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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/Saturn V Center

Go behind NASA’s gates to the Apollo/Saturn V Center again. Learn more about how you can add this one-of-a-kind attraction to your day with the new transportation reservation process which has been developed with your health and safety in mind.

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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?" 


The second floor of Planet Play at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex includes the planets Mars, Merury and Pluto, along with the Sun.

Explore Planet Play where aspiring astronauts can play on the planets in fully-immersive multiple-story indoor play experience and learn about the solar system. 


Mercury

The smallest planet in our solar system is also the closest to the Sun. What else do you know about our small, rocky neighbor? Test your knowledge in this fun, educational quiz.

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