Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers ‘Atlantis Crew’ Special Admission Discounts to Celebrate New Space Shuttle AtlantisSM Attraction

Getting nose-to-nose with the real space-flown orbiter Atlantis is just one part of the experience to be had at new $100 million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The immersive experience invites guests to “be the astronaut” with never-before-seen, technologically sophisticated multimedia presentations and more than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators.

Getting nose-to-nose with the real space-flown orbiter Atlantis is just one part of the experience to be had at new $100 million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The immersive experience invites guests to “be the astronaut” with never-before-seen, technologically sophisticated multimedia presentations and more than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators.

In celebration of the new $100 million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction that opened June 29, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests who assemble their own “Atlantis Crew” can save up to 20 percent off regular admission.

The larger the crew, the greater the savings. For a party of two, admission is $90 plus tax, or 10 percent off regular admission. A party of three will receive 15 percent off regular admission, or $127.50 plus tax. A party of four will pay only $160 plus tax, or 20 percent off regular admission. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 2. For savings on groups of five or more, call 866-768-2167.

Space Shuttle Atlantis is the world’s most comprehensive and interactive attraction devoted to NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program. Of the three space-flown orbiters distributed by NASA to science centers and museums throughout the country, only Atlantis is the focal point of a $100 million, 90,000-square-foot attraction containing four multimedia and cinematic productions and more than 60 interactive experiences that invite guests to “be the astronaut” and to celebrate the people, passion and patriotism behind the shuttle program. Space Shuttle Atlantis also includes Shuttle Launch Experience, an incredible simulated journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle.

Only at Space Shuttle Atlantis can guests come literally nose-to-nose with an actual space shuttle orbiter that flew in space 33 times and still bears the scars, scorch marks and space dust of its last mission. Only at Space Shuttle Atlantis can guests have a nearly 360-degree view of Atlantis as only astronauts have seen it before, tilted on its side at a 43.21-degree angle, seeming to float in space with its payload bay doors open and its robotic arm extended, as if it has just undocked from the International Space Station (ISS). And, only at Kennedy Space Center can guests say they saw a shuttle at the home of human spaceflight, where all 135 space shuttle missions from 1981 to 2011 were launched and processed.

Located only 45 minutes from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features many attractions and year-round interactive programs, including meeting real astronauts. The standard bus tour, included with admission, explores the history of the Apollo moon and space shuttle programs with panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center, the Vehicle Assembly Building’s (VAB) exterior and a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors see an authentic 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket and relive the historic Apollo missions that saw man land on the moon.

Other Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex attractions and activities include Angry Birds Space Encounter, Astronaut Training Experience ® (ATX®), Rocket Garden, two IMAX® theaters, Astronaut Encounter, Lunch With an Astronaut, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® and Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted.

Visitors also can share mankind’s greatest achievements and future of the space program with the entire family and receive rare access to areas of Kennedy Space Center that have been off limits to the public for decades. The KSC Up-Close Tour Series includes tours of the VAB, Launch Control Center (LCC), and Launch Pad. All Up-Close Tours are $25 per adult and $19 per child (ages 3-11) plus tax, in addition to admission.

For more information on Kennedy Space Center Complex, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Angry Birds Space Encounter, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $63 + tax for adults and $53 + tax for children ages 3-11.  For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit http://www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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