Apollo 8 and The Firing Room


During your visit to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a stop at Apollo 8 and the Firing Room is necessary. This is a place where you can get the real feeling of a rocket launching. 

This is the place where beyond 150 Apollo missions, along with Space Shuttle Missions, were successfully launched. 

This place contained the most impressive and largest collection of Apollo/Saturn Firing Room Panel. 

So, during your visit to Apollo 8 and the Firing Room, you will get to see the real consoles with your own eyes. Hence, this place is heaven for those who love space-related things.

When you step into the place, the tourists or visitors can watch a detailed and beautiful presentation that amazingly describes the events of 1968. 

This whole presentation mainly sets the context for Apollo 8. So, you can relive the moment of the launch of the very first-crewed NASA mission to the Moon in the year 1968. 

During the presentation, you will witness that the panels will light up. Then, the sound system and TV monitors will follow the countdown For Apollo 8 and then liftoff. 

You will surely be thrilled to see and feel the amazing Saturn V moon rocket lift off from its launch pad and goes into space.

If you somehow get the opportunity to go behind the scenes, then you can see that there are nine rows of consoles present in the Apollo Firing Room. 

You should know that all the types of equipment that you are going to see in the Apollo Firing Room are authentic. 

Among them, one panel was there, which was collected actually from the Apollo-era Firing Room 1. 

They will allow you in this Apollo Firing Room only for 20 minutes. 

So, visiting this place is a must when you are at Kennedy Space Center to see the incredible presentation of rocket launches.

Attraction details

Visitors will be able to explore this attraction with their admission ticket.

This attraction is accessible only through Kennedy Space Center bus tours. 

You will get to see the Apollo 8 rocket and the firing room for 20 minutes.

Featured Image: NASA.gov

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