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Sample local art, fare at Kennedy Space Center’s ‘Taste of Space’ event

by Brittani Tuttle

A new event called “Taste of Space” is coming to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which will introduce guests to rarely-seen artwork from NASA’s archives, along with space-themed short films, and signature bites from local food trucks.

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Taste of Space will be held on Oct. 19-20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on both days. The event will feature local food trucks, selections from NASA’s art collection, interactive art stations, real-time art creation by artist Derek Gores and the Mars Short Film Festival with four award-winning films.

“The marriage of art and science is something we don’t often have the chance to exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, so we’re excited to offer the Taste of Space event to our visitors,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “As always, we are hopeful that these opportunities will inspire the next generation of space explorers.”

The food trucks and beverage options will be located behind the Orbit Cafe near the Atlantis Pavilion. VIP Leaded tickets will include two (2) Space Bucks for food items, and two (2) alcoholic beverage tickets for $45. VIP Unleaded Tickets will include two (2) Space Bucks for food items for just $35. All VIPs will get access to a reserved seating area with a beverage station including complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, and will get a Taste of Space pin. Space Bucks can also be purchased separately for $7 per food item.

Available with regular daily admission, NASA’s Artwork Archives will be on display in Space Shuttle Atlantis, and will include works from Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz and more. Six art cases throughout the building will be filled with 20 space-themed pieces. Interactive art stations will include activities like creating a paper rocket, tin foil hats, and ornament painting.

For more information about Taste of Space, or to purchase tickets, visit KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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