Be a part of the next generation of space explorers that prepare for human’s deep space travel in the all-new Astronaut Training Experience® Center, the newest attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Astronaut Training Experience (ATX), along with the companion program Mars Base 1, will bring you as close to training, living and working on the Red Planet as possible without ever leaving Earth.


All-New Astronaut Training Experience (ATX)

In the all-new Astronaut Training Experience®, train like the next generation of space explorers who will travel to Mars. Practice your docking skills, navigate the unique Mars terrain and experience the sensation of performing a spacewalk in a microgravity environment. Using exciting and immersive simulation technology, you and your team will work together to solve real-world problems using authentic NASA science.


Times: 5 hour program, beginning at 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

Trainees: Individuals or groups, ages 10 and older

Price: $175 (plus tax)


2018 Public Dates


  • Saturday, February 10
  • Sunday, February 11
  • Wednesday, February 14
  • Saturday, February 17
  • Sunday, February 18
  • Saturday, February 24
  • Sunday, February 25
  • Wednesday, February 28



  • Saturday, March 3
  • Sunday, March 4
  • Wednesday, March 7
  • Saturday, March 10
  • Sunday, March 11
  • Saturday, March 17
  • Sunday, March 18
  • Saturday, March 24
  • Sunday, March 25
  • Saturday, March 31



  • Sunday, April 1
  • Sunday, April 8
  • Sunday, April 15
  • Wednesday, April 18
  • Saturday, April 21
  • Sunday, April 22
  • Saturday, April 28
  • Sunday, April 29 


*If you are looking to reserve ATX before February 10, please visit the original Astronaut Training Experience.




Admission to the Astronaut Training Experience does not include daily admission to the visitor complex, but daily admission is not required to participate. Add admission to visit on your second day and have the complete Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience!

Trainee groups larger than 10 must reserve their spot by calling 1.855.433.4210 from 8 AM to 6 PM EST. If you do not see a date that fits your schedule, inquire about a private experience for your group. Full payment is due at the time of booking.

Be on the lookout for Training Stages of ATX, shorter experiences, available as an add-on enhancement to daily admission.



Safety and Restrictions:

All Astronaut Training Experience Simulators: For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.  Expectant mothers should not participate.

Lander/Rover Simulator: Those who have had recent surgery or injury should not ride.  Participants must be at least 51” tall.

Walk on Mars Virtual Reality: If you experience seizures, loss of awareness, eye strain, altered vision or other visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, or any symptom related to motion sickness, you should not participate.  Guests who have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities should not participate.

Spacewalk Training: Participants must be at least 48 inches/1.22 meters tall. Max weight 275 pounds/127 kilograms.


Attraction Details
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  • Hours icon Allow 5 Hours
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