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Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« on: 05/12/2017 08:30 PM »
There might be a thread on this somewhere, but by search fu failed me. 

If you had only one day with the family (teenagers) and could do only one tour, would you pick the LCC tour, or the KSC Explore Tour?  I've done the LCC tour, and thought it was awesome.  Have not done the Explore tour, which I assume is similar or the same as the old "Up-Close" tour. 

Which you do you?

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Re: Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« Reply #1 on: 05/12/2017 08:49 PM »
I would just take the regular tour.  The visitor center has a lot to look at and needs time to be properly explored.  If you have more time, take the Cape Canaveral Tour.

I used to go once  month, whether I needed to or not, but as I get older, I find I don't have the time.

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Re: Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« Reply #2 on: 05/12/2017 10:25 PM »
Maybe not best place to ask - but what kind of tours, if any, do SpaceX and Blue Origin offer?
And which sites would they be at - even if it's only a future possibility.

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Re: Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« Reply #3 on: 05/12/2017 11:54 PM »
I don't know of any tour that SpaceX offers in Cape Canaveral.  The USAF Space Museum has a small off-base exhibit you can go to which is right next to a Space X facility.  Once, they had their returned Dragon capsule there.

There are some other space-related museums near KSC that are worth a shot:

http://spacewalkoffame.org/

https://myfloridahistory.org/brevardmuseum has some exhibits

http://www.easternflorida.edu/community-resources/planetarium/


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Re: Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« Reply #4 on: 05/13/2017 12:11 AM »
Do the best one you can afford - it's all worth it. Getting to see the launchpads including 34 was - for me - the highlight. Some people don't care about rusty, broken down old launch sites, but I was in nirvana seeing them. The Saturn V visitors center is top notch, too.
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Re: Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« Reply #5 on: 05/13/2017 01:18 AM »
Its teenagers who may not have the sense of history that you have and tours of older sites can be lost.  However the Shuttle and Saturn V are hard to miss.  The sense of magnitude in size and moon exploration had the most impact on my teenage nephews during spring break.  They then went to LEGOLAND and compared the accuracy of what they saw at KSC to the tour.

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Re: Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« Reply #6 on: 08/24/2017 03:32 PM »
Any update on this advice, now that LC40 is getting closer to online? I went on the Explore Tour back in Feb 2016 and enjoyed seeing LC39A up close when it was still under construction. I assume they keep their distance from LC39A now---do they go near to LC40 to compensate?  We're hoping to see the Minotaur launch from LC46 tomorrow night; I can't remember if the tour goes anywhere near there.  I know my son enjoyed the Saturn V center, but I can't remember if you can visit there if you don't take a bus tour.  Can anyone help jog my memory?

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Re: Which KSC Tour would you pick?
« Reply #7 on: 08/24/2017 03:42 PM »
The Standard tour takes you to the Saturn V Center and you drive around some other places.  There used to be stops as the Space Shuttle Viewing Area and the ISS preparation building (whatever it was called).   There were plans to have another exhibit at the Shuttle Viewing Area, but I have not been on the tour in a long tie.

There are special tours that take you by many of the historical/current launch pads, although I don't think they go close to 40, they do go by the old Mercury, Titan, and current Atlas and Delta pads.


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