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Chat With an Astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center | Complete Guide

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About Chat with an Astronaut

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The Chat with an Astronaut experience at Kennedy Space Center offers a unique opportunity to learn about space exploration directly from an astronaut! During this captivating encounter, you get to engage in a live conversation with a real astronaut, gaining invaluable insights into the world of space travel. These astronauts share their first-hand experiences, recounting the challenges and wonders of life in space, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the rigorous training that prepares them for their missions.

Make your visit to Kennedy Space Center even more memorable by opting for the Chat with an Astronaut experience.

Your Chat with an Astronaut Tickets Explained

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  • Enjoy access to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and explore over 30 attractions.
  • Get a chance to learn more about space travel directly from an astronaut through an interactive experience.
  • Your Chat with an Astronaut experience includes breakfast or snacks and a souvenir photo, which you can get signed by the astronaut.
  • Choose between 1/2-day passes based on your preference.

Discounted Tickets: Children between 3-11 years enjoy discounted rates.

Cancelation Policy: These tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled.

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Your Experience Deconstructed

Your adventure kicks off with a brief orientation, where you will learn about the astronaut you're about to meet, their space missions, and important safety guidelines. Then, you will be led to a dedicated meeting area where you will have the opportunity to meet an astronaut.

During the encounter, the astronaut will share their extraordinary journey, starting with their path to becoming an astronaut and the rigorous training they underwent. They dive into the thrilling experiences of liftoff, spacewalks, and daily life aboard spacecraft. The conversation is highly interactive and you get to ask any questions you have about space exploration and the life of an astronaut. Many of these encounters involve visual aids like photographs, videos, or even actual space mission artifacts, making the experience that much more exciting! 

Towards the end of the meeting, you can get a signed portrait of the astronaut to take home with you! Your experience doesn’t end here, you still have the rest of the day to explore the many attractions inside Kennedy Space Center.

Plan Your Visit

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Visitor Tips

  • Each experience comes with limited spots, so be sure to book your tickets in advance.
  • Get to the conference hall at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time for a hassle-free experience.
  • This is a rare opportunity to engage in direct conversation with someone who has been to space, so make the most of it by prepping your questions in advance.
  • Check the schedule in advance to see who you will encounter and read up about their missions before the meeting. This way you can ask them specific questions about their experience. 
  • Before the chat, familiarize yourself with basic space terminology and recent developments in space exploration. This will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the astronaut's responses and allow you to engage in more meaningful discussions.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Chat with an Astronaut Experience

What is the Chat with an Astronaut experience?

The Chat with an Astronaut experience is a unique opportunity at Kennedy Space Center that allows you to engage in a live conversation with a real astronaut, either in person or via video link, to learn about their experiences in space.

How do I book tickets for Chat with an Astronaut?

You can book your Chat with an Astronaut tickets online.

How much do Chat with an Astronaut tickets cost?

Chat with an Astronaut tickets are priced at $133.75 for adults and $107 for children.

Do my tickets include access to other Kennedy Space Center attractions?

Yes, your tickets include access to all the attractions inside the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Is the Chat with an Astronaut experience wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Kennedy Space Center is completely accessible by wheelchair, including the Chat with an Astronaut experience.

How long is the Chat with an Astronaut experience?

The experience lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

Who are the astronauts that are part of the Chat with an Astronaut experience?

To check the list of astronauts who are part of this experience, check the events and schedules page.

What kind of questions can I ask the astronauts?

You can ask the astronauts any questions you have about space exploration and their life and experience as an astronaut.

Can I take pictures with the astronauts?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to take photos with the astronaut after the chat, which you can get signed!

Is the Chat with an Astronaut experience suitable for all ages?

Yes, the experience is suitable for space enthusiasts of all ages!

What if the astronaut is in space during my visit?

If the astronaut is currently on the International Space Station (ISS), the chat will be conducted via a live video link. This is a common occurrence and adds to the uniqueness of the experience.