NASA NOW + NEXT
Exploring beyond the next horizon is part of our ongoing human journey. Understand where we are now and preview where we’re going next. See a breathtaking 3D movie at our IMAX® Theater, then learn about upcoming Mars missions at Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted. View today’s iconic spacecraft leading us into the future, including NASA’s Orion spacecraft, SpaceX’s Dragon, Vector’s Vector-R and Boeing’s Starliner.
TRAIN. ADAPT. SURVIVE.
Do you have what it takes to train for, adapt to and survive life on Mars? Challenge yourself and add on two all-new Astronaut Training Experience programs to your admission. Here is the only place where physical and virtual simulators train and transport you to Mars as the next generation of space explorers. This is Astronaut Training. This is ATX.
BEHIND THE GATES
Kennedy Space Center is the active launch area that has seen some of the most important events in history. Here, we ignited American spirits and moved humankind into the dawn of space exploration. Now, you have access to restricted areas. Depending on the bus tour you choose, you can see the Launch Control Center or working launch pads up close. You can even view the site from which we’ll depart for Mars. Bus tour included with admission and enhanced experiences available. Make this part of your mission.
JOIN THE JOURNEY
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the place where humankind first left Earth to explore the heavens. The mission for exploration is still alive and the future of space exploration launches here. More than a working launch facility, Kennedy Space Center is a symbol of American ingenuity and human curiosity. Come face-to-face with an astronaut who walked in space, stand next to the Space Shuttle Atlantis and go behind the gates on a bus tour of NASA to see launch pads and the Vehicle Assembly Building. Inspiration lives up there in the great beyond and it lives right here. Our ongoing space journey can be defined by significant eras. That’s why we’ve organized Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into Mission Zones – grouped attractions and experiences reflecting specific periods of time and achievements. Your journey awaits!
RACE TO THE MOON
A race to the moon between two world superpowers became an inspiring tale of perserverance, ingenuity and destiny. See the rocket that helped us win the space race – the mighty Saturn V – and feel the emotion of the Apollo era in an immersive, captivating collection of experiences sure to exhilarate. Discover the wonder and excitement of the Apollo era and the joy felt in that moment by all humankind.
SHUTTLE: A SHIP LIKE NO OTHER
Thirty years of dedication and teamwork brought us to new frontiers of human exploration. This was the age of space shuttles, widely regarded as the most celebrated era of our space journey. Come nose to nose with an American icon – Space Shuttle Atlantis. Then, prepare for liftoff on the Shuttle Launch Experience. The epic chronicle of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program comes to life at this featured attraction, full of interactive activities. This is a landmark experience, so don’t miss it.