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.
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.
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