Kennedy Space Center Ends Tours In One Building

Kennedy Space Center

Public tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building will end Feb. 11, officials of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced Tuesday.

The attraction’s VAB Up-Close Tour began in late 2011. The structure, touted as one of the largest buildings in the world, had been off-limits since 1978. The VAB, identifiable by the gigantic American flag and NASA logo on its side, is where space vehicles, including the fleet of space shuttles, were assembled for launch.

The tours are being halted because the building will be undergoing modifications for the space center to become a multiuser Spaceport and in preparation for the Space Launch System.

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