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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.


GPS, a NASA Spinoff

Many products we use every day on Earth stemmed from NASA’s research in space. From memory foam to GPS, NASA spinoffs are a part of our daily lives.


NASA 60th Anniversary Celebration logo

On October 1, 2018, NASA celebrates 60 years of space exploration. In honor of this milestone, we’re sharing a few of NASA’s top achievements over the years. 


Camp KSC students discovering the Mars Base 1 botany lab.

One of the most immersive activities offered at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is spending time living and working on Mars as an astronaut trainee in our visionary Mars Base 1. This summer, we transported more than 1,000 guests to Mars in our Pegasus-class crew module aboard the Mars Transfer Vehicle, Concordia. Learn about their missions in the Botany Lab.


The Titan II rocket for the Gemini program

Astronaut Tom Jones remembers the first rocket he ever saw, the Titan II. Read how this Gemini-era rocket inspired him to seek a career as an astronaut, and how you can see one of these rockets up close at the visitor complex.