Showing posts with label Kennedy Space Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kennedy Space Center. Show all posts

May 31, 2019

The Florida Four-Pack at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Launches Floridians into a Galaxy of Space Exploration

Savings of more than $65 through June 27, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL (May 29, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The countdown to savings for Floridians is on at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! From now through June 27, 2019, Florida residents can take advantage of the Florida Four-Pack special, which offers a party of four admission for just $159, a $69 discount.  The offer can be downloaded as a coupon from the website beginning May 29, 2019.

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission approaches, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is finalizing exciting events, experiences and celebrations for this summer. The iconic mission that first brought man to the Moon is one of America’s proudest moments. At the visitor complex, guests can learn about the fascinating stories of grit and determination that led up to this extraordinary accomplishment at the reimagined Apollo/Saturn V Center, view the actual launchpad  from which the historic mission launched while on the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and pay respect to the astronauts who paved the way at Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®  presented by Boeing. Guests can also view the new Apollo First Steps film at the IMAX® Theater, interact with veteran NASA astronauts and much, much more.

The Florida Four-Pack special is available via a downloadable coupon which can be accessed on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website, www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. To qualify for the discount, guests must present the printed coupon and proof of Florida residency at the visitor complex Ticket Plaza. Smartphones, PDFs and/or other soft copies of the coupon will not be accepted. Guests also must provide one of the following: Florida driver’s license, Florida state-issued ID card with a Florida address or a utility bill with a Florida address and corresponding ID. Only the ticket purchaser is required to be a Florida resident. For more information on the Florida Four-Pack offer, call 866-638-5091.

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. This includes the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which features an actual Saturn V Moon rocket, and is currently being upgraded and expanded in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and Moon landing. Also included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, 3D space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, and the Rocket Garden. Add-on experiences available for an additional fee include the new Astronaut Training Experience® Exploring with Lockheed Martin, Cosmic Quest, Dine With An Astronaut and Special Interest Tours. 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 $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $82 + tax for adults and $67 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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May 14, 2019

Rocket Mortgage and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Partner to Honor Apollo 11 Crew


Bronze Memorial to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Lunar Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL (May 14, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex today announced a new partnership to create a one-of-a-kind bronze statue honoring the legendary crewmembers of the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. The statue will depict Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and will be the focal point of the new Moon Tree Garden, which will be located outside of the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

March 26, 2019

The Lunar Module Has “Landed” at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


Enhancements are underway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Lunar Module 9 will be displayed under the Saturn V rocket.

CAPE CANAVERAL (March 25, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Lunar Module 9 (LM-9) has “landed” at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Apollo/Saturn V Center. This summer, guests will be able to get a closer look at LM-9, one of only three remaining Lunar Modules designed for mission use. Previously suspended from the ceiling, the relocation of the module is part of an initiative to reimagine the Apollo/Saturn V Center as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex gears up for the 50th anniversary celebration of Apollo 11.

Originally intended to fly on Apollo 15, LM-9 was replaced with an Extended Lunar Module when the Lunar Rover was added to the mission. In 2017, this American relic was completely refurbished to preserve for generations to come. The careful relocation of the historic artifact took place over several hours to ensure its safety. Visit the following link to view a time-lapse of the move.

March 22, 2019

Delaware North announces new Courtyard by Marriott to open on Florida’s Space Coast

 

Opening in fall 2020, property will be the closest hotel
to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and launch complexes

BUFFALO, N.Y., and TITUSVILLE, Fla. – (March 21, 2019) – Delaware North today announced that it will develop and operate a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel on th former site of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® in Titusville, Fla.
The five-floor, 152-room hotel will include 14 extended and one-bedroom guest suites, a large outdoor pool and a rooftop deck with bar for an elevated evening experience and for viewing the increasingly frequent rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The hotel’s Bistro will serve full breakfast and dinner menus and feature Starbucks® products. The property will also have 800 square feet of meeting space for conferences and special events.

February 15, 2019

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Opportunities for the Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (Demo-1) Launch

Packages include launch parties, commemorative gifts, live commentary and more.

CAPE CANAVERAL (February 15, 2019) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is kicking off a new era of space exploration, offering exclusive viewing packages for the upcoming Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (Demo-1) launch. This mission is significant as it will be the first, uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which will carry men and women into space from American soil for the first time since 2011. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests will have the opportunity to experience the awe and excitement of these historic launches just a few miles from the launch pad – the closest public viewing.

 “This is the first of many enhanced viewing opportunities to come,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “With crewed launches on the horizon, the interest in space continues to grow and we are poised to offer many more bucket-list experiences to our guests.”

The Demo-1 launch is the first uncrewed test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, which is set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center’s famed launchpad 39A, the same launchpad from which Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set course for the moon on Apollo 11 in 1969 nearly 50 years ago. The packages are designed to enhance the overall launch viewing experience.

September 17, 2018

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Floridians a Universe of Savings with the Florida Four-Pack

Savings of more than $65 through November 18, 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL (September 17, 2018) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Starting September 17, 2018, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is once again offering Florida residents a universe of savings with the Florida Four-Pack special. The offer, which can be downloaded as a coupon from the website, can be used to purchase admission for a party of four people for just $159, a savings of more than $65, through November 18, 2018.

Floridians who take advantage of this special offer can also take part in some exciting new experiences at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, including the newly opened Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) sponsored by Lockheed Martin. For an additional price, guests can train like an astronaut using immersive simulation technology that trains them to live and work in the harsh environment of Mars and teaches them what it’s like to visit the Red Planet, using real NASA science to address engineering challenges. Guests can also enjoy the recently renovated Space Shop, which features the Apollo 11 gantry that astronauts walked across.  

June 29, 2018

World’s Largest Space Shop Reopens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


Over 15,000-square-foot store offers space memorabilia, NASA gear and an interactive shopping experience

CAPE CANAVERAL – (June 29, 2018) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in recent months may have noticed an increasing amount of “space dust” by the temporarily closed retail store. The dust has cleared to uncover the new Space Shop at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. At 15,372 square feet, the world’s largest store devoted to space memorabilia and NASA gear has opened its doors once again, revealing new interactive shopping experiences, an historic artifact, and a larger inventory of souvenirs, memorabilia and retail items.

“Our new Space Shop is a shopping experience you can’t get anywhere else in the universe,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “One special feature, the original Apollo-era gantry, allows shoppers to literally walk in the footsteps of NASA astronauts. It’s an interactive shopping destination where our guests can bring a bit of their space experience home.”

April 12, 2018

FLORIDA - FIFTH GRADERS NATIONWIDE TO RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO NASA’S KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX

Explore a Universe of Fun for Free through December 31, 2018

 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (April 11, 2018) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –  Fifth graders nationwide have just landed a free trip to space. For the second consecutive year, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s future of space exploration with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun for FREE!

Current and incoming fifth graders (for fall 2018*) who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult**, will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ticket is available via the following link:https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/tickets#SpecialOffers. The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth- or fifth-grade report card, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through December 31, 2018.

January 26, 2018

FLORIDA - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Access For Launch of the World’s Most Powerful Rocket, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy


Special Packages include launch parties, commemorative gifts, live commentary and more

CAPE CANAVERAL (January 25, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy lifts off from Kennedy Space Center’s famed Pad 39A, the same launchpad from which Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set course for the moon on Apollo 11 in 1969, a new kind of history will be made. In anticipation of the once-in-a-lifetime event, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering guests special viewing opportunities through a selection of packages designed to enhance the experience, all within a few miles from the launchpads. They are as follows: 

January 21, 2018

FLORIDA - U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® to Welcome Dr. Thomas D. Jones and Captain Scott D. Altman

Space Shuttle Astronauts to be Inducted
at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in April 2018 

CAPE CANAVERAL (January 18, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER  Veteran astronauts Dr. Thomas D. Jones and Capt. Scott D. Altman, who have both demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery, have been selected to receive one of the highest honors in their industry. This April, they will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame® to become two of only 95 individuals to ever receive this esteemed honor. The announcement was released in a video from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and made by Curt Brown, board chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which oversees the selection process.

December 22, 2017

FLORIDA - New Astronaut Training Experience Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


Guests Can Train Like an Astronaut Preparing for a Trip to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL – December 21, 2017 – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The race to Mars has already begun, and with the opening of the new Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this February, guests will be the first to “touch down” on the Red Planet.  The all-new Astronaut Training Experience will use immersive simulation technology to transport participants to Mars, train them to live and work in the harshest environment, and teach them what it’s like to travel to the Red Planet, using real NASA science to address engineering challenges.  

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. 

August 17, 2017

FLORIDA - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Host Solar Eclipse Day 2017

Watch the Solar Eclipse in the Rocket Garden
Monday, August 21, 2017

 WHAT: For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible through the United States. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, located in the partial eclipse zone, is commemorating this historic event by hosting a viewing opportunity right at America’s spaceport. On August 21, visitors will be able to sit in the Rocket Garden and watch the moon begin to cover the sun.

Complimentary certified eclipse viewing glasses will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Space experts will be on site to engage with viewers, answer questions and offer commentary throughout the event; and NASA TV will be streaming live content from across the U.S. onto the visitor complex’s jumbotron.

Leading up to the event, our education team will use the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex mobile planetarium to showcase the science behind a solar eclipse, and there will be two new eclipse-themed shows in Science on a Sphere and Eyes on the Universe.

August 12, 2017

FLORIDA - SpaceX is delivering supplies to the International Space Station with a Falcon 9 rocket

What: 
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 14th Dragon spacecraft on the 12th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage will return to landing at Cape Canaveral few minutes after liftoff. Space X has been flying resupply missions since 2012 and is scheduled to conduct a total of 20 missions.

For up to date launch information, download the We Are Go Vacationauts app. Inside, users will find a compass pointing in the direction of the launch, the ability to check-in as a viewer, share their photos and experience with the Vacationauts community and more.

When:
Monday, August 14th 
Launch time: 12:31 p.m.  EST

Where:
Launch Complex-39A
Kennedy Space Center

June 29, 2017

FLORIDA - It’s not a Bird or a Plane – It’s a Mars Rover!

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Kicks Off
the Summer of Mars Experience Tour
Mars Rover Concept Vehicle to make stops in Atlanta, D.C., New Jersey and New York City


CAPE CANAVERAL (June 28, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – A car trip on I-95 this July and August might bring with it more than just the usual sights. Passers-by could be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an extraterrestrial convoy, as a massive Mars rover concept vehicle, commissioned by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, makes it way on a custom-trailer up and down the East Coast for tour stops in select cities. The vehicle will make its first stop in Atlanta for a three-day stay at the Sun Trust Stadium beginning July 14, and will then make its way to Washington, D.C., Jersey City, and New York City, returning to Cape Canaveral in late-August.

A highlight of the Summer of Mars campaign at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Mars rover was designed as a traveling exhibit to inspire the public about space exploration and interplanetary travel. The 5,500-pound, nearly 11-foot tall rover will be on display at the visitor complex through the end of June, at which point it will begin its East Coast tour.

May 11, 2017

FLORIDA - FIFTH GRADERS NATIONWIDE OFFERED FREE ADMISSION TO NASA'S KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX

 "Summer of Mars" Promises Inspiration for the Next Generation of Space Explorers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (May 11, 2017) - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - Calling all future explorers! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA's Journey to Mars for free to fifth graders nationwide this summer, with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun. The offer is part of the Summer of Mars campaign designed to highlight the myriad experiences and activities available to guests that focus on the future of space exploration and Mars missions to inspire the next generation of space explorers at the place where it will launch.

April 28, 2017

FLORIDA - SpaceX’s Falcon 9 NROL-76 to Launch From Kennedy Space Center Sunday

What: 
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. This will be SpaceX’s first launch for the NRO.

To catch a glimpse of this top-secret development in action, viewers don’t have to be in Florida’s Space Coast. Rather, launches are visible from up to hundreds of miles away. With the help of the We Are Go Vacationauts app, Vacationauts can utilize the app’s specialty compass that always points in the direction of the next launch, set their eyes on the stars and watch history take off.

Vacationauts can also use the We Are Go Vacationauts app for up to date launch information, the ability to check-in as a viewer, share their photos and experience with the Vacationauts community and more.

February 26, 2017

REVIEW: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex



I tend to geek out a bit when it comes to NASA and the space program. One of my favorite memories of growing up in Texas is gawking at a visiting Space Shuttle Challenger through the chain link fence at Kelly Air Force Base in 1983. I was so little, and it seemed so huge... larger-than-life! This amazing thing I was gazing at could blast off all the way to the moon - maybe beyond - but right now, it was less than a football field away from me. This whole concept just awed and astounded me at that very young age. Truth be told, it still does! 


January 20, 2017

FLORIDA - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Host Annual NASA Day of Remembrance, January 26, 2017

Ceremony and Wreath Laying to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 1 Tragedy as well as all Fallen Astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL – (January 19, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The Astronauts Memorial Foundation’s annual NASA Day of Remembrance will this year commemorate the 50th  anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy, and will be held on January 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation hall, located in the Center for Space Education Building at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ceremony will also honor the crews of the Challenger and Colombia missions as well as all astronauts who have sacrificed their lives furthering the cause of space exploration and discovery.

A wreath laying ceremony will follow the commemoration onsite, at the Space Mirror Memorial; attendees will be provided with flowers so they can also take part in paying respects to the departed heroes. 

“The Day of Remembrance ceremony recognizes all of the astronauts who so bravely sacrificed their lives in the name of space,” said Thad Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation. “This year, the ceremony will take on additional meaning, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy.”

Tragedy struck the Apollo program on January 27, 1967, when a flash fire occurred in the command module during a launch pad test of the Apollo/Scharlaturn space vehicle. Three astronauts, Lt. Col. Virgil I. Grissom, a veteran of the Mercury and Gemini missions; Lt. Col. Edward H. White, the astronaut who performed the United States’ extravehicular activity during the Gemini program; and Robert B. Chaffee, an astronaut preparing for his first space flight, lost their lives in the accident. The AS-204 mission, which was to be the vehicle’s first piloted flight, was re-designated Apollo 1 in honor of the crew.    

Speakers at the ceremony will include Thad Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation; former Apollo astronaut and retired U.S. Airforce Maj. Gen. Michael Collins; Sheryl Chaffee, daughter of fallen Apollo 1 astronaut Roger Chaffee; John Tribe, Apollo launch team member; Robert Lightfoot, acting administrator, NASA Headquarters and Retired U.S. Marine Corps. Col. and Director of NASA Kennedy Space Center Robert Cabana, who also is a former astronaut. An invocation will be led by retired U.S. Airforce Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke and the DeLaura Middle School Vocal Ensemble will perform the national anthem. Viera High School JROTC will present the colors. The reading of the names of all fallen astronauts will be led by Gen. Charlie Duke, who also is a former astronaut, having served as Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16. The ceremony will be broadcast live on NASA TV.

The 2017 Day of Remembrance also will memorialize the crew of the Challenger. On January 28, 1986, at 73 seconds after liftoff, an explosion claimed the lives of the Challenger crew and the vehicle. The cause was determined to be an O-ring failure in the right solid rocket booster. The crew of space shuttle Columbia will also be remembered during the ceremony.  NASA and the world lost seven brave explorers on February 1, 2003, when the space shuttle Columbia broke apart during reentry over portions of the state of Texas.

The public is invited to attend the Day of Remembrance. For more information, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com.

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization that built and maintains the Space Mirror Memorial. The Space Mirror was dedicated in 1991 to honor all astronauts who lost their lives on missions or during training. It was designated a National Memorial by Congress. In addition to paying tribute to our fallen astronauts, AMF also inspires future generations of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians through its Center for Space Education where students, teachers and mentors experience programs reinforcing the importance of continued space exploration.

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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 the Kennedy Space Center 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. Its newest attraction, Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame opened November 11, 2016. 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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January 18, 2017

FLORIDA - EUGENE CERNAN, LAST MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON, HONORED AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX

Remembrance held in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®

CAPE CANAVERAL (January 18, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – A ceremony was held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this afternoon to honorGemini and Apollo astronaut and naval aviator Captain Eugene Cernan, who passed away on January 16, 2017.

Held at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame inside Heroes & Legends, the ceremony included remarks by Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; space shuttle astronaut Jon McBride; and Robert Cabana, director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and space shuttle astronaut.

"We are saddened of the loss of our American hero, Astronaut Gene Cernan. As the last man to place footsteps on the surface of the moon, he was a truly inspiring icon who challenged the impossible,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “People throughout generations have been and will forever be inspired by his actions, and the underlying message that what we can achieve is limited only by our imaginations.  He will forever be known as ‘The Last Man on the Moon,” and for the extraordinary impact he had on our country and the world."

After being one of 12 astronauts to walk on the moon, Cernan retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy in 1976, but continued to advise NASA as a consultant. As an astronaut, Cernan left an indelible impression on the moon when he scratched his daughter's initials in the lunar surface alongside the footprints he left as the last human to walk on the moon. Guests of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex can learn more about Cernan’s legacy at the new Heroes & Legends exhibit, where his spacewalk outside the actual Gemini IX space capsule is brought to life through holographic imagery.

About Kennedy Space Center
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 the Kennedy Space Center 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. On November 11, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opened Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. 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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