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Celebrate Holidays in Space at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

by Banks Lee

Nasa Wreath

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.

Beginning Nov. 28, 2014, the Visitor Complex will be adorned for the holiday season with an array of decorations including a 41-foot Christmas tree, a giant NASA “meatball” ornament, garlands, lights, ribbons, bows and more.

As the season progresses, so does the fun. From Dec. 2 through Jan. 4, 2015, the Visitor Complex presents the new Holiday Rocket Garden Light Show featuring a choreographed light and music show.

The excitement accelerates Dec. 22 through Dec. 31 when a second element is added to the show: a 3D projection mapping presentation shown on the side of the 223-foot-long Saturn 1B rocket. This presentation, a first at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, features custom animation blended with historic footage of actual launches and awe-inspiring views of Earth from the International Space Station.

From Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, a Holiday Laser Light Spectacular will be added to the festivities, featuring a music and laser light show that will be visible in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. The green rays from the laser show are bright enough for astronauts aboard the International Space Station to see them.

“Many astronauts have told us that they have felt no greater sense of peace and hope for humankind than when looking down on the blue marble of Earth from space,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “Through these truly unique and 3D light and laser shows, we hope to share that incredible feeling with all our guests this holiday season.”

All holiday activities are included with Visitor Complex admission; no advance reservations are required. Light shows begin at dusk each day. The Visitor Complex is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Visit kennedyspacecenter.com for more information.

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