Orlando, Fla. (May 19, 2011) – Universal Orlando Resort today announced that its newest attraction will be based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster 3-D-CGI feature “Despicable Me,” bringing minions, mayhem and a whole new level of 3-D family fun to its guests. The “Despicable Me” experience will replace the Jimmy Neutron attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Continue reading
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 10 Year Master Plan
NASA officials announced on 4/12/11 that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has been selected to permanently display space shuttle Atlantis upon retirement of the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis, one of three orbiters in the space shuttle fleet, will fly the last scheduled space shuttle mission before being retired in 2011.
The $100 million exhibit for Atlantis will be the marquee element of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s 10-year master plan. Initial design concepts for the 65,000 square-foot home for the space-flown orbiter include viewing the space shuttle “in flight,” showing how the spacecraft worked in space and providing a unique vantage point for guests to look at the complex vehicle up close. Complementing the orbiter display will be interactive features reflecting major accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.
Officials with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex plan to break ground on Atlantis’ new home in 2012 with a grand opening planned for 2013. The orbiter home will be located in the Shuttle Plaza at the main Visitor Complex; incorporating the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction. To purchase your Kennedy Space Center Tickets, please call our office toll free at 1-877-406-4836 TODAY.
Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Update
Kennedy Space Center ~ As most know, today’s launch was scrubbed due to a hydrogen leak being detected at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate, an attachment point between the external tank and a 17-inch pipe that carries the hydrogen safely away from Discovery to the flare stack, where it is burned off. It has officially been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 4:05am (YES, another final night launch!!!!). There will be no launch this coming up Monday, November 8th. Everything is back to normal business hours until November 30th. Continue reading
Kennedy Space Center and the Last Mission of Discovery
Kennedy Space Center ~ Shuttle Discovery’s Final Voyage! You won’t see this kind of action at any of the Orlando theme parks! On November 1, 2010 at 4:40pm, Shuttle Discovery will make her final voyage into space. It is currently out on the launch pad, so don’t pass up this chance to catch a glimpse of it while on the KSCVC bus tour. This will be the last time it will be possible to view Discovery. Continue reading
A Countdown of Countdowns: The Space Shuttle’s Finale
Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex ~ At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, flags swing in the breeze as space shuttle Endeavour approaches Launch Pad 39A. Image credit: NASA/Kim ShiflettFor 50 years, NASA’s been famous for counting backward from 10 to zero. But a final countdown is now under way that will stand out among them all. Continue reading
Kennedy Space Center ~ Atlas V 531: AEHF-1 Satellite Set For July 30th Launch
New-Generation Military Communications Satellite Ready For Delivery To Support Mid-2010 Launch
Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex ~ Lockheed Martin has completed all factory testing of the first satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program and the spacecraft is ready for delivery to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a mid-2010 liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle.
Science On a Sphere® Debuts at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
Kennedy Space Center, Fla. (April 30, 2010) –
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveiled a new exhibit on April 22, 2010, Science On a Sphere, at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville. Science On a Sphere is a global display that takes visitors on a three-dimensional journey around the world and throughout the solar system via dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans and planets. Continue reading
STAR TREK LIVE BLASTS OFF AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER THIS SUMMER
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (April 12, 2010) – STAR TREK LIVE, a new interactive stage show from CBS Consumer Products and Mad Science® Productions, will make its worldwide debut at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on June 11, 2010. Continue reading
Kennedy Space Center ~ U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
Did you know that the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHoF) at Cape Canaveral is included with your purchase of Discount Kennedy Space Center Tickets? The AHoF houses the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia, displays, exhibits, and tributes dedicated to the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Ap0llo Space Shuttle Programs.
NEW to Kennedy Space Center ~ The Science on a Sphere exhibit at the AHoF and Star Trek Live! Continue reading
Kennedy Space Center ~ Atlantis’ Crew Celebrates Charitable Strides with Commemorative Cargo
Kennedy Space Center ~ There are lots of ways for an everyday item to take on a special significance, but few work better than carrying that item into space.
The crew of STS-132 aims to make scores of objects already precious in their meaning more inspirational by taking them on this mission to the International Space Station. Continue reading