NASA Tours Of Apollo Launch Control Center To Be Offered At Florida's Kennedy Space Center
Posted: 06/12/2012 1:31 pm Updated: 06/12/2012 1:31 pm
Published: 06/12/2012 07:45 AM EDT on SPACE.com
The NASA control center that gave the command to launch rockets to the moon and send space shuttles into orbit will be opened for public tours this week for the first time in more than 30 years.
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida announced that beginning Friday (June 15), a limited number of daily tours will take guests into the spaceport's historic Launch Control Center (LCC). Tour-goers will have the rare opportunity to enter the room where directors and engineers supervised the countdown for all 152 launches of the Apollo moon landing and space shuttle programs.
"This is [a] rare opportunity that NASA has worked with us to provide — access to the Launch Control Center," Bill Moore, chief operating officer of visitor complex, said in a statement. "It might be another 30 years before guests will receive a behind-the-scenes opportunity like this again."
The KSC Up-Close: Launch Control Center (LCC) Tour will run through the end of the year. It costs $25 for adults and $19 for children in addition to the regular admission to the visitor complex.
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