Your Space Shuttle Ride Awaits
A new ride at the Kennedy Space Center is -- sadly -- the closest most of us will come to experiencing the thrill of a shuttle launch.
- By Irene Klotz
- Air & Space magazine, July 2007
BRC/ Delaware North / NASA Kennedy Space Center
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The ride is housed in a seven-story building, specially designed to project a moving star field for the finale: an orbital view of Italy set against the backdrop of space. “This is the most realistic simulation there is,” said former astronaut Rick Searfoss, who served as a primary consultant for the Shuttle Launch Experience.
“There are better rides,” said visitor Scott Eccarius, a South Dakota eye surgeon. “But this is the real deal. This will be as close as we get in our lifetime.”
Click here to see a promotional video for the Shuttle Launch Experience.