Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other | Mission Zone at the Kennedy Space Center
Marvel at the Space Shuttle Atlantis, a unique spacecraft, used for space exploration for thirty years! Find out about the missions of the shuttle, how it’s operated using simulator engines, and much more in this zone.
Duration of Visit: 2 hours
Duration of Visit: 2.5 hours
Location: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, next to the Space Memorial Mirror
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes; Elevators are also available
Restaurants: Orbit Café, Space Dots® Ice Cream
Shopping: Shuttle Express
Shutte: A Ship Like No Other | Attractions
Space Shuttle Atlantis®
Enjoy a close-up of the Space Shuttle Atlantis - a powerful spacecraft responsible for numerous space missions.More About the Space Shuttle Atlantis
Hubble Space Telescope Theater
Learn all about the Hubble Space Telescope, its challenges, successes, and more at this theater.
Astronaut Training Simulators
Get a feel of how astronauts train for space flight using high-tech simulators aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis®
Launch Direction Mike Leinbach takes you through the journey of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. He was in charge of 37 missions including the last flight of the shuttle.
Pay tribute to the astronauts who lost their lives on two important missions - the STS-51L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia.
ISS Triumph of Technology
Step inside the iconic Space Shuttle Atlantis to look at various parts of the machine that transported many astronauts into space.
Shuttle Launch Experience®
Feel the thrill of launching from a space shuttle as you experience all the sensations of blasting off into space!
Get a first-hand look at how buoyancy and friction operate by viewing the 9-ton Kugel Ball with 88 constellations inscribed on it!
Join Us On Orbit
Find out more about all 135 space shuttle missions through a series of interactive touch screens and simulators. Don’t miss out on trying the space walk!
Fiery Ride Home
Get a feel of how astronauts feel when they land as you come down the Space Shuttle Atlantis re-entry slide.
People Made the Difference
Listen to stories from the people who worked on the space shuttle, look at the original prototype, and even get your hands on the wheel of the final shuttle to land.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other Mission Zone
A. The Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other Mission Zone is located to the right of the Space Memorial Mirror.
A. The Space Shuttle Atlantis®, the Shuttle Launch Experience®, the Hubble Space Telescope Theater, and the Astronaut Training Simulators.
A. Yes, your Kennedy Space Center ticket gives you access to Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other.
A. You will need 2.5 hours to view all the attractions at Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other.
A. Yes, you can visit Orbit Cafe and Space Dots® Ice Cream.
A. Yes, restroom facilities are available at the Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other Mission Zone.
A. Yes, Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other is wheelchair accessible.