On July 1, 1962, the Launch Operations Center in Florida officially became operational. The name was later changed to John F. Kennedy Space Center in honor of the president and his vision of Americans visiting the Moon. This video looks back at the many launches and space exploration highlights that occurred at KSC, so enjoy this look back from where many journeys to space began. If you are going to be near KSC during the US’s 4th of July holiday, NASA is hosting some special events in commemoration of the 50th anniversary. The KSC Visitor Complex is offering rare behind-the-scenes tours for its 50th anniversary year, including one taking visitors inside the massive, 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building, where the Apollo rockets and space shuttles were assembled.
You can find out more info about the events at the KSC Visitor’s Center website