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Andrea Farmer, 321-449-4318, afarmer@dncinc.com
Jillian McRae, 321-449-4273, jmcrae@dncinc.com
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03.23.2010

The Place for Space: Camp Kennedy Space Center


Spring Session Starts March 29
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (March 23, 2010) – Tomorrow’s astronauts will experience the ultimate space adventure this spring during Camp Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In its thirteenth year, Camp KSC takes campers through the history of America’s space program from the early days of the Mercury program to today’s space shuttle launches and the future of the space program.
 
New this year is Science On a Sphere®, a global display taking campers on a journey around the world and throughout the solar system via dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans and planets. Campers will also experience the powerful story of the Hubble Space Telescope, floating beside the space-walking astronauts, in the new Hubble 3D IMAX® film. Hubble 3D offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy, and highlights its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.
 
Campers will also discover the sights, sounds and sensations of a space shuttle launch on the Shuttle Launch Experience. This simulation offers a fun-filled opportunity to experience what only just over 300 space shuttle astronauts have – to get vertical and launch into Earth’s orbit. Camp activities include training on realistic motion-based space simulators and performing a simulated space shuttle mission aboard a full-scale replica of an orbiter and simulated mission control. Former NASA astronauts will be on hand to share the impact the space program has on everyday life.
 
Specially trained educators lead the five-day program. Camp KSC is designed for children grades 2 through 9. Camp KSC runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick-up hours available. Weekly summer camps begin June 14 and run through August 13 at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®
 
Tuition is $295 per child per session with discounts available for multi-child households and Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base personnel. Included with the program, campers receive a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Annual Pass, lunches and afternoon snacks, Official Camp KSC t-shirt, Camp KSC graduation ceremony and certificate of completion.
 
Camp KSC is based at theU.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, located at the intersection of US 1 and SR 405 in Titusville. For more information and registration details, call 321-449-4400 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
 
Camp KSC is accredited through the American Camp Association, making it the only camp in Brevard County to earn the esteemed certification. To become accredited, camp programs must comply with up to 300 industry-established standards and offer a solid foundation of health, safety and program quality.
 
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. The Visitor Complex is open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. Admission includes the Shuttle Launch Experience, Kennedy Space Center Tour, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, all exhibits, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft, simulator rides and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia. Admission is $38 + tax for adults and $28 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 321-449-4444 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
 
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