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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-24-2016 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced a new KSC Up-Close Launch Director Tour, featuring former space shuttle launch director Mike Leinbach, beginning July 7, 2016.
Have an up-close and emotional experience with Launch Director Mike Leinbach, who gave the final "go" for the launch of 37 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of Atlantis STS-135.

This special guided tour includes a viewing of Space Shuttle Atlantis and an exclusive bus tour to Launch Complex 39 which includes a stop at the Launch Control Center and the Bubble Room. Learn about the risks and rewards of NASA's Space Shuttle Program from an insider during this unique experience at Kennedy Space Center.

The 2.5 hour tour includes:
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis viewing.
  • Bus tour around Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39, including launch pads 39A and 39B, and the crawler-transporter.
  • Launch Control Center, including Firing Room 4 where the last 21 shuttle missions were launched and the Bubble Room where NASA management assembled during space shuttle launches.
  • Photo opportunity with Mike Leinbach at the launch director's chair.
  • Apollo/Saturn V Center, the home of one of three remaining Saturn V moon rockets and exhibits dedicated to the Apollo program.
The tour is offered for:
  • Adults: $149 per person, plus tax
  • Children (age 3-11): $139 person, plus tax
  • Annual Passholders: $99 plus tax
2016 dates:
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 8
  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 8
  • December 29
Call 866.737.5235 for reservations or more information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

pupnik
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posted 10-15-2016 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pupnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has an expanded tour they are offering once a month now. The Launch Director Tour is led by launch director Mike Leinbach.

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-07-2019 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the Launch Control Center no longer available for public tours, the Launch Director Tour has been retooled and is now available again:
Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis

NASA's Space Shuttle Program is rich with 30 years of innovative technology and advances in space exploration. The Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis with Mike Leinbach gets you up close to this incredible period in NASA's history.

See space shuttle Atlantis with her last launch director, Mike Leinbach, and learn about the risks and rewards of the Space Shuttle Program from an insider. The tour begins with a walking tour along the incredible spacecraft from nose to engines. From there, blast off in the Shuttle Launch Experience®, putting yourself in the seat of an astronaut launching into low-Earth orbit.

Finally, visit Forever Remembered, the memorial honoring the astronauts who lost their lives in space shuttle missions STS-51L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia. Mr. Leinbach will offer a unique insight as he led the Columbia Reconstruction Team after the tragedy.

All guests will receive a digital picture and a signed lithograph of Mr. Leinbach. You will also be able to purchase his book "Bringing Columbia Home" from the retail shop located at the exit of Space Shuttle Atlantis, with the opportunity to have Mr. Leinbach sign your copy of his book.

Price: $65 for adults, in addition to daily admission. Space is limited to 30 participants, so reserve your space early! The tour is offered select dates throughout the year. On each date, tours run twice a day at the following times: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 - 4:30 PM.

lspooz
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posted 05-07-2019 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a GREAT program (I took the tour with my son Nov. 3, 2017) and I'm glad to see it's back for the summer at least - Mr. Mike Leinbach has two days a month scheduled for May, June and July, and gives an insightful tour with a great perspective on the Atlantis as well as KSC and his role in the shuttle missions

His book is very good too (I've read it four times...).

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