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    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 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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  • When:
    May 31, 3 - 4 pm
    Where:
    The Space Shop
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Meet Astronaut Hall of Fame® inductee, Rhea Seddon, during a book signing opportunity in the Space Shop.

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  • When:
    June 3 - 8
    Meet astronaut Jerry Ross, the first human launched into space seven times! Ross is also being inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in May 2014. Astronaut Encounters are scheduled twice a day or guests may choose to the upgraded Lunch With An Astronaut. 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. >> Learn More