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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: July 20
Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space Shuttle Atlantis℠
Astronaut Encounter Theater
Apollo 11 Lunar Landing 45th Anniversary

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 2014, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Guests visiting the Visitor Complex on this historic day receive a collectible pin commemorating this memorable event. 

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended the ladder of their lunar lander and become the first humans to step onto the surface of the moon. This anniversary of landing on the moon celebrates one of the greatest achievements of the modern age. 

Apollo 45th Anniversary Schedule

Throughout the day guests can explore the Apollo/Saturn V Center, a highlight of the daily bus tour to Kennedy Space Center, the world's leading active spaceflight facility. At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, view actual moon dust on Alan Shepard's lunar suit, touch a moon rock and feel the space race come alive while standing under the largest rocket ever flown, the mighty Saturn V.  

1 - 2 pm: Be part of a Meet and Greet/photo opportunity with Apollo 11 capsule communicator (CAPCOM) and space shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II in Space Shuttle Atlantisâ„  by the Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit. 

4 pm: Relive the Apollo 11 moon landing during a special commemorative video presentation at the Astronaut Encounter Theater. Hear firsthand what it was like for veteran NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II to communicate with the Apollo 11 crew as they made their iconic step in history. Additionally, astronaut Jack Lousma relates his experiences with the Apollo program. Be part of history at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 45 years later at this special presentation which is set to coincide with the exact time of the moon landing at 4:17 pm EDT. 

The event is included with daily admission to the Visitor Complex.

Enjoy Actual Footage of Mankind's First Steps on the Moon


Listen as CAPCOM Bruce McCandless II communicates with NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.