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Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville

Orlando, FL
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Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville, Orlando FL

Description

Beside the Police Hall of Fame in Titusville is the Astronaut Hall of Fame, which is an isolated part of the Kennedy Space Center. You can purchase tickets just for the museum or you can get a visit to it included in your ticket to the Kennedy Space Center. If you do the latter, you won't have time or energy to see it on the same day as the Kennedy Space Center, but you can come back within seven days to see the Astronaut Hall of Fame, so if you are in Titusville long enough to do that, that's a good option. Both the Kennedy Space Center and the Astronaut Hall of Fame are beautifully presented. Everything is attractive and glittery and very exciting for kids!
The highlight for my kids was the second last section of the museum where you can play simulator games. You can practise landing a space shuttle on the runway. There is also a G-force simulator but we skipped that one after our experience on Mission to Mars at Epcot Center! But everyone who came out of the simulator looked elated.
There are excellent exhibits on space travel, what astronauts wear, the accidents and tragedies that have happened, and the history of space travel presented alongside other significant events in history. One of my favorites was an exhibit on the dusty surface of the moon. It showed what the dust looked like with an astronaut's shoe print in the dust, and gave quotes on what the astronauts had said about the messiness of the dust that got everywhere once they returned to the shuttle. There was a beautiful exhibit with images projected onto a large rotating ball, showing what planets look like. For example, Mars has a canyon that is huge compared to the grand canyon. It is peaceful to sit in this area on the padded benches and let your mind contemplate the fascinating galaxy around us.
There is a nice gift shop with sticker story books and other souvenirs that didn't seem as expensive as those in the Kennedy Space Center gift shop.

Next door to this museum is the interesting but too gory Police Hall of Fame and Museum

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Exterior of Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Exterior of Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Kids enjoying the exhibits.
Kids enjoying the exhibits.
Lunar buggy!
Lunar buggy!
The G-Force Simulator and the brave people in line.
The G-Force Simulator and the brave people in line.
The museum is attractive.
The museum is attractive.
Exhibit about the dust on the moon!
Exhibit about the dust on the moon!

Directions

United States Astronaut Hall of Fame is located at 6225 Vectorspace Blvd, Titusville FL 32780, call (321) 269-6100.
Open daily 12-6.
Cost is $20 for adults and $16 for children aged 3-11. But you can also visit once for free with your Kennedy Space Center tickets (within seven days of purchase).
Exit Highway 95 at Highway 407 and head toward the ocean. After 2 miles the Astronaut Hall of Fame is on your right. There is a space shuttle outside it so it's easy to see. Turn into the driveway (Vectorspace Blvd) and there is plenty of free parking.

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Visitor Ratings

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Last Updated Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:34:27 GMT