Kennedy Space Center
Visitor Complex

The Best Place on Earth for Space!

More interactive than a museum, more inspirational than a science center, and more authentic than a theme park. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a mix of thrilling simulators, breathtaking attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive exhibits, larger-than-life 3D space films, rocket launch viewing opportunities and more.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space programme, offering a full day or more of awe, fun and excitement for the whole family, from young children to space enthusiasts. Unforgettable experiences include touring restricted areas of Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, featuring Shuttle Launch Experience®, Astronaut Encounter featuring a veteran NASA astronaut daily, the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V Moon rocket, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, 3D space films including A Beautiful Planet and Journey To Space, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, the Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. To see and do it all, plan on spending more than one day!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is part of an active spaceport where you can get closer to NASA than anywhere else on the planet.

With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic mission to the Moon, as well as the return of human spaceflight on the Space Coast, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is expecting record visitation numbers this year.

In anticipation of the increased interest in space, and to ensure the highest levels of service and amenities for guests, the visitor complex has a universe of brand new exhibits, enhancements, additions and improvements for visitors in 2019.

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, in July, will be the pinnacle of a dazzling year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and will come to life through the reimagining of the Apollo/Saturn V Center. A galaxy of wonder and exploration awaits guests at the interactive exhibit and attraction, which focuses on the Apollo programme from the days leading up to the first launch, to the Moon landings that followed.

New exhibits at the Apollo/Saturn V Center will include

  • Moon Scape, featuring a Lunar Lander and augmented reality stations
  • Projection mapping on the side of the Saturn V
  • Period living room re-creation and a 1960s-style bar to experience what it was like to watch the Moon landing
  • An enhanced Touch the Moon exhibit
  • A Moon Tree garden
  • A new, Fisher Space Pen exhibit
  • Closer look at the CSM-119
  • A photomosaic display with interactive elements
  • Brand new entranceway that immediately establishes a “sense of space”, with replica giant crawler-transporters that deliver rockets from the Vehicle Assembly Building to their launch pad
  • Interactive piezoelectric experience ‘Step. Power. Launch’ – energy generated by guests as they step on the tiles will power virtual launches on digital towers throughout the park. The information gathered will be used to develop technology that will one day be on roadways and sidewalks in US big cities
  • TV personality, public speaker and author Emily Calandrelli, a.k.a. The Space Gal, will be the host of a new video shown on the KSC Bus Tour
  • ‘Dine With An Astronaut’, a lunch programme which is hosted each day by a visiting veteran astronaut, is being updated and refreshed for a new, more personal guest experience, focusing on the human elements and emotions of spaceflight
  • Tune into the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1 all week starting February 4th to be in with chance to win a trip for two to Orlando to visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Prize Details
    1. Return flights from Dublin to Orlando for two adults, including airport taxes travelling in Economy Class
    2. 7 Night hotel accommodation for two adults at the Rosen inn at Pointe Orlando
    3. Adult admission x2 to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Terms and Conditions
    1. Competition open from 04.02.19.
    2. Competition closes on 08.02.19 and the winner will be announced on Radio 1, followed with a confirmation email from American Holidays.
    3. Entrants must be over 18 years of age and resident in the Republic of Ireland.
    4. The Judge’s decision is final and binding on entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
    5. Prize is non – refundable, non- transferable, and non-endorsable. It holds no cash value.
    6. Prize must be used by January 31st 2020.
    7. Tickets must be used by the prize winner and a companion travelling named at the time of booking.
    8. Booking must be made by 30th March 2018 and travel can be from that time up to 31st January 2020 only.
    9. No changes will be permitted to the booking after it has been confirmed as fees will then apply.
    10. Prize Excludes;
    11. Personal expenses
    12. Excursions
    13. Travel Insurance
    14. Transfers to/from Hotel, Airport and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    15. Additional night’s stay/upgrades/additional passengers
    16. It is the prize winner’s responsibility to ensure all passport & visa’s (if required) are valid for travel.
    17. All bookings are bound by American Holidays Booking Terms & Conditions available on www.americanholidays.com
    18. Entrants must consent to the disclosure of their name as a winner. The winner may be required to take part in future publicity.
    19. Any entrant to the competition may obtain the name of the winner by emailing the American Holidays marketing team on marketing@shgi.ie ref RTE Radio 1 KSC Competition
    20. Customer data will not be used for marketing purposes. A copy of the American Holidays data protection and privacy policy can be found here.
    21. Entrants agree and accept these competition T&C’s.
    22. American Holidays’ staff, their immediate families and their agents and any other person connected with the competition are not entitled to participate.

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