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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:
    August 31 - September 3
    Where:
    Astronaut Encounter Theater
    Debus Conference Facility
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Astronaut Clayton Anderson is a veteran of two space flights, STS-117 Atlantis, in 2007 and STS-131 Discovery, in 2010. He has logged 167 days in space, including five months living aboard the International Space Station. During his time in space, he conducted 38 hours and 28 minutes of extravehicular activities during six spacewalks.

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  • When:
    September 4 - 7
    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 a veteran NASA astronaut during this exclusive program.

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  • When:
    September 4 - 7
    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:
    September 11 - 16
    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:
    September 17 - 18
    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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