Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kennedy Space Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing

This July marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. What is now a historical event riddled with conspiracy theories by today’s youth was, at the time, an emotional, untouchable moment in American history. Neil Armstrong’s classic delivery of the “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” line made him an international hero and a patriotic symbol of a country at the pinnacle of technological advancement. The Kennedy Space Center will be featuring a special celebratory event in honor of the moon landing along with the great ongoing activities the attraction has to offer.

The Visitor Complex houses an incredible variety of NASA artifacts, two IMAX theatres and an active launch pad, Launch Pad 39, where visitors can see rockets launch toward the sky at various times of the year. An educational center with resources for teachers is also available. The Visitor Complex also houses the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, where items from all stages of NASA’s space exploration and the men and women who experienced it can be viewed. After exiting the exhibit, visitors will have the chance to experience what it’s like to launch into outer space. The Kennedy Space Center has G-Force simulators that let visitors experience the incredible physical pressures put on the human body by rocket launches and space travel.

But what better way to learn about space travel than from personal accounts from astronauts themselves? As part of the Apollo 40th Anniversary Celebration on July 16th, the Kennedy Space Center will have astronauts on hand to take audience questions and tell their first-hand accounts of what it is like to travel to outer space. Among the astronauts is the legendary Buzz Aldrin. USAF Colonel Aldrin was the second man to set foot on the moon after Neil Armstrong and winner of many Air Force accolades including the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

If you would like to meet Buzz Aldrin to partake in the Apollo 40th Anniversary Celebration and check out the great exhibits the Kennedy Space Center has to offer, then check out the Kennedy Space Center link on our website. provides the best discounts for you year-round, not just during specials events. Let us help you make your Kennedy Space Center experience out of this world!


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