With about 40 launches slated to take place this year, there are many chances that you might catch a launch during your visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Fifth graders nationwide have just landed a free trip to space. For the second consecutive year, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s future of space exploration with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun for free.

Current and incoming fifth graders fall 2018 who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult, will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. There is a limit of three students per one paid adult. The ticket is available at www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/tickets#SpecialOffers. The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth- or fifth-grade report card, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through December 31, 2018.

“Last year’s Fifth Grade Free offer was so successful that we couldn’t wait to share the news that we are repeating the program,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “In our continued commitment to promote STEM, we hope to inspire kids in this age group to become the next generation of astronauts, engineers, scientists and launch directors who will make today’s plans a reality. Students will have the opportunity to see and experience NASA’s past, present and bold future – bringing to life what they are learning about in school.” 

A highlight for 2018 is the all-new Astronaut Training Experience, available for an additional fee with admission, which uses immersive simulation technology to transport participants to Mars, train them to live and work in the harshest environment, and teach them what it’s like to travel to the Red Planet, using real NASA science to address engineering challenges. It boasts the most high-tech, hands-on activities available at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex through two distinct programs: Astronaut Training Experience, and Mars Base 1. Astronaut Training Experience is an opportunity for visitors to train like an astronaut preparing for a mission to Mars, and Mars Base 1 offers a chance to live on Mars for seven hours, as “rookie astronauts,” while performing base operations along with real science experiments and engineering tasks.

With about 40 launches planned for 2018, the chances of catching a launch during a visit are great.
For information, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com

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