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News Archive / Tagged: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

  • ‘Moon Tree’ destroyed by Hurricane Irma

    Beverly S RotherSeptember 16th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — While Hurricane Irma only caused minor damage to facilities at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the storm did destroy a unique plant: a Moon tree. Beginning as one of the hundreds of seeds that were taken to lunar orbit during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, it was planted at the visitor complex during the United States Bicentennial.

  • ShareSpace Apollo 11 Gala held under KSCVC’s Saturn V

    SpaceFlight InsiderJuly 16th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Under one of the three surviving Saturn V Moon rockets, Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation hosted a gala and auction in honor of mankind's first footsteps on another world on Saturday, July 15, 2017. 

  • ‘Custom’ ride on the road to Mars unveiled at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Mike HowardJune 7th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — More and more, NASA and its family of contractors are focusing their attention on the Red Planet, and an event held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Monday, June 5, showed off some sporty new wheels that any astronaut would love to use when cruising the flash-frozen plains of Mars.

  • Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomes Foale, Ochoa to its ranks

    Jason RhianMay 20th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Two NASA astronauts joined the elite ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame located at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. Given that both Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa flew on OV-104 (Atlantis), the duo makes the Friday, May 19, ceremony all the more poignant.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers free admission to fifth graders

    Press ReleaseMay 14th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (May 11, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Calling all future explorers! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s Journey to Mars for free to fifth graders nationwide this summer, with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun.

  • Space Florida Vector R-ing in on new launch provider from Cape Canaveral

    Jason RhianMarch 25th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Florida and Vector, a company with roots deep in the NewSpace movement unveiled the Vector-R rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46) held on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex highlights NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs

    Jason RhianJanuary 14th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Just after the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday, NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveiled in the West wing of the IMAX Theater a display showcasing spacecraft that are being used on NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo endeavors.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Heroes and Legends exhibit opens at KSC Visitor Complex

    Jason RhianNovember 12th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Astronaut Hall of Fame and Boeing unveiled the new Heroes and Legends exhibit at a star-studded event held on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The Grand Opening was attended by 25 astronauts as well as their families and numerous experts within the industry.

  • SME and 3D Technology Companies scan Orion model

    Jason RhianMarch 4th, 2016

    A model of NASA's new crew-rated spacecraft, Orion, had some rather special images taken of it this past week. The vehicle was scanned; the images from which will be used to produce replicas of the new vehicle. The model is located at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

  • On 30th anniversary of Challenger disaster, crews ‘Forever Remembered’

    Jason RhianJanuary 13th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — One could almost walk past it, after all, the "Forever Remembered" memorial is located on the side of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's $100 million Atlantis exhibit. However, as the date of the 30th anniversary of the loss of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger's final mission, STS-51L approaches, it is undoubtedly one of the most important elements of the expansive facility.

  • Revamp of new Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex begins

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 24th, 2015

    In preparation for construction of a new, high-tech “Heroes and Legends” Next Generation attraction, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida, will close for approximately a year on November 2.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Shuttle astronauts mark 30th anniversary of first Atlantis flight

    Jason RhianOctober 4th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — It was a day three decades in the making: the 30th anniversary of the first flight of Shuttle Atlantis. Delaware North, the operators of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex hosted a series of events to honor the orbiter’s powerful legacy. The event was held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.

  • ‘Forever Remembered’ Memorial opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Jason RhianJune 27th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — They were two of the most traumatic experiences of a program that lasted 30 years. The names Challenger and Columbia will forever be tied to the 14 astronauts who lost their lives on STS-51L and STS-107 – and they will also be forever memorialized by a new exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center […]

  • Four new ‘Heroes and Legends’ join U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Jason RhianMay 31st, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomed four new members into its prestigious ranks on Saturday, May 30 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. On the 25th anniversary of the opening of the AHoF, John Grunsfeld, Steve Lindsey, Kent Rominger and Rhea Seddon became the latest inductees, and they will now […]

  • KSC Visitor Complex, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame mark 25 years with new ‘Heroes and Legends’ facility

    Jason RhianMay 29th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame made a special announcement as well as conducted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Visitor Complex’s “Rocket Garden” today, Friday, May 29. With an introduction provided by former CNN correspondent John Zarrella, the two organizations revealed that the […]