Florida's Kennedy Space Center saw its first launch of United States human space flight in 1968, since then, it has been considered as a major launch site. No one, at least from the public has ever seen the launch pads, from where space shuttles are launched. However, for the first time in the past five decades, the center has opened the gates for the general public to have a close-look at one of the pads that has served the center.
It has been reported that today the center started off with its ‘KSC Up-Close: Launch Pad Tour’. It has been recovered that the Tour has been specifically launched to mark the anniversary of the center.
Nevertheless, it has been proposed that the tour will almost extend till the end of the year 2012. The general public will be taken to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which is set up in Launch Complex 39. The visitors will be able to have a look at Launch Pad 39-A, from which majority of the space shuttles have been launched, including six Apollo missions.
"Visitors will travel the same route as astronauts to the launch pad", Bill Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, said in a statement.
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