Space Shuttle Atlantis, Merritt Island

Science Museum · Museum
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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  • This is a great exhibit and worth giving it extra time including the simulators. There is a lot of interactive displays in this area and a wealth of great information.  more »
  • The Space Shuttle Atlantis might be one of the underrated exhibits at the Kennedy Space Center. This huge building that houses the shuttle has a bevy of exhibits for children and adults alike from a.....  more »
  • Growing up seeing the shuttles launch it was a great joy to see this spacecraft up close again. It really brought me back. My family thoroughly enjoyed learning about the space shuttle program as...  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic world class exhibit. The introductory film and build up to the final reveal was superb. Really enjoyed our visit there and it was great to be able to ask questions directly to some of the extremely knowledgeable staff who had worked on the shuttle programme.
  • I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this so much. This specific exhibit was amazing though. It wasn't at all crowded either, which was great. Possibly due to me going on a Monday morning. I reccomend this place to everyone, you will come away loving space again.
  • The sheer amount of history presented, and in the professional and beautiful way it is displayed, all with the honor and reverence they deserve, was awesome. My family, including my youngest (8 yr old) learned so much. For us, it was a reminder of the sacrifice of so many that, to this day, lives on in our memories and in our hearts. Highly recommended.
  • Amazing story told by amazing people! This is a must see for any Florida visitor and resident. We went to the Orbit Cafe and were very pleased with the quality and price of the food. KSC never disappoints!!!
  • Phenomenal. Hands down. This is the most amazing way to experience and learn about the shuttle program. The views are breathtaking, and the people here are incredibly knowledgeable on the subject. If you have a question, someone's got an answer. The simulator was really awesome too, it does full 3d movement, they lay you down on your back just like in a launch. Very fun experience.

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