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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to host retro ‘Holidays in Space’

by Brittani Tuttle

This year’s Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will welcome guests to the 1960s with a retro-inspired bash.

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Running from Dec. 13-31, guests will get to experience a futuristic 1960s wonderland as they step through an illuminated rocket archway. Retro music and décor will set the tone alongside 10,000 sparkling lights. Music, interactive photo-ops, space trivia, and surprises will keep the party going.

A multimedia short film event experience, “Holidays in Space!,” will take guests on a journey with Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo shuttle and International Space Station crews across NASA’s historic missions from the 60s and into the future starting at 5 p.m. each night.

The 1960s set the stage for space exploration in the United States with the important Apollo 11 and 12 missions,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “This year’s Holidays in Space begins during that era and takes us through NASA’s history and into the future, capturing the excitement of the time. And now, as we embark on a new era of space exploration as a nation, we’re thrilled to celebrate this important time period during our annual holiday event.”

Instagram-worthy photo-ops will be set up throughout the Atlantis Pavilion, ranging from 3D immersive displays to space-themed backrops. After nightfall, the 10,000 lights will create a beautiful photo backdrop.

To learn more about this year’s Holidays in Space, or to book a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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