KSC and Area Attractions 3 Inormation Summary
at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, then drives by the Vehicle Assembly Building and Orbiter Processing Facility.A second stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center provides dra-matic multimedia shows and numerous hands-on displaysor an inspirational look into America's quest to the moon.A separate bus takes guests to the International SpaceStation. Visitors view an inormational brieng on the In-ternational Space Station and walk through ull-scale mock-ups o space station modules. An elevated observation roomoverlooks the processing acility where visitors may witnessactual components o the space station as they are checkedout, processed and readied or their trip into orbit.
theaters showcase twoexciting, large-ormat motion pictures on screens ve-and-a-hal stories tall!
"Magnifcent Desolation: Walking on the Moon3-D."
Tis lm takes audiences to the lunar suraceto walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there to experience what they saw,thought and did. Presented and narrated by omHanks, the lm eatures rarely seen NASA ootage,computer-generated images and live-action rendi-tions o the lunar landscape to propel audiencesnearly a quarter-million miles above the Earth's sur-ace. (40 minutes)
"Space Station 3-D."
Filmed by 25 astronauts andcosmonauts and narrated by actor om Cruise, this3-D lm takes guests on a cinematic journey o dis-covery rom planet Earth to the newest star in thesky – the International Space Station. Via 3-D, visi-tors sit inside the space shuttle during launch, takea spacewalk and oat through the space station. (45minutes)
Universe Teater: "Quest or Lie."
Visitors to theUniverse Teater can view this lm that illustratesthe need or humans to search or lie in this galaxyand explore the unknown reaches o the universe.
New! Shuttle Launch Experience:
Te new ShuttleLaunch Experience is an incredible journey o verticallylaunching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the spaceshuttle. Guest "crew members" strap in or this all-too-realsimulation, which immerses visitors in the sights, soundsand eelings o a space shuttle launch, designed under theguidance o NASA and veteran space shuttle astronauts.Te ve-minute experience in the one-o-a-kind, custom-designed crew cabin culminates with a breathtaking view o Earth rom space.
Te KSC Visitor Complex isthe only place on Earth where guests can come ace to ace with a real astronaut every day o the year. Tis is a hal-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 "astro-naut trainees," then guide them on an interactive journeythrough the cosmos where they learn principles essential oran astronaut to live and work in space.
A ull-size orbiter replica, the "Explorer,"allows guests to picture more clearly what it's like to live and work in space. Full-size, genuine solid rocket boosters andan external tank are also on display, representing all threecomponents o a space shuttle. Actual space shuttle missionhardware is displayed at the nearby Launch Status Center,and live briengs on space-related topics are presented daily.
Early Space Exploration:
Highlighting the Mercuryand Gemini space programs, this acility eatures artiactsrom the rst manned spaceights and houses the originalMercury mission control consoles. Te exhibit is located