Three-day Event Celebrates Leading-Edge Robotic Technology
Hi-def B-roll download available here: Robot Rocket Rally Video
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Will be available by 4:30 p.m. EST
For assistance with video files of the event after 5 p.m.,
please call Pete Spiller at 407-683-0045

WHAT:           The first ever Robot Rocket Rally at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a three-day festival celebrating the latest in robotic technology from NASA, industry leaders and universities. Robot Rocket Rally, March 14-16, allows visitors to explore the fascinating world of robots with examples of NASA-developed robots, discover how robotic technology is lending more than just a helping hand to benefit mankind, meet working robots, hear from robotics experts and even operate a robot.
The event also features the first public viewing and demonstration of the completed Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid robot developed by NASA to assist astronauts in zero gravity. The torso model, similar to R2 at the International Space Station (ISS), is accompanied by an engineering model of R2’s legs, an exact replica of the actual legs launching to the ISS on CRS3, SpaceX’s third resupply mission.
Robot Rocket Rally also celebrates the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with exhibitors ranging from middle school robotics clubs to veteran NASA scientists and engineers.
WHEN:           Robot Rocket Rally
                        March 14-16
                        9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:         Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
                        Cape Canaveral, Florida
Twitter: @ExploreSpaceKsc
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Angry Birds Space Encounter, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.


Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Email: afarmer@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 321-449-4318
Nancy Glasgow, 407-375-2433, nancy@bitner.com
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