The way heroes are defined in the 21st Century is a focus of the new Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®attraction, scheduled to open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on November 11, 2016. In a never-done-before initiative designed to more fully engage the visitor in their experience, the public is being asked to submit a video about a hero that has inspired them. Select video submissions will be featured alongside NASA’s most famous astronauts and celebrity ambassadors.
During the morning ceremony, a ten-foot long silhouette of an X-15 rocket plane was raised to the top of the building. The X-15, which was manufactured by a legacy Boeing company, North American Aviation, flew for nearly a decade, achieving hypersonic speeds and exploring the upper edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.
In a ceremony today The Boeing Company was announced as the title sponsor of the new attraction. Pictured L-R: Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; John Elbon, vice president & general manager of Space Exploration, The Boeing Company; Robert Cabana, director, John F. Kennedy Space Center.
Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, today announced The Boeing Company as the title sponsor of the upcoming attraction Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®. The news marks the first time in more than 50 years that the visitor complex has entered into an agreement with a corporate sponsor.
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