Cocoa Beach been called the quintessential beach town, and with a plethora of opportunities for fun under the sun, it's no wonder! Florida's beautiful Space Coast, its other nickname, is the perfect place to ride a wave, explore the shore, ramble down the 800-foot boardwalk of the Cocoa Beach Pier and check out Ron Jon Surf Shop - just to name a few options! Then it's a countdown to blastoff at the Kennedy Space Center with lunch with an astronaut, and admission to Cosmic Quest, an interactive game experience featuring real NASA missions!
Inspiration comes standard with your admission to the iconic Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The center is organized into Mission Zones where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era, from the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions. Explore the exhibits so you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Celebrate the pioneers of NASA's early space programs, and go behind the gates and get access to historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities on Kennedy Space Center Bus Tours. Learn about the race to the moon, and how what began as a space race between two world superpowers fostered inspiration about perseverance, ingenuity and destiny. Now, witness the size and scale of the Saturn V moon rocket, and feel the emotion of the Apollo era with a captivating collection of experiences. Stand in awe of an American icon at the permanent home of the actual space shuttle Atlantis. Then, strap yourself in for liftoff at the Shuttle Launch ExperienceŽ.
What better way to culminate your exploration of space than by hearing a firsthand account about life in space from a veteran NASA astronaut? Make the most of every moment of your chef-prepared buffet lunch with an astronaut, which includes a personal presentation and an open question and answer session. The following day your NASA dreams will come to life at Cosmic Quest, where you participate in an interactive game experience featuring real NASA missions! As a Cosmic Quest Trainee, you will learn how launch a rocket, redirect an asteroid, build a Martian habitat, and work with Robonaut - a real robot onboard the International Space Station.
Your family trip for four includes:
? 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront in One Guestroom
? All room-related taxes
? Multi-day pass to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
? Lunch with an astronaut
? Cosmic Quest 1-Day Badge
? Free concierge reservation service
Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Blackout dates: Mar 22-31, Apr 18-22, Jun 29-30, Jul 1-5. Lunch with an Astronaut operates on specific days of the week and at specific times. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.