will be a big success and Atlantis will have many many visitors.

     

[Edited 2013-06-20 00:21:23]


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