KSC's ‘Then and Now' tour suspended following increased threat level

KSC's ‘Then and Now' tour suspended following increased threat level

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A popular tour on the Space Coast has been suspended, Channel 9 learned.

The "Then and Now" tour took guests from Kennedy Space Center to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The suspension was in response to increased threat level at military bases.

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The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex would take about 50 guests by bus over to Cape Canaveral.

Jerry Mulberry worked at Kennedy Space Center for three decades and is now the owner of Space Shirts in Titusville. He said the suspension of some tours might be inconvenient, but thinks it is necessary.

“It’s a national asset that we’re dealing with on the Space Coast, with the Air Force and NASA,” Mulberry said.

Nationally, the threat level has been raised for all military facilities.

Recent reports explained how intelligence analyst said the Islamic State group could carry out attacks in the United States.

“Due to Air Force requirements, we’re no longer able to hold the Cape Canaveral Then and Now tour that goes into Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,” said Andrea Farmer, a representative for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Farmer said the center would never be able to confirm any direct threats or speak about security measures.

There’s no set date on when the tours will return.

Officials said visitors allowed to enter the base should expect delays at all access points.