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At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, history comes to life through incredible, rare and authentic space artifacts throughout our attractions. Check out what our fellow history enthusiasts should explore during their next visit.


Apollo 15 crew

Learn about the first Lunar Roving Vehicle, first deep space spacewalk, and the other firsts of the Apollo 15 mission that launched from Kennedy Space Center 50 years ago.


An early morning scene at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39, with the space shuttle Columbia in position on Pad A at right. Launch for the STS-1 mission is set for April 10th with astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen aboard.

America returned to flight following the completion of the Apollo era missions, with the first launch of the Space Shuttle Program 40 years ago. The program pushed the boundaries of discovery and supported human spaceflight for 30 years.


Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell describes his journey in answering the question "What is consciousness?".

Edgar Mitchell's experiences on the Apollo 14 mission began his search and interest in the question "What is consciousness?" 


Back dropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon is the International Space Station (ISS) as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation.

This November, humankind will celebrate the 20th anniversary of humans living continuously in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Learn more about the ISS and human life in space by reading the answers to the 20 most frequently asked questions about the ISS.