Participate in a robotic mission to Mars and help NASA scientists unravel the mysteries of the red planet and prepare it for the habitation
Work as a team to construct and launch a water rocket system, test the rocket engine like real NASA engineers and accomplish missions to send mankind to outer space.
Near Space Investigation
Participate as one large team of engineers to successfully put together design, develop and launch a scientific payload up to 100,000 feet in the atmosphere
Robotics & Rocketry
A week long experience combining the challenges of Robotics and Rocketry with focus on enhanced learning, and an out of the world adventure.
All programs at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex include:
Lunch with an Astronaut
An impressive roster of astronauts appear, including Al Worden, Bob Springer, Bruce Melnick, Charlie Walker, Jon McBride, Wendy Lawrence and Winston Scott.
Space Trek participants take part in one of the most popular programs at Kennedy Space Center, ‘Lunch With an Astronaut’. It gives students and teachers alike a one-of-a-kind experience to meet a veteran member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps while enjoying a delicious meal.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit
Space Shuttle Atlantis showcases the priceless, historic spacecraft that tells the incredible story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program. Space Shuttle Atlantis is displayed as only spacewalking astronauts have seen her before — rotated 43.21 degrees with payload doors open and its Canadarm (robotic arm) extended, as it has just undocked from the International Space Station.
Shuttle Launch Experience
Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be an astronaut…strapped flat on your back in a fully fueled spacecraft, waiting in anticipation for the final seconds of the countdown… 3…2…1…
Experience what veteran NASA astronauts call the next best thing to an actual space shuttle launch – Shuttle Launch Experience®, located inside the Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction.
Your journey begins as you walk up the gantry, hearing from experienced NASA astronauts as they share their personal recollections of their own missions into space.
KSC Up-Close Explore Tour (Optional)
Go behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), America’s gateway to space for more than 50 years. The KSC Up-Close Explore Tour takes you beyond the regular KSC Bus Tour and makes several stops where you can capture once-in-a lifetime photo opportunities
From your tour bus, see many of KSC’s most historically significant buildings, including NASA’s KSC Headquarters; the new headquarters building now under construction; the newly renamed Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building where astronaut crews spent the final days before their flights; and the International Space Station Processing Facility, where components of the ISS were built before being ferried into space.
Experience the magic of crystal-clear, 3D IMAX® cinematography on the world’s only twin IMAX screens, each an astounding five stories tall.
Where will human space explorers go next? How will they get there? The new “Journey to Space” film explores NASA’s bold plans for deep space exploration using stunning space footage. Witness harrowing spacewalks performed to service the Hubble Space Telescope and the mind-blowing visions of far away galaxies and nebulas it has captured. Celebrity narrators Sir Patrick Stewart and Leonardo DiCaprio make your IMAX theater experience even more memorable.