CAPE CANAVERAL – (DECEMBER 22, 2016) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex launched its holiday season last night with the premiere of the Holidays in Space video display, which this year provided visitors with a glimpse of a future Mars habitat. The custom space- and holiday-themed projection mapping show set against the side of a Saturn 1B rocket enthralled the crowd as they viewed from a one-of-a-kind outdoor cinematic setting amid the visitor complex’s Rocket Garden. The show also featured historic footage of actual launches, awe-inspiring views of earth and a breathtaking pyrotechnics display.
“Each year our Holidays in Space program features more surprise elements and enhancements in that we are sharing the incredible NASA story in a way that is not only exciting but also memorable,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “This year’s show goes well beyond what guests have experienced in past years and is truly unforgettable.”
The dazzling projection display will run nightly through January 1, 2017, with the exception of Dec. 25.*
In addition to the nightly show, the visitor complex also is adorned for the holidays with a stunning array of decorations, including a 35-foot-tall holiday mosaic tree, illuminated shooting stars and the NASA insignia “dressed up” for the season.
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About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including its newest attraction, Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, which opened November 11, 2016. Other highlights include the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and many other exhibits. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com.