Did you know that the Space Shuttle was the world’s first reusable space vehicle? It flew more than 130 times and carried over 350 people into space travelling more than half a billion miles. Through the years, we have stood with many guests and watched shuttles and rockets and take off over the water in front of our Melbourne Beach Florida bed and breakfast.
On Monday September 17, 2012 at 7:30 a.m., Space Shuttle Endeavour will take its final leave atop a big Boeing 747 from Kennedy Space Center for the last time to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. In celebration of the fly-out of Space Shuttle Endeavor, guests have the opportunity to view Endeavour from the Visitor Complex where they will have a great photo opportunity of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Endeavour flying over the Rocket Garden. Or, if you buy your tickets early, you can take one of the special buses out to the Shuttle Landing Facility for VIP viewing. Don’t worry though, guests heading to KSC from our Melbourne Beach bed and breakfast will be provided with To Go breakfast bags with fruit, yogurt, juice and fresh baked muffins ready bright for the 50 minute drive to the Space Center.
After the morning’s shuttle hoopla is over, there are plenty of other fun things to do at the Visitor Center. You can enjoy a movie in one of two IMAX theaters or be adventurous and find out what it’s really like to be an astronaut with the new Shuttle Launch Experience attraction. When you’ve had your fill of history and space excitement for the day, head back to our romantic Florida getaway where we will be waiting to hear all about your adventure over a cold Florida Lager and a plate of tasty snacks.