To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, as well as the return of human space travel to the Space Coast, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is adding a universe of new changes and enhancements in 2019.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now offering Florida Residents savings with the return of the Florida Four-Pack discount. [Read more…]
WonderWorks, the science-focused indoor amusement park is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being on International Drive this year on March 2. [Read more…]
Kids can suit up and report for space training at the Orlando Science Center starting this Saturday, when the new Astronaut traveling exhibit opens to the public.
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:
Witness the newest astronauts get inducted to the U.S Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Astronauts Curt Brown, Eileen Collins and Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D will be joined by more than 30 legendary astronauts and space icons welcoming them to the Hall of Fame. [Read more…]
To mark the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Project Mercury, which made history by sending an American into orbit for the first time, the Kennedy Space Center is holding a celebration entitled “Celebrating 50 Years of Americans in Orbit”. It will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 starting at 9 a.m. with festivities taking place all day.
Disney Parks and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today celebrated Buzz Lightyear’s cosmic achievement as the longest tenured crew member in space with a ticker-tape parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. Some of Buzz’s new friends, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin and International Space Station Expedition 18 astronaut Michael Fincke, attended.
After living his dream of space travel, Buzz Lightyear returned to Earth aboard Space Shuttle Discovery STS-128 on Sept. 11, following more than 15 months of dedicated service onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The 12-inch-tall action star flew to space as part of an education initiative between Disney Parks and NASA to encourage students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Millions of people held their breath while a single man stepped onto the moon’s surface – a journey that began just a short distance from where the Apollo/Saturn V Center stands today. Here at Kennedy Space Center, in a spacious facility featuring a real Saturn V rocket, the Apollo program returns spectacularly to life. The center is a tribute to the Apollo astronauts and the machines that got them there – and brought them home safely.
Join the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on July 16, 2009, in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of mankind’s famous first steps on the moon. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11; Charlie Duke, Apollo 16; Al Worden, Apollo 15; Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14; and Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7, will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, and mark the opening of a new exhibit at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the Apollo Treasures Gallery.
The new Apollo Treasures Gallery showcases treasures from the Apollo moon missions, including Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard’s space suit along with a rare collection of space suits and other gear used by the Apollo moonwalkers to explore the lunar surface. Also on display is Apollo 16 astronaut John Young’s cuff check list with instructions on how to deploy the American flag on the moon and Apollo 13’s space suit repair kit and service module rescue book.
Also that day, Buzz Aldrin will sign copies of his new book, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home From the Moon, at the main Visitor Complex from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The new book recounts his harrowing journey to the moon – and the longer, more arduous road he had to travel once back on Earth.
At 2 p.m. in the Rocket Garden you’ll also be able to enjoy one of the world’s largest MoonPies. The MoonPie is 40 inches in diameter, six inches tall and weighs 55 pounds – a total of six pounds of chocolate and 14 pounds of marshmallow.
All events are included with your Visitor Complex admission. You must arrive by 10 a.m. to be processed through security and transported via bus to the Apollo event site.