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September 20, 2017

FLORIDA - All New Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Feature Acclaimed Performing Artists Fighting Gravity

Holidays in Space Event to take place December 20, 2017 through December 31, 2017*


CAPE CANAVERAL – September 20, 2017 – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –  This holiday season, the term “lift-off” will take on a whole new meaning at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For the first time ever, the internationally acclaimed performance groupFighting Gravity will put on a nightly show** during the visitor complex’s annual Holidays in Space celebration. The group will awe crowds with the illusions they perform that seem to defy the laws of physics.

Fighting Gravity’s black-light illusion dance performances gained notoriety in 2009, as third-place finalists on the popular NBC TV show, “America’s Got Talent.” Since then the group, which originated as a fundraising idea started by students at Virginia Tech, has been featured on stages around the world, with acts such as Will.I.am and Jennifer Lopez. 



Fighting Gravity performances spark the imagination and inspire wonder, which is what we hope our guests experience with a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “It’s the perfect way to light up the holiday season at the visitor complex. We are always challenging ourselves to find new ways to create memorable experiences and this innovative entertainment will bring our holiday offerings to a whole new level.”

With their unique blend of mysterious illusions and electrifying dances, Fighting Gravity will dazzle guests nightly from December 20, 2017 through December 31, 2017, with the exception of December 25. The performances are included with admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  
Guests can also take advantage of space-themed holiday shopping at gift shops throughout the visitor complex, and enjoy seasonal treats at many convenient eateries. In addition, the visitor complex will also be adorned for the holidays with a stunning array of decorations, including a 35-foot-tall holiday mosaic tree, illuminated shooting stars and the NASA insignia “dressed up” for the season.

For more information or to book a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, click here.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including its newest attraction, Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, which opened November 11, 2016. Other highlights include the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and many other exhibits. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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 *With the exception of December 25, 2017
**Fighting Gravity replaces the projection mapping show that has been featured in previous years during Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.