Highlighting the Mercury and Gemini space programs, this facility features artifacts from the first manned space flights and houses the original Mercury mission control consoles.
The pioneering spirit of America’s early space explorers makes a stirring first impression. Groups from 30 to 300 will draw inspiration from both the setting and the accomplishments it celebrates.
Where else on Earth can you visit with someone who has eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner in orbit? Hear an inspiring presentation, enjoy a meal and question a veteran NASA astronaut who has “been there, done that.”
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Where to get any question answered about the Visitor Complex. Here guests can also rent audio guides, wheelchairs and strollers.
Imagination has always fueled the space program and nowhere is that imagination more evident than inside the Children’s Play Dome. Here “junior astronauts” let their imaginations soar in this space-themed, one-of-a-kind playground.
Enjoy the Astronaut Encounter and hear firsthand about space travel from veteran astronauts.
Intergalactic egg-chasing comes to life. Take the journey by passing through a vortex on the way to a strange space universe. Experience The Danger Zone, Cold Cuts Tile Puzzle, Create Your Own Angry Bird, Eggsteroids Slingshot and Red Planet Laser Challenge.
Trailblazers for the human experiment, robotic probes talk about their interplanetary exploits.
KSCVC buses depart continuously from the bus boarding area to shuttle your guests to our two tour destinations.
Get live launch updates and the latest news from NASA.
From Apollo program artifacts, pins and patches to official NASA souvenir merchandise and collectibles, The Space Shop offers enticing toys, autographed books, shirts, hats, and jackets.
Immerse yourself in the future of space exploration! Exploration Space®: Explorers Wanted combines live theater, interactive experiences and large-scale multimedia presentations to educate and inspire the next generation of space explorers.
For a special treat, dine at Orbit Café where the menu features items the whole family will love.
Visitors can try pushing this one-of-a-kind nine ton granite sphere as it floats on water.
The 4,000-square-foot shop in the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction features a wide array of shuttle and space-related merchandise displayed amid artwork by children and teens depicting their visions for the future of space flight.
Space Shuttle Atlantis℠ features state-of-the-art multimedia presentations and more than 60 interactive exhibits and high-tech simulators that bring to life the complex systems and components behind this incredible feat of engineering.
It’s 3... 2... 1... launch as guests take their own exciting journey of the Space Shuttle’s rush to Earth’s orbit. On Shuttle Launch Experience®, visitors strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a real Space Shuttle launch.
The touching Astronaut Memorial honors the men and women who have given their lives for space exploration. The names of NASA’s fallen astronauts are emblazoned on the monument’s black granite surface as if to be projected into the heavens.