East of Orlando and a little south of Titusville, the Kennedy Space Center occupies a peninsula on the Atlantic coast. Go through the Spacesport USA Visitors Information Center, the place that gives out a lot of information on services. You will be able to watch IMAX film projections on big screens and try simulations of skyrocket launching. A realistic launch experience is guaranteed! From there, follow one of the bus tours, through the Space base. Look at the vessels that travelled through Space, and especially, the legendary engines that went to the Moon.
The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral is the home of the NASA space shuttle launch pad.© 2010 SuperStock
The area occupied by the Center has been used by the government since 1949: it was initially a test site for long range missiles© 2010 SuperStock
The Shuttle Launch Experience is an attraction at the Kennedy Space Center that allows visitors to witness the launch of a space shuttle, which are always pointed east.© 2010 SuperStock
One minute after its launch, the space shuttle has already reached a speed of more than 3,700 mph. In just a few minutes, it enters the earth's orbit.© 2010 SuperStock
To return to earth, the space shuttle carries out a controlled landing not unlike that of an aeroplane, assisted by a parachute system.© 2010 SuperStock