'Fly With an Astronaut' Tour Returns to Kennedy Space Center This Month

By Dewayne Bevil
From Orlando Sentinel

Orlando—Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is bringing back its Fly with an Astronaut special-interest tour later this month. The first featured NASA veterans will be Mark Lee and Brian Duffy.

The experience, which runs from 9:15 a.m. to about 2:15 p.m. each day, includes a catered lunch at the visitor complex, where the guest speakers/astronauts talk about their experiences, followed by a Q&A session.

The day includes a guided tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction and a ride on Shuttle Launch Experience with the astronaut. The tour also tacks on a self-guided walk-through of the Apollo/Saturn V center.

Lee will participate in the program on Jan. 13, followed by Duffy on Jan. 14 and 15.

Lee, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew on four shuttle missions on Atlantis, Endeavour and Discovery. Duffy is also graduated from the Air Force Academy and University of Southern California. He also was on four shuttle flights, two as pilot and two as commander.

Each Fly with an Astronaut session is limited to 43 people. Participants receive a pin and autograph card.

Event price is $206 ($181 for ages 3 to 11). Admission to the visitor complex is included with that price.

For more information, go to kennedyspacecenter.com.

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