40th Anniversary of the first American Woman in Space


All summer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Sally Ride's first spaceflight, which made her the first American woman in space in 1983. During the Celebration of Women in Space, we honor the achievements of these pioneering women who have shattered barriers and opened doors for future generations.

Join us for exciting and unique opportunities to engage directly with these trailblazers. This commemorative celebration serves as a powerful reminder of the limitless potential and indomitable spirit of women, inspiring future generations to aspire to reach for the stars.

Upcoming Events

Galactic Block Party and End of Summer Celebration

From August 4 through 6, guests are invited to join Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in celebrating the end of summer with a galactic block party during the last weekend of the summer-long Callie & RT's Mission to the Moon Fact-Finding Scavenger Hunt.

Guests can dance to music spun by a live DJ, enjoy fun activities* - such as an all-new mini golf course (9 holes only), giant four-in-a-row game and cornhole.



Mission to the Moon Scavenger Hunt


From June 15 - August 6, join Commander Callie Rodriguez from NASA's graphic novel First Woman as she helps her robot pal RT learn more about our solar system. Pick up a Callie & RT's Mission to the Moon Fact-Finding Scavenger Hunt book at Information or the Space Shop to begin your mission.

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First Woman graphic novel art

Women in Space Chalk Artists


At the start of each week in July, artists who are skilled in chalk art will take over select areas in the visitor complex to showcase their work.


Monday, July 31, 2023
Chalk Artist Headshot

Leigh Alfredson

Chalk Artist Headshot

Anna McCambridge-Thomas