Payload Blog
The fun learning doesn't stop! Many exhibits and attractions are available during the government shutdown, include the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit and Dine with an Astronaut.

Throughout the government shutdown, you can still plan on a full day experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Here are six unique activities you can enjoy to make your trip unforgettable.


The prime crew of the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission stands beside the gondola in Building 29 after training. Astronauts left to right are William Anders, James Lovell and Frank Borman.

The crew of Apollo 8 was the first to see the other side of the Moon. Learn more about this iconic mission for the 50th anniversary of its launch from Kennedy Space Center.


President Eisenhower and the SCORE satellite atop the Atlas rocket from which Eisenhower played his prerecorded Christmas message.

United States President Dwight Eisenhower sent well wishes to the world during the first broadcast in space 60 years ago.


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is opening many new and exciting offerings, including a new entrance and ticket plaza, an all new Dine With an Astronaut, and new Bus Tour videos!

It has been a busy year for the visitor complex with a universe of new exhibits, interactive experiences and even some new photo opportunities. Plus, we have a new entrance! Learn all that is new and what is coming soon.


New parking plaza at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Drive underneath our recreation of NASA’s crawler-transporter at our new entrance and parking plaza!