Good thing is that you don’t need to travel all the way to Florida. Just use Google Maps’ Street View function.
In 2012, Google has added NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to Google Maps platform as a Street View image gallery in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historical space centre two years ago. Thanks to the collaboration between Google and the space organisation, space enthusiast are now able to experience a tour inside the space centre from the Space Shuttle launch pad to the engine room – all through Internet.
There are 6,000 panoramic views of the Kennedy Space Center released in Street View and it is Google’s largest special collection of Street View Imagery to date.
The collaborative efforts of the project allows a person to explore unprecedented views of the Kennedy Space Center. There are 10 different places in the space centre to be visited where users are able virtually look around from wherever they may be.
A crew of five Google Street View staff collected data and imagery at the space centre for a week back in early 2012. They used a variety of cameras and tools to collect the 360-degree views of the historical landmark.
It is definitely a nice gesture of Google in taking efforts to preserve the memory of the Kennedy Space Center as it continues to transition from a Space Shuttle Program-specific facility and infrastructure to a modern multi-purpose launch complex.
Check out some examples below:
Top of launch pad 39A
The Atlantis Space Shuttle