Updates from Kennedy Space Center (June 7-14)

Here you are some Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex events happening soon:

1. Now that school's out, camp's in! Camp Kennedy Space Center offers campers in grades 2-11 unique adventures and learning activities that can’t be found anywhere else. This year’s theme (Space Shuttle Atlantis: From Sketch Pad to Launch Pad) focuses on the orbiter and the historical impact of its 33 missions into space.

Along with many other activities, campers will experience the new home of Space Shuttle Atlantis, participate in a simulated Space Shuttle Mission, engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities, learn hands-on about the science of space travel, and hear real-life stories from a shuttle astronaut. Camp KSC runs Monday through Friday for nine weeks beginning June 9 and costs $295 per week per camper.

2. Space fans looking for the perfect way to spend the day of the SpaceX launch on June 12 will find Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex the ideal destination for space exploration. Visitors may enjoy a front row seat to view the stunning night-time launch from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the closest possible public viewing area. The launch is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. from Launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A limited number of launch viewing tickets are available for purchase for $20 plus the cost of admission.

Admission to the Visitor Complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Launch viewing tickets include mission control coverage and commentary by four-time space shuttle astronaut Bob Crippen beginning at 8 p.m. and he also will be featured in special 20-minute Astronaut Encounter shows in the Lunar Theater at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Bus boarding for the Apollo/Saturn V Center begins at 5:45 p.m. Guests should arrive at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex no later than 7:30 p.m. to allow time for transportation to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. 

3. Veteran NASA astronauts will meet with visitors at Astronaut Encounter:
  • Space shuttle astronaut Charlie Walker, June 4-6
  • Space shuttle astronaut John Blaha, June 7-13
  • Space shuttle astronaut Wendy Lawrence, June 14-16
For more information about these events and more, make sure to visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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