Launch Complex 39 is one of the main attractions at Kennedy Space Center. It’s now known as the historic Launch Complex of Apollo 11 in 1969.
The first visitor program at Kennedy Space Center consisted in a drive-through tour along the formerly known Cape Kennedy and US Space Program, on Sunday afternoons.
Along with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station stands out in Cape Canaveral. Both facilities are connected by bridges and overpasses.
Cape Canaveral was chosen as the main site for US Space Center in the mid-1940s. But it was until 1958 that NASA began operations there.
The Vehicle Assembly Building, finished in 1966, measures 525 feet tall by 716 feet long and 518 feet wide. It remains as one of the largest buildings in the world.
Kennedy Space Center was named after president Kennedy, who declared that the United States would take an astronaut on the Moon and bring back to Earth before the end of the decade.
The Kennedy Space Center is an immense complex that spans over 34 miles long and 6 miles wide, covering 219 square miles.
On November 14th 1969 lightning struck on the Apollo 12 just after launching and on August 25th 2006 lightning struck as they prepared the Atlantis. There were no negative consequences for either mission and they were both successful.
The distance between Orlando and the Kennedy Space Center is 50 miles, approximately 50 minutes by car.