Thanks to Ty Rossmellia, an article on my computer caught my eye, “Fly With An Astronaut at Kennedy Space Center”. I’ve been almost everywhere else, why not space?
When I met my son’s father, he was working on the Apollo Space project in St. Louis. He’d been a Flying Tiger during WWII, and knew more about planes than anyone I’d met. We married, and each evening when he returned home from work, I begged for updated information on the project.
The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida offers the experience “…to a limited number of guests.” It “blasted off” July 29 this year, and the next dates are August 5-9.
The experience gives guests a debriefing, then an entry to the Shuttle Launch Experience. You’ll find out what it’s like to launch into space aboard a shuttle travelling 17,500 mph. Take a guided tour with an astronaut, enjoy a catered buffet lunch at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, a panoramic photo stop at the Launch Complex, 39 Observation Gantry, an autographed photo of the guest with an astronaut, and a parting retail gift.
Rates begin at $199 for adults and $174 for children (ages 3-11). Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Annual pass holder rates start at $149.00 per adult and $134 for children 3-11.
When you go remember that you have been where I haven’t, and I am green with envy.