Launch Control Facility Delta-01 - Tours And Tickets

Park ranger talks to visitors in a cramped room
A park ranger leads a tour in the underground control center.

NPS/Rob Swanson

This tour lasts thirty minutes. The tour begins and ends at the entry gate to the Delta-01 compound. The tour route proceeds with a walk through of the grounds and topside support building before descending in the original elevator 31 feet to enter the underground control center. All tour participants must be able to be physically capable of climbing two 15 foot ladders unassisted in the event of an elevator failure.

Delta-01 Tour Fee & Reservations

All tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility require advanced reservations and an amenity fee. Reservations can be made on-line or by phone at 866-601-5129. Reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to tour date. SAME DAY tours are not available.

Delta-01 Tour Fee
  • $6.00 - Adult age 17 & over
  • $4.00 - Youth ages 6-16
 

Delta-01 Tour Tickets

All tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility require advanced reservations. Reservations can be made on-line or by phone at 866-601-5129.

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Metal ladder and safety cage
Metal ladder and safety cage at Delta-01.

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Safety Requirements For Delta-01 Tours

Visitors who wish to participate in the underground part of the tour must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Be physically capable of climbing two 15 foot ladders unassisted. These ladders are permanently attached to the wall and are very sturdy.
  2. Children must be at least 40” tall, six years of age, and be able to climb the ladder unassisted.
  3. Be comfortable in a small elevator in close proximity to six other adults.
  4. Be comfortable with heights of approximately 35 feet or about 3 stories. The elevator door is an open grate, not a solid door.

The underground control center was not designed to accommodate the general public. It is accessed by an elevator and a ladder. In the event of an elevator failure, visitors that are underground will need to be capable of climbing the ladder for a safe and timely exit. Entering the control center also requires passing through a narrow corridor.

Last updated: June 2, 2017

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