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New Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex bus tour brings guests to restricted and historic areas of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Guests at the Delaware North-operated Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have another opportunity to get closer to space and history with the new Cape Canaveral Rise to Space tour. cape-canaveral-rise-to-space-lighthouse-7580635

The recently launched Cape Canaveral Rise to Space tour offers guests the opportunity to access restricted and historic areas of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

During this brand-new Special Interest Tour, a space expert will lead guests to historic launch sites, the Sands Space History Center, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and Hangar C.

“We are excited to expand our tour offerings and bring guests even closer to history with Cape Canaveral’s Rise to Space tour,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer for Delaware North at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

“This new tour is perfect for space history enthusiasts looking to learn more about America’s early space program,” Protze continued. “Guests will view Launch Pad 34, which is dedicated to the memory of the Apollo 1 crew, and have the opportunity to learn more about the historic Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, in addition to viewing information and displays about each Launch Complex. And, for the first time, Hangar C will be open to the public, featuring historic artifacts for a once in a lifetime experience.”

A space expert guide will also be on hand to answer questions as guests tour Hangar C, the first permanent and oldest surviving structure at the Cape, built and used for missile assembly. Inside Hangar C, guests will view artifacts like Atlas, America’s first intercontinental ballistic missile; the only known Firebird missile still in existence; and early space artifacts like Gemini and Apollo “boiler plates” that were used during simulations for training.

For more information on the tour, click here.