stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center provides dramaticmultimedia shows and numerous hands-on displays or aninspirational look into America's quest to the moon.
theaters showcase twoexciting, large-ormat motion pictures on screens ve-and-a-hal stories tall!
"Te Dream Is Alive."
Filmed by shuttle astro-nauts and narrated by Walter Cronkite, this lmcaptures the beauty and sensations o space ight,as well as the daily business o living and working in space. (37 minutes)
"Space Station 3-D."
Filmed by 25 astronautsand cosmonauts and narrated by actor omCruise, this 3-D lm takes guests on a cinematic journey o discovery rom planet Earth to the new-est star in the sky – the International Space Sta-tion. Via 3-D, you will sit inside the space shuttleduring launch, take a spacewalk, and oat throughthe space station. (45 minutes)
"Quest for Life."
Visitors tothe Universe Teater can view this lm that illustrates theneed or humans to search or lie in this galaxy and ex- plore the unknown reaches o the universe.
Te KSC Visitor Complexis the only place on Earth where guests can come ace toace with a real astronaut every day o the year. Tis is ahal-hour, interactive Q&A-oriented program.
Mad Mission to Mars 2025:
Tis live-action stageshow enables guests to visit Mars without leaving Earth.Using stereoscopic 3-D computer animation and spectacu-lar theatrical eects, wacky characters Proessor Pruvitt,Kelvin, and WD-4D magically transorm guests into"astronaut trainees," then guide them on an interactive journey through the cosmos where they learn principlesessential or an astronaut to live and work in space.
(Above right) A hallmark o theComplex, the outdoor "garden" eatures eight authenticrockets rom the past, including a Mercury-Atlas rocketsimilar to the one used to launch John Glenn into space in1962. Te garden also eatures climb-in Mercury, Geminiand Apollo capsule replicas, seating pods and inormativegraphic elements.
A ull-size orbiter replica, the "Ex- plorer" allows guests to picture more clearly what it's liketo live and work in space. Full-size, genuine solid rocketboosters and an external tank are also on display, repre-senting all three components o a space shuttle. Actualspace shuttle mission hardware is displayed at the nearbyLaunch Status Center, and live briengs on space-relatedtopics are presented daily.
Early Space Exploration:
Highlighting the Mer-cury and Gemini space programs, this acility eaturesartiacts rom the rst manned space ights and houses theoriginal Mercury mission control consoles. Te exhibit islocated near the Dr. Kurt H. Debus Conerence Facility.
Exploration in the New Millennium:
Gueststransition into the uture o space exploration on a journeyrom the Vikings' discoveries o Greenland and Iceland tothe Mars Viking Lander, the rst probe to land on Mars in1976. Guests not only can touch an actual piece o Mars,but also "sign up" or uture Mars missions by providing an electronic signature that is stored on a microchip andorwarded to NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. , ortravel on a uture Mars probe.
Tis creative and humorous walk-through exhibit highlights NASA's unsung heroes, theunmanned planetary robot probes that pave the way orhuman space ight.
Astronaut Memorial Mirror:
Dedicated May 9,1991, the Astronaut Memorial honors U.S. astronauts whogave their lives or space exploration. Te "Space Mirror,"42-1/2 eet high by 50 eet wide, illuminates the allen