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February 10, 2012 10:56 ET

Plan an Out-of-This-World Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Legendary Florida Vacation Destination Offers Fun for the Whole Family

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 10, 2012) - Nestled along the shores of Florida's "Space Coast," Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings mankind's journey into outer space to startling reality. Just a short drive from many Orlando vacation destinations, including the city's most popular theme parks, Kennedy Space Center offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the world of astronauts - past and present.

Featuring heart-pounding interactive experiences, behind-the-scenes tours and breathtaking films -- plus the chance to meet veteran astronauts -- this one-of-a-kind Florida vacation destination is an unforgettable way to spend the day.

Just a few of Kennedy Space Center's most popular attractions include:

  • Hubble 3D. This IMAX® 3D film allows guests to float beside space-walking astronauts and explore the depths of the universe.
  • Shuttle Launch Experience. Take your Orlando, Florida vacation to a whole new level as you strap in and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a real space shuttle launch.
  • Astronaut Encounter. Guests come face-to-face with a real astronaut during this daily half-hour, interactive Q&A program.
  • KSC Tours. Onboard a plush tour bus, guests can see Kennedy Space Center's towering launch pads, huge rockets, history-making technology and the surrounding wildlife preserve -- all while hearing fascinating stories about the men and women behind America's space program.

    New this fall! KSC Up-Close Tours, featuring the Vehicle Assembly Building. For the first time in 30 years, the public can see where rockets were built. You may even see a space-flown orbiter.

In addition to these exciting experiences, Kennedy Space Center also hosts special events, like Sci-Fi Summer, rocket launches and Holidays in Space. For details about any of Kennedy Space Center's attractions and upcoming events -- or to begin planning your Orlando, Florida vacation -- visit the website or call 877-313-2610.

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located just east of Orlando and is the gateway to a working space center and one of Florida's most popular destinations. It's a 70-acre arena of inspirational, educational and entertaining experiences. More than 1.5 million visitors annually tour Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. The Visitor Complex is open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, STAR TREK™ LIVE, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, open from noon until 6 p.m. daily. Parking, wheelchairs, strollers and pet kennels are free of charge. Admission is $43 + tax for adults and $33 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander's Club Annual Pass is $56 + tax for adults and $46 + tax for children ages 3-11. For information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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