Space shuttle mission STS-129 is scheduled to launch on November 12, 2009. In the following year, there are only 5 space shuttle missions planned to take place. After that, the era of the will be over. Now is the time to make your vacation plans to try and see a shuttle launch in person before the program ends.
The last 5 NASA shuttle flights are scheduled to end in the year 2010. If you dont get to see one of these 5 shuttle launches in 2010, there will never be another opportunity to see one. So try to see a space shuttle, the world’s first reusable spacecraft, launch if you can!
If you plan your shuttle launch viewing vacation with an Orlando vacation, then you will be guaranteed to have some fun even if the shuttle flight is delayed. Shuttle missions are extremely complicated, so shuttle launches dates often change. Fortunately, Orlando theme parks are just an hour away from the best places to view a space shuttle launch so your vacation can include both areas.
Where are the best places to see a shuttle launch? Almost anywhere in Titusville, the closest city to the Kennedy Space Center, is good to see the launch. Titusville even has a place called Space View Park, where people from all over the world congregate to witness space shuttles launching. Many of the locations are free to the public.
You can also see a launch from two places at the Kennedy Space Center- the Visitor Complex or the NASA causeway. To see a launch at KSC, you have to get tickets in advance. The tickets often sell out rapidly and there are no refunds. The NASA causeway is the only public location at KSC with a view of the launch pad because the Visitor Complex area has trees and things blocking the view.
If you take some of your vacation in the Orlando area, you can enjoy visiting the Disney World Resort or Universal Studios. You can experience Discovery Cove and swim with a dolphins or take a behind-the-scenes tour a dolphin nursery in Sea World. The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre brings national performances to the town.
So plan now to visit NASA and Orlando in 2010 on your next vacation. Hopefully, you will be able to view one of the final flights of this amazing spacecraft. There are only a few chances left to see a shuttle launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Your vacation will be filled with memories, whether you see a launch, or just enjoy a fantastic Florida vacation.
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December 14 2009 03:18 am | Vacations