Who Dares Fly with an Astronaut?
Have you ever looked at the stars and realised just how big and significant you are? Do you long to travel the cosmos blowing stuff up? Oh, just me then?
Even if you don’t share my ambitions of becoming Supreme Chancellor, we’ve found the most realistic way for you to fly with an astronaut.
This thrilling adventure in Florida will take you on a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, board the actual Space Shuttle Atlantis and fly a Space Shuttle mission to feel the exhilaration of being launched into space at 17,500 mph, all with a real-life veteran astronaut as your co-pilot.
One small step for man…
Your day as NASA’s newest recruit begins with a tour of Kennedy Space Center before the preflight briefing trains you to be a Space Shuttle crew member. Then it's time to board the Atlantis for a tour and photo with your astro-buddy-guide, who will regale you with his or her finest space stories.
By then you will be ready to take that giant leap for mankind and board the Shuttle Launch Experience - a training simulator which jettisons you through the earth’s atmosphere and into space at FIVE MILES PER SECOND, all without ever leaving the ground!
This fun-packed Kennedy Space Center day also includes a tour of the Apollo/Saturn V Center, panoramic photo ops, a drive past the Vehicle Assembly Building, private lunch and a goodie-bag, all making it ideal for anyone under 85… which (mentioning no names, MUM) should make up for missing out on Space Camp in the 1980s.
- Meet a real-life veteran NASA astronaut
- Explore Kennedy Space Centre, Florida
- Experience the feeling of flying to space on the Shuttle Launch Experience!