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Aviation Weekend

Aug 02, 2024 - Aug 04, 2024 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Celebrate the remarkable journeys of astronaut and pilots during Aviation Weekend, happening August 2-4, 2024, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Hear pilots and astronauts from different backgrounds share their stories of reaching the skies, and discover how they embarked on their paths during Tales from the Flight Deck.


August 2

Scott Altman

August 3

Chris Ferguson

August 4

Tony Antonelli

We will also welcome retired USAF Brigadier General and F-16 combat and test pilot, Matthew "Mutt" Manifold all three days during aviation weekend.

Matthew, a distinguished Air Force veteran, has served in various roles including as an F-16 Instructor Pilot and Weapons School Instructor. He has over 4,000 flight hours, with significant experience in the F-16 and in combat operations.

On the bottom floor of Space Shuttle AtlantisĀ®, visit the "Atlantis Aviation Center" where you can craft a paper airplane and see how far it flies! Plus, take your very own pilot photo at our photo booth.

Also throughout the weekend, enjoy an end-of-summer block party. You will find yard games and DJ Steve mixing tunes outside Space Shuttle Atlantis.

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