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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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Visit Us Florida vacations are only complete when you visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Come see Space Shuttle Atlantis - Included in general admission

When: November 18, 2013, 1:28-3:28pm
Where: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Witness the historic launch of MAVEN from either the Apollo/Saturn V Center or from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with the two-hour launch window opening at 1:28 p.m. EST.

Hear about the powerful Atlas V rocket from a United Launch Alliance representative

Discover Humans 2 Mars, an exhibition of displays, exhibits, interactive exhibits and models themed around Humans 2 Mars

Launch viewing from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex or the Apollo/Saturn V Center is included in regular admission and will feature live mission control commentary.

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is part of NASA's Mars Scout program, funded by NASA Headquarters. The mission will explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. Download the MAVEN fact sheet

Scientists will use MAVEN data to determine the role that loss of volatile from the Mars atmosphere to space has played through time, giving insight into the history of Mars' atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability.

The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Learn more about MAVEN.


* Launch date and time are subject to change.