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On this site, you’ll find the most up-to-date information on Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the gateway for more than 1.5 million people annually to discover America’s space exploration program. We are dedicated to assisting the news and travel media with coordinating individual visits, group press trips, story ideas and fact checking.
 
 

07.24.2014

Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” said President John F. Kennedy during his famous speech at Rice University in 1962. Seven years later, on July 16, 1969, three brave astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sat atop a massive Saturn V rocket, waiting to launch for the moon. President Kennedy’s challenge was being fulfilled before the close of the decade.  more >
07.16.2014

Camp Kennedy Space Center Inspires Young Minds Through STEM Activities

“Commander, we are standing by for MECO.” “Roger Flight, preparing for MECO.” “The crew of STS-330 is preparing for MECO.” This may sound like an astronaut communicating with mission control as they prepare for Main Engine Cut Off, or MECO, but it’s actually a group of sixth and seventh-graders completing a simulated mission at Camp Kennedy Space Center, a part of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s education program.  more >
07.14.2014

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches from Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests at the Apollo/Saturn V Center inside Kennedy Space Center experienced the unforgettable sights, sounds and earth-shaking vibrations of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch today at 11:15 a.m. more >
07.02.2014

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates Grand Opening of ‘Great Balls of Fire’ Interactive Exhibit

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex today celebrated the grand opening of the new “Great Balls of Fire” interactive exhibit, which provides guests with an in-depth and hands-on experience as they learn about asteroids, comets and meteorites. As part of the grand opening, former astronaut, Dr. Tom Jones discussed how NASA research allows us to better defend Earth against the impact of asteroids.  more >
06.23.2014

This Summer’s Must-See Top 10 Attractions at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

No trip to Florida is complete without visiting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Guests can relive the epic story of the U.S. space program and spend a full day or more experiencing fun and educational activities. more >
05.14.2014

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Gives Dads An Out-of-This World Space Experience for Father’s Day

Dads can indulge their inner space geek with an out-of-this-world, space-exploration-themed Father’s Day at Kennedy Space Center Visit more >
05.07.2014

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Adds Fun, Science-Based ‘Activity Adventures’ to Daily Offerings

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now offering guests several hands-on, science-based “Activity Adventures” as part of their experience at the Central Florida destination. more >
05.03.2014

Space Shuttle Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®

Space Shuttle astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross, today joined an elite group of American space heroes with their induction into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
 
The ceremony was held in the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Atlantis carried Lucid to Mir for her historic 188 days on the space station in 1996, and five of Ross’s seven flights were on Atlantis, so it’s fitting that they received this great honor underneath the orbiter herself. more >
04.18.2014

Legendary Space Shuttle Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross to be Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® May 3

Space shuttle astronauts Shannon Lucid, the only American woman to serve aboard the Russian Space Station Mir, and Jerry Ross, the first human to complete seven space shuttle missions, will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 during a ceremony held in the Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  more >

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