Getting on/off motorcoach; driving approximately 40 miles roundtrip; about 1.5 hours total. Walking dependent on personal preference at the Kennedy Space Center; seating areas to rest throughout facility.
At the hotel each morning, we’ll be provided with vouchers to use in exchange for a delicious buffet breakfast including choices like an egg dish, breakfast meats and potatoes, hot and cold cereals, yogurt, assorted breads and pastries, and fresh fruit, plus milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
After transferring via motorcoach, we’ll start off our exciting adventures with an independent exploration of the Kennedy Space Center. Be sure to check out the Heroes & Legends exhibit, which is an amazing new addition to Kennedy Space Center that celebrates pioneers of NASA's early space programs.
At the Kennedy Space Center, we’ll enjoy a tasty buffet lunch with an astronaut! With a group of fellow space enthusiasts as we eat, an astronaut will offer tales of their experiences in space and working with NASA. There is a different astronaut each time so you never know which one will be joining us, but they are all terrific and very interesting. There will be photo opportunities. Soft drinks and water included.
Our Kennedy Space Center field trip will continue with more self-led exploration. If you have not been yet, a trip to the Apollo/Saturn V Center is in order to explore the exhibits surrounding these two series of missions. Most notably, the giant F1 thruster engines of the Saturn V moon rockets that took the first humans to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s are showcased here along with command modules from Apollo XIV, space suits, and even real lunar samples that you can touch. Also on site to view is the monumental 363-foot rocket, which was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center.
At a local restaurant, we’ll enjoy plated meals with soft drinks and water included; other beverages available for purchase.
You may wish to take the evening to watch a movie with your fellow Road Scholars, use the pool, which will be open until 11:00 p.m., or just relax. Please remember, a grandparent must be with their grandchild at all times.