Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Previously known as Spaceport USA, Visitor Information Complex
LocationMerritt Island, Florida, United States
Coordinates28°31′24″N 80°40′55″W / 28.5233°N 80.6819°W / 28.5233; -80.6819
OpenedAugust 1, 1967
Operated byDelaware North Companies
ThemeNASA and space exploration
Operating seasonopen year-round
Attendance1.7 million
Area42 acres (17 ha)

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the visitor center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. It features exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, shows, two IMAX theaters, and a range of bus tours of the spaceport. The "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit contains the Atlantis orbiter and the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated ride into space. The center also provides astronaut training experiences, including a multi-axial chair and Mars Base simulator.[1] The visitor complex also has daily presentations from a veteran NASA astronaut. A bus tour, included with admission, encompasses the separate Apollo/Saturn V Center. There were 1.7 million visitors to the visitor complex in 2016.[2]

  1. ^ "Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) | Kennedy Space Center".
  2. ^ "Record attendance prompts new KSC visitor complex contract". Florida Today. Retrieved August 1, 2017.