Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Opens New 50,000 Square Foot Multi-Level Attraction on Wednesday

Gateway: Deep Space Launch Site

Video above: The future of space travel will be realized at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where a new attraction will open on Wednesday, June 15. Gateway: Future Spaceport, Spaceport KSC, All-New Restaurant, Space Bowl Bistro.

Brevard County, Florida – The future of space travel will be realized at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which opened a new attraction on Wednesday, June 15. Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex is the Future, Spaceport KSC, and a brand new restaurant, Space Bowl Bistro.

Focusing on the present and future of joint space exploration, guests to the gateway will be able to experience tomorrow’s interstellar journey while celebrating everything that is happening within the space program.

It features NASA showcases, commercial spacecraft hardware with immersive displays, as well as space “journeys” and unique launch viewing opportunities.

Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, said:

“Guests can use Spaceport KSC to get a glimpse into the future of space travel, which is an immersive multiple journey that guests can choose to travel and learn through thrilling simulated space flight. It’s an experience. “

The 50,000-square-foot multi-level attraction towers behind the rocket garden and will captivate and inspire guests through unique experiences, artifacts and exhibits.

The future of space travel will be realized at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where a new attraction will open on Wednesday, June 15. Gateway: Future Spaceport, Spaceport KSC, All-New Restaurant, Space Bowl Bistro.

Featuring a comprehensive collection of modern spacecraft, the gateway gives guests the opportunity to see the airport of the future and experience the future of space travel in ways never before possible.

Through immersive education, atmospheric effects, and motion theaters, guests can see, experience, and feel what it’s like to travel through space.

The striking facade of the Gateway Building is designed to attract attention and stir your imagination even before you enter.

The exterior walls are accented with bright turquoise iridescent panels, alternating with shades of purple to recreate the constant movement and vibrant colors of the universe.

Upon entering the gateway, “space travelers” are greeted with a futuristic design that sets the stage for their journey. Surrounded by real-world flight artifacts and life-size models, visitors are placed around the floor and hung from above for 360-degree viewing and interaction.

They include:
Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10 Upper Rocket Engine
Boeing Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner Mockup Capsule (Full-scale engineering model)
Boeing spacesuit
Boeing Starliner Simulator (Full-scale model)
LIFE Habitat Cut Away (scale model)
Lockheed Martin Spacehabitat (Full-scale mockup)
NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket (scale model)
Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 Capsule (Flight)
Orion heat shield tile
Sierra Space Dream Chaser (Full-scale model)
Sierra Space Shooting Star ™ (Full-scale model)
SpaceX Cargo Dragon COTS-2 (Flying)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster, officially known as Booster B1023 (Flight)
United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket (scale model)
United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket (scale model)

In addition to providing a “nose-to-nose” view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster, the second floor of the gateway is 30 feet floor-to-ceiling with an interactive touchscreen display for guests to learn. There is a Robot Space Explorer interactive wall. 40 different satellites and spacecraft in space.

The 50,000-square-foot multi-level attraction towers behind the rocket garden and will captivate and inspire guests through unique experiences, artifacts and exhibits.

Guests can also access the HoloTube Presentation Station to learn about the powerful James Webb Space Telescope by interacting with holographic images, videos and animations on the touchscreen kiosk.

At Spaceport KSC, guests can be taken to the airport of the future, listening to the airport chatter in the atmosphere, and seeing a distant view of active launches and landings through the windows of the Galactic Spaceport.

Information on destinations, departures, and destinations is displayed on the main concourse. Guests then board a “spaceship” in the form of a two-story motion theater, one of four journeys: space wonders, bold explorers, red planets, and the unknown world. Each destination takes into account the possibilities of different experiences for each visit.

In addition, guests can replenish their energy with the Space Bowl Bistro. Space Bowl Bistro is a new restaurant with bistro bowls, including refreshing acai bowls and delicious protein-selected bowls. From quinoa, rice, greens and noodle bases to proteins such as barbecue short ribs, marinated yellowfin tuna and jackfruit, you have a wide selection. We also offer a variety of soft drinks, coconut water, coffee, tea and domestic beer.

For more information, please visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com / landing-pages / gateway.

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