Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

 

Holidays in Space event returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor ComplexCelebrate the holidays in a retro-60s celebration at this year’s event. Instagram-ready photo moments will be set up throughout the Atlantis Pavilion ranging from 3-D immersive displays to space-themed backdrops.

Holidays in Space is included with admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Announces Special Veterans Day 2019 Offer .. @ExploreSpaceKSC #VeteransDay

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will unveil a new statue

As a thank you to all the nation’s service men and women this Veterans Day, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced will offer complimentary admission to members of the military – veterans, active-duty, retired and reserve – from November 9 – 11, 2019.

Many of the most famous NASA astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn served in the military, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex wishes to honor their legacy with this offer.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Partners with Rocket Mortgage to Honor Apollo 11 Crew @ExploreSpaceKSC

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will unveil a new statue

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans have announced a new partnership to create a one-of-a-kind bronze statue honoring the historic spaceflight.

The seven-foot-tall bronze statue, set upon a four-foot-tall concrete base, will depict Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

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Lockheed Martin Becomes Title Sponsor of the Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has officially announced Lockheed Martin as the title sponsor for the new Astronaut Training Experience

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has officially announced Lockheed Martin as the title sponsor for the new Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX).

The occasion was marked with fanfare and celebrations as representatives from Lockheed Martin pressed a ceremonial “launch” button to signify the official beginning of the relationship with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman Inducted into U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at Kennedy Space Center  @ExploreSpaceKSC

Saturday, April 21, in a ceremony set beneath space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, two veteran astronauts, Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman, were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Saturday, April 21, in a ceremony set beneath space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, two veteran astronauts were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®.

Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman, who have each demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery, brought the total number of astronauts in this prestigious society to 97.

Both Dr. Jones and Captain Altman have had illustrious careers centered around their love of space and science:

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Access For SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Feb 6

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Access For Launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is set to lift off from famed Pad 39A on February 6, and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering guests special viewing opportunities through a selection of packages.

They are as follows:

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Out and About: NASA Fallen Astronauts are Honored in Annual Ceremony at Kennedy Space Center

NASA Fallen Astronauts are Honored in Annual Ceremony at Kennedy Space Center - photo by Kirk Garreans for CitySurfing Orlando

Each year the Astronauts Memorial Foundation holds a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center to remember the astronauts who gave their lives while serving to further the NASA mission of space exploration. It is generally held on the last Thursday of January, since many of the tragedies occurred around this time of year.

This year, the annual Day of Remembrance was held at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation building at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC), as well as at the Space Mirror Memorial.

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Out and About: The New Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The New Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) has long been known as the gateway to outer space for those seeking to get a close up view of our nation’s space program. Between housing space artifacts and memorabilia, to actual spacecraft like the orbiter Atlantis, as well as hosting viewings of launches from the historic pads, they have always been on the cutting edge of space related tourism.

With the introduction of the all new Astronaut Training Experience (ATX), KSCVC will continue the tradition of offering hands-on interactive exhibits, but with a twist – you actually get to experience training for simulated space missions!

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Holidays in Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Starting Dec 21, 2016

Holidays In Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s annual high-tech holiday celebration, Holidays In Space, returns for its fifth year from December 21-January 1, 2017.

The centerpiece of the nightly event is a “Spirit of Exploration” show projected against the side of a Saturn 1B. Reimagined for 2016, it takes guests on a journey through NASA’s history and plans for the future.

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Out and About: Holidays In Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Friday, I had the chance to attend a mixed media/passholder preview of the 2015 edition of “Holidays in Space” at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and I have to say it’s a lovely addition to all the other incredible things to see at the complex.

Holidays In Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - NASA ornament

Your first taste of the holiday theming is the giant NASA logo that has been tranformed into a giant ornament. Peace on Earth, indeed.

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Holidays In Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Dec 19 through Jan 3, 2016

Returning for its fourth year, “Holidays in Space” offers visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex a unique hi-tech way to celebrate the holidays, along with the history of space exploration.

Holidays In Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Highlights of the celebration include the very cool “Spirit of Exploration” show, a one-of-a-kind presentation of space and holiday imagery shown on the side of the 223-foot-long Saturn 1B rocket, accompanied by mood lighting in the Rocket Garden.

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Heroes and Legends Attraction Breaks Ground at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has broken ground on a new attraction called Heroes and Legends, which will include the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Heroes and Legends Attraction to Open at Kennedy Space Center

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 29, on the eve of this year’s 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductions, and featured many hall of fame members.

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Kennedy Space Center to Induct Four Space Shuttle Astronauts into 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame May 30

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, four space shuttle astronauts will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame during a public ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction.

United States Astronaut Hall of Fame 2015 inductees

This year marks the historic 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, which was conceived in the 1980s by the six remaining Mercury astronauts as a place where space explorers could be remembered. Past Hall of Fame inductees include Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle astronauts.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Invites Guests to ‘Fly With An Astronaut’ Feb 15-16

Fly With An Astronaut at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

This weekend, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will offer a special, limited-time, limited-capacity program called Fly With An Astronaut, on February 15 and 16 only.

Fly With An Astronaut allows guests to spend a half day experiencing the highlights of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, including a ‘flight’ on Shuttle Launch Experience, with a veteran NASA space shuttle astronaut and pilot.

Limited to just 43 guests each day, the program includes admission to the Visitor Complex as well as a morning of tours and activities guided by astronaut Jon McBride. McBride served as the pilot of STS-41G aboard space shuttle Challenger, and he will join guests on the Shuttle Launch Experience.

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Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch from Kennedy Space Center on January 6, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9

[Ed. Note: we learned after this went to press that KSC has changed the date of the launch to January 6, 2015. So you still have time to make plans.]

Get a “front row seat” to view the Dec. 19 SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on December 19, at 1:20pm.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 will carry the Dragon capsule to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). This is the fifth resupply mission by SpaceX for NASA, bringing food and supplies, including new science experiments and technology research, to the crew aboard the ISS.

Launch viewing is available at the LC-39 Observation Gantry, located within the secured areas of Kennedy Space Center and just over three miles away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where the Falcon 9 will launch from Space Launch Complex 40.

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