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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Veteran astronauts Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Pamela A. Melroy and Scott Kelly, will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on November 13, 2021.


Utensils and bags of food on tray. Photograph taken at Johnson Space Center’s Food Tasting lab.

Living and working in a microgravity environment requires culinary ingenuity and creativity. Meal time on the International Space Station is not as simple as some might think.

Categories: Astronauts, NASA History

space suits

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.