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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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  • NASA Rocket Launches

    Find out what rocket launches are taking place at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Launch date, time and viewing opportunities are subject to change.

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  • When:
    May 22 - 23
    Where:
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

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  • When:
    May 23 - 25
    Where:
    Shuttle Launch Experience
    Kennedy Space Center
    Apollo/Saturn V Center
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Take a guided tour of Apollo/Saturn V Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with veteran, NASA astronaut Tom Jones during this exclusive program.

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  • When:
    May 24 - 29
    Where:
    Astronaut Encounter Theater
    Debus Conference Facility
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

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  • When:
    May 30 - June 2
    Where:
    Astronaut Encounter Theater
    Debus Conference Facility
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Meet veteran NASA astronaut Jon McBride, pilot of STS-41G Challenger flight. Get up close with McBride during several daily opportunities. Hear what it's like to launch out of Earth's atmosphere into zero gravity orbit at presentations and interactive Q&A sessions.

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  • When:
    May 30, 2 - 4:30 pm
    Where:
    Space Shuttle Atlantisâ„ 
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    You’re invited to be a part of one of the largest gatherings of American astronauts each year – the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® Induction – on Saturday, May 30 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. This year, four space shuttle astronauts will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a public ceremony inside the Visitor Complex’s Space Shuttle AtlantisSM  attraction.

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