Add Astronaut Training to Your Day
Start your own mission to Mars! All ATX® Training Stages are perfect for guests looking to kick off their space exploration training during their visit without doing the full ATX program. Choose from three and navigate the Martian surface by rover or foot, or experience microgravity simulation only inside the Astronaut Training Experience Center® at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Time: Allow 30 minute each
Price: $30 per person* (plus tax) in addition to daily admission
Choose from these Training Stages:
Train for weightlessness and conduct your own spacewalk in the Microgravity Simulator. You and your crew will work together in order to successfully complete a series of training challenges needed to set you on a path to Mars, all while in a frictionless environment. All trainees must be at least 48 inches/1.22 meters tall.
START YOUR SPACEWALK
Land and Drive on Mars
Navigate the Martian surface! This full-motion simulator will place you in the Commander or Pilot seats where you hone your skills and drive over the rough Martian terrain. With varying degrees of motion intensity, everyone can drive on Mars. All trainees must be at least 51 inches/1.3 meters tall.
Walk on Mars
Time to step onto the Red Planet. Walk on Mars through immersive virtual reality with the help of your crew. Nowhere else on Earth can you explore Mars quite like this. All trainees must be at least 48 inches/1.22 meters tall.
STEP ONTO MARS
Due to limited capacities and enhanced sanitization practices, availability is limited to a first come, first served basis. We highly recommend you pre-book your Training Stage before you arrive.
Requirements for All ATX Training Stages:
- *All ATX Training Stages are for individuals and groups ages 10 and older. Trainees that are ages 10 - 17 will require a paying, participating adult.
- Program is presented in English both verbally and in text.
- Maximum weight for all simulators is 275 pounds/127 kilograms.
- Closed toed shoes are required.
Interested in the full ATX program? Learn more.
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.
Land and Drive on Mars 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.
- AVAILABLE AS AN ADD-ON ENHANCEMENT
- DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION
- ALLOW 30 MINUTES EACH
- SEE ABOVE FOR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
- LOCATED INSIDE THE ASTRONAUT TRAINING EXPERIENCE CENTER
- MUST TRANSFER