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Andrea Farmer, 321-449-4318, afarmer@dncinc.com
Jillian McRae, 321-449-4273, jmcrae@dncinc.com
Brittany Englert, 321-449-4311, benglert@dncinc.com
03.07.2011
Spring Session starts March 28
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (March 1, 2011) – 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 fourteenth 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.

This year, campers will step into the center of space travel and become part of the future of exciting possibilities at Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted. The interactive exhibit introduces campers to new destinations for space travel and inspires future space pioneers to embark on new missions and embrace the challenges of future space exploration. Campers will get a first-hand look at what it takes to be a part of the future through presentations that emphasize that space exploration is not just about the hardware, but about the people behind the technology that make it all possible.

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. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to work in teams to investigate space travel in the new millennium and design space exploration vehicles and habitats

As part of this inspiring week of fun, campers will 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. Campers will also experience the powerful story of the Hubble Space Telescope, floating beside the space-walking astronauts, in the 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.

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. Spring Camp KSC begins March 28 and ends April 1.

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 the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, located at the intersection of US 1 and SR 405 in Titusville. For more information and registration details, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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 Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, all exhibits, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia. Parking, wheelchairs, strollers and pet kennels are free of charge. Admission is $41 + tax for adults and $31 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander's Club Annual Pass is $53 + tax for adults and $43 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
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