The “Summer of Mars” made its official debut on June 5 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, with an event featuring Scott Kelly, who was the first NASA astronaut to complete a year-long space mission onboard the International Space Station. [Read more…]
Science is making new leaps at Kennedy Space Center, as human-powered energy harvesting is going through trials, thanks to technology created and developed by Georgia Tech Research Institute. [Read more…]
Space fans will have an out-of-this-world opportunity to meet astronaut Mike Massimino during his book signing and presentation at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on January 10, 2017.
Mike Massimino’s presentation will take place in Astronaut Encounter Theater at 2 p.m., followed by a book signing from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the ground floor of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction.
Massimino’s book Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe is an awe-inspiring memoir revealing the hard work, camaraderie and sheer guts involved in the life of an astronaut. Massimino vividly describes what it is like to strap yourself into the space shuttle and blast off into space, or the sensation of walking in space, as he did when he embarked on an emergency repair of the Hubble telescope. Copies are available for purchase in The Space Shop at the visitor complex.
As a mission specialist for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, Mike Massimino also served as CAPCOM at mission control and is a veteran of four spacewalks. He is also the first astronaut to tweet from space! He served on STS-109 Columbia and STS-125 Atlantis, the fourth and fifth respective missions to service Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino is currently the Senior Space Advisor to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and a Columbia University professor.
The event is included with daily admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.Note that Massimino will only sign his book Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe. He will not sign any memorabilia, photos, space related items, or other books authored or not authored by him. Photos will be allowed only while he is signing but he will not pose for pictures or allow anyone behind the table to take a photo.
For more information about Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit kennedyspacecenter.com, and watch this video for a look at the the Cosmic Quest attraction added to KSC last year:
Gemini and Apollo space program astronauts Buzz Aldrin, James Lovell and Thomas Stafford are just a few of the 25 NASA astronauts who will be at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on November 11-12 to attend the grand opening of Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. [Read more…]
Exploring the final frontier just got a little bit more frugal, thanks to the Florida Four-Pack admission discount being offered by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. [Read more…]
A walk on Mars may be in the future for astronauts, but guests won’t have to wait at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. [Read more…]
Guests of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida will soon be greeted with a dramatic sense of arrival when the new Heroes & Legends exhibit, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, opens on Nov. 11. [Read more…]
Imagine making your way to Mars in a simulated capsule or assembling your own launch team from a pool of NASA’s best. These and other adventures are now a reality at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. [Read more…]
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is holding a Day of Remembrance ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to honor the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia. [Read more…]
Looking to start a new holiday tradition? At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the holidays go high-tech with the fourth annual Holidays in Space celebration Dec. 19 through Jan. 3. [Read more…]
In Feb. 2016, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will introduce a new, interactive, live-action game experience called Cosmic Quest. [Read more…]
Guests are invited to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of space shuttle Atlantis’ first launch at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this Saturday. [Read more…]
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has broken ground on a new next-gen attraction designed to touch the hearts and minds of the next generation of space explorers. [Read more…]
An important spacecraft is currently on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, but only for a limited time. [Read more…]
A first-of-its-kind 3D show and a laser and light show will highlight Holidays in Space at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this holiday season. [Read more…]
To celebrate World Space Week 2014, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will take participants on a new scavenger hunt with prizes throughout the state of Florida. [Read more…]
Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will resonate with the sounds of “Symphonic Odyssey” performed by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. on March 22, 2014. [Read more…]
From March 14-16, 2014, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host the first-ever Robot Rocket Rally, a three-day festival celebrating the latest in robotic technology from NASA, industry leaders and universities. [Read more…]
By Kirstin Wright
Recently, I paid a much overdue visit to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, which is only about an hour drive from the Orlando area. The main purpose of this trip was to see the new Atlantis exhibit, which opened this past summer. However, any visit to the KSC is always inspiring. [Read more…]
After a little more than two years, tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) are being halted on Feb. 23 to allow for modifications needed while Kennedy Space Center is changing into a multi-user Spaceport and preparing for the Space Launch System. [Read more…]