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Your Kissimmee vacation is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center . NASA's launch headquarters – the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an Astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch—is just a stone's throw away from the heart of Kissimmee.

The John F. Kennedy Space Center is America 's gateway to the universe and NASA's launch headquarters. It is a working government facility where over 10,000 men and women daily push the limits of scientific knowledge. A daytrip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the sky isn't the limit would be a wonderful launch pad for a wonderful journey.

Not only is the Kennedy Space Center a great place to launch your vacation, it's also a remarkable place for visitors to explore and make their own discoveries. Celebrating the past, present and future of mankind's accomplishments, Kennedy Space Center is part of any great Florida vacation.

As the busiest launch and landing facility in the whole of America , the Kennedy Space Center lets you witness the entire process, from the extensive preparation work, to an earth-shaking launch, to a breathtaking landing. There are currently three orbiters in the NASA Space Shuttle fleet - Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour.

Kennedy Space Center has been a host to countless communication and surveillance satellite launches. These unmanned launches aboard Atlas, Delta and Titan rockets are a monthly occurrence. In the summer of 2003, NASA again made a giant leap for mankind by launching a rover to the planet Mars.

Within every building and around every corner at Kennedy Space Center , there is a story to tell about the days of early space exploration. The Mercury Program saw the selection of America 's first Astronauts, as well as the first manned spacecraft to orbit Earth. During Project Gemini, Astronauts walked and worked in space. And the legendary Apollo Program eventually put 12 Americans on the moon. Currently, Space Shuttles are transporting pieces of the International Space Station to be assembled 200 miles above earth.

Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon. And Jim Lovell, the legendary captain of Astronaut Apollo 13. At the Astronaut Hall of Fame, vistors can delve into the lives of these great explorers, and many others. These are but a few people who have walked through the halls of NASA and into the pages of history.

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