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This summer, you don’t have to be a space lover, to enjoy Kennedy Space Center, the only spot in the United States from which humans have been hurled into space. The various hands-on exhibits, IMAX movies, and absolute amount of the shuttles will surely impress the most passive fan.Kennedy Space Center Summer Highlights!
At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, you can touch a moon rock, see the moon dust on Alan Shepard’s lunar suit, and stand in awe beneath a 36-story restored Saturn V moon rocket. There’s also the Shuttle Launch Experience®, 3D IMAX® space films, Exploration Space®: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. Prepare to be amazed!
One of the things to see is the Shuttle Launch Simulator, where prospective astronauts are strapped into a cockpit and given a high-fidelity ride, which creates the notion of an actual lift-off. Another is the Rocket Garden, which is an remarkable collection of engine replicas, full-size Titan rockets, spacecraft and scale models, and the 363 ft (110 m) Apollo Saturn 1B rocket.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex delivers the epic story of the U.S. space program – from the first day through the present day. This gateway to a working space center takes visitors on a journey that’s entertaining and educational, interactive and inspirational. Here you’ll find thousands of exciting things to explore. Stand nose to nose with the real Space Shuttle Atlantis. Meet a veteran astronaut in real life at the Astronaut Encounter. You may even be able to witness an actual rocket launch in person.
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Kennedy Space Center has been busy lately! The Space Shuttle Atlantis is unwrapped! The crews at Kennedy Space Center started unwrapping the 80 ton, 122 foot long Space Shuttle Orbiter this week and are preparing for the $100 million exhibit to be open June 29th.
The shuttle had been wrapped up since being moved November 2, 2013, to avoid any damage to it while the construction for its new home was underway. The 90,000-square-foot resting place will provide visitors a unique vantage point to study the massive shuttle while learning about the 30 year space program.
Atlantis’s new home is a six-story facility that is located in the Shuttle Plaza next to the existing Shuttle Launch Experience. At the entrance to the Atlantis exhibit, guests walk underneath a full-size replica space shuttle external tank flanked by two solid rocket boosters.
This new facility is designed by PGAV Destinations; an architect headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., and is being built by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Orlando, Florida. The outer layer of the building includes orange and gold “wings,” representing the space shuttle’s reentry to Earth.
Atlantis has been on 33 missions, and has more than a few scrapes and dents, but KSC workers are excited for the chance to inspect, and clean her up so she will be in good shape to impress the crowds that Kennedy Space Center are hoping to draw.
The enormous shuttle will eventually be suspended 30 feet in mid air at a 45 degree angle so that the visual exploration will be outstanding. They are faced with a final challenge when they attempt to open the payload doors that are only meant to be opened in micro-gravity.
The OTC Genius gives this a 5 STAR RATING, because Atlantis has been past the stars, and now has finally come home for good!
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Decide to do something different this year with an out of this world adventure to Kennedy Space Center! Celebrate the spirit of the season at Holiday’s in Space-Kennedy Space Center 2018, from Dec. 14-30, go where the holidays go high-tech, with a first-of-its-kind 3D show projected onto the side of a rocket, a laser and light spectacular, and of course, space-themed holiday décor.Holiday’s in Space-Kennedy Space Center 2018
Holiday Rocket Garden Light Show | December 14- January 4 From December 14 – January 4, enjoy the all-new Holiday Rocket Garden Light Show featuring a choreographed light and music program.
Rocket Garden Light Projection Show | December 22 – 30 The excitement accelerates December 22 – 30 when a second element is added to the show: a 3D projection mapping shown on the side of the 223-foot-long Saturn 1B rocket. Also called spatial augmented reality, this technology is used to project images onto irregularly shaped objects, such as bridges, buildings, and now, a rocket!
This remarkable presentation, a first at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, features custom animation blended with historic footage of actual launches and awe-inspiring views of Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). Join us for a colorful walk through NASA history, from our first launches to the moon, through the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and the assembly of the ISS, and onto the surface of Mars, thanks to actual images captured by NASA’s Curiosity and Opportunity robotic exploration rovers.
Holiday Laser Light Spectacular | December 26 – 31 From December 26 – 31, we’ll add yet another show to the mix: the new Holiday Laser Light Spectacular, featuring an incredible music and laser light show that will be visible in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. The green rays from the laser show can be picked up by the high-definition cameras aboard the ISS.
All holiday activities are included with Visitor Complex admission; no advance reservations are required. Light shows begin at dusk each day. The Visitor Complex is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day, December 25. Buy your Kennedy Space Center Tickets at Orlando Ticket Connection and save!!