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LC39 Observation Gantry

Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Magnetic Island, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The observation gantry is currently closed. The bus tour takes you past the observation Gantry on the way to 39A and 39B launch pads.

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Abertridwr, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just to be close to where history was made and brave men flew was inspiring, to see the moon in the sky on a sunny afternon was he icing on the cake - Perfick

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

the views to the gantry were amazing and this is the closest you can get to the launch site where the space shuttles used to take off

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North West England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

You get a good view but fork out for the tour, much better and you get much closer too. Good place to stop for a refresher though.

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Milford, Delaware
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Where the Apollo program launched most and most of the shuttles, 39A is not going to be used anymore unless a private contractor wants it. 39B looks totally different because contractors plan to use it for future flights. I got the closest I have ever been to 39A, Rich in history!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Inc in the tour this is a great stop to see the launch pads the shuttle went from.take a telescope or binoculars for best view of new atlas facility.lifts available for those who do not fancy the high climb in the heat.

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Metro Atlanta
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Gantry allows you, from the top level, to see both the KSC launch pads and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pads. Is there a lot here, well yes and no. There is a small museum with some videos and models, there are some rocket engines, and there is a small gift shop and food cart but the... More

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UT
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wish I could have seen a launch, but it was fascinating to stand where so much history occurred. From the observation decks, you get a 360 degree view of all the distant launch platforms.

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Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Great views of the rocket complex and launch area - experience history firsthand. Like that you can stay as little or as long as you like and catch a bus back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This area was very impressive as there was a Saturn rocket engine on display. I was amazed to see how small these engines are. You would think they would require a huge engine. But not so.

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