As we were doing research for an upcoming trip to Cocoa Beach, we found this site which has a 3 hour tour plus a stip to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. This tour has only been in effect about a year, and I wish it was publisized more as it was fascinating. To learn that there is so much more to our space program than Nasa was amazing.
You are taken to almost all of the launch pads, past and present. There is even a memorial to the Apollo 1 Astronauts that perished on the exact spot where it happened.
Our tour guide, Jim was awesome as everything was explained in detail plus the fact that there is only 1 paid employee and over 100 volunteers to run this not for profit museum.
The lighthouse is fantastic for all lighthouse lovers, but you can only climb 5 floors due to such small steps leading up and as the volunteer told us, it would take 2 hours to resue someone if necesarry.
The trilling part was due to a delay, the very next morning at 4:07 was a scheduled rocket launch.Yep.. got up at 3 am and drove to watch the launch. Amazing.
Will do this tour again next time we are in Cocoa Beach
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