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The Kennedy Space Center celebrates the holidays with decor such as the 'ornament' NASA Meatball!

With these insider tips and tricks, learn how to make the most out of your visit during Holidays in Space.


The Mars InSight probe is shown in this artist's rendition operating on the surface of Mars.

NASA’s InSight spacecraft will land on Mars as the first mission to study the interior of the Red Planet and how rocky planets in our solar system formed four billion years ago.

Categories: Special Events, NASA News

The crew members of Expedition 50 celebrated Thanksgiving in 2016 with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables aboard the International Space Station.

Celebrating Thanksgiving is a little different when you are orbiting Earth. Hear the reflections of astronauts, including astronaut Jerry Ross and astronaut John Herrington, on celebrating the Turkey Day in outer space.


The 9 astronaut that have flight assignments for the commercial crew program.

On August 3, 2018, NASA announced the first Commercial Crew Program flight assignments. Learn about these crews and the upcoming launches from America’s multi-user spaceport, Kennedy Space Center.


Launch Viewing at the Apollo / Saturn V Center

The visitor complex sees increased attendance on launch days, and it is a completely new experience for most viewers. Learn insider tips on how to best prepare for a launch day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.