Meet An Astronaut Each day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visitors get the rare opportunity to meet veteran NASA astronauts. During Astronaut Encounter, commanders, pilots, mission and payload specialists who have lived and worked in space share their experiences during a live presentation and question & answer session. Your Astronaut Encounter involves personally shaking hands and taking a photo with one of the few who have traveled to space. You may also visit the Astronaut of the Day in Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Shuttle Express for his or her autograph.


Please check the Daily Schedule upon arrival for show times and autograph opportunities. You may also visit the Event Calendar to see who is the Astronaut of the Day on the date of your visit.

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  • calendar icon Event Calendar
  • Hours icon Allow 40 Minutes
  • calendar icon See Daily Schedule for show times
  • page detail Astronaut appearance schedule is subject to change
  • page detail Located inside the Universe Theater
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The Titan II rocket for the Gemini program

The Titan II and Me

Guest author Astronaut Tom Jones remembers the first rocket he ever saw, the Titan II. Read how this Gemini-era rocket inspired him to seek a career as an astronaut, and how you can see one of these rockets up close at the visitor complex.

MAY 15, 2018 | BY ALAINA