Space Shuttle Atlantis, Merritt Island

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Experience the next best thing to an actual ascent into orbit at Space Shuttle Atlantis. The high tech simulator is one of the highlights of Kennedy Space Center. Don't forget to check out the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame commemorating the pioneers of NASA's early space programs. The kids as well as grownups will love playing with the Granite Constellations Spinning Sphere. Those with the sweet tooth can finish off the tour with the visit to the Milky Way ice cream place. To visit Space Shuttle Atlantis and other attractions in Merritt Island, use our Merritt Island road trip website.
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  • It is awesome getting so close to an actual space shuttle, you can see the sheer size and complexity of this engineering marvel, for me this was the highlight of the trip to Kennedy Space Centre... 
    It is awesome getting so close to an actual space shuttle, you can see the sheer size and complexity of this engineering marvel, for me this was the highlight of the trip to Kennedy Space Centre...  more »
  • We spent a few hours everyday for 3 days at the Kennedy Space Center because it is my husband's hobby but I have to say this exhibit hall was my favorite. The 2 IMAX films were also good, better... 
    We spent a few hours everyday for 3 days at the Kennedy Space Center because it is my husband's hobby but I have to say this exhibit hall was my favorite. The 2 IMAX films were also good, better...  more »
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  • Great experience at the Kennedy Space Center! This is located at the northeast corner of the Kennedy Space Visitor complex. It is just north of the bus drop-off and east of the outdoor memorial. It is hard to miss since it has the Space shuttle External tank and solid rocket boosters standing outside the front of it. This building has many exciting features for visitors to see. It has an introductory movie experience, a real space shuttle, interactive experiences, a slide for kids, a shuttle simulator, a memorial, and a gift shop. The visuals throughout the building are very well done. The introductory preshow that explains how the shuttle idea started is very well done and explains the challenges that the idea went through to become a reality. It leads to a novel viewing experience that leads out into the large bay where the real shuttle is displayed with bay doors open and robotic arm outstretched. We took the guided tour that was available and Bart did a wonderful job of explaining details about the shuttle program and the shuttle. We chose to pay our respects in the memorial to the Columbia and Challenger Shuttle astronauts that are located on the bottom floor next to the exit. Overall, this is a must-see at the Space Center complex.
  • The exhibit for Space Shuttle Atlantis is really well done. Amazing to see the bay doors open and look inside. The preview video is reallygreat, and the launch simulator is a one if a kind experience. Lots of shuttle themed activities inside and detailed info for the curious types. Displays are well done. Will definitely be returning.

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