Within a few days, NASA will be opening up its Launch Control Center (LCC) to the public. Yes, it’s the same place where 152 different launches were supervised – from the Apollo missions to the space shuttle program. To celebrate the Kennedy Space Center’s 50th anniversary NASA has made this special arrangement for the citizens.
On the 50th anniversary celebration for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Launch Control Center (LCC) will be opened for public on June 15 till the end of 2012. Be noted, no ordinary public has had access to the LCC after the late 1970s. This is the first time in the history, where any people will have the authority to enter at the LCC. The visitors will be able to see the ‘firing room’ from where the missions were monitored, the “bubble room” which is surrounded by windows and form where the management at the center kept an eye on the rockets as they launched and of course, people will have a look at the countdown clock as well. The visitors will also will be taken to the shuttle launch pads.
The tour is, however, not free. Adults have to pay $25 and kids have to pay $19 in order to have a tour of LCC. As the offer is for limited time, it’s better to have a look inside the LCC. What do you say guys? And don’t forget to share your experience with us, if you visit the LCC.
Source : SPACE