Guests of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex now have the opportunity to see the spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts during last year’s NASA and SpaceX mission. This limited time exhibit will be on display near the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction.
- NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley made history on May 30, 2020 by becoming the first NASA crew to launch from U.S. soil in almost a decade. The duo travelled to the International Space Station as part of a joint mission between NASA and SpaceX.
- Now, guests of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will get a first look at the high-tech launch and re-entry spacesuits in a special, limited-time exhibit.
- Among the distinguishing features:
- 3D printed Helmets
- Touch-screen sensitive gloves
- One piece custom suits
- The suits will be on display on the lower level of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and will be enclosed in transparent acrylic, enabling a 360-degree view.
- Guests interested in learning more about the evolution of spacesuits can find many representing different space programs on display throughout the visitor complex including:
- Alan Shepard's spacesuit which is still covered in Moon dust (Treasures Gallery at the Apollo/Saturn V Center)
- A replica of the McCandless spacesuit and MMU (Near the Hubble Space Telescope in Space Shuttle Atlantis)
- Gus Grissom's spacesuit on (Heroes and Legends)
- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm. Admission is $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 – 11.
- For more information and to make a reservation call 877-313-2610 or visit KennedySpaceCenter.com.
More from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex:
- Just last week KSC Visitor Complex hosted a 10th anniversary celebration of the final flight of Atlantis and the final final flight of the space shuttle program. Jeremiah recaps the event which featured a Q&A with crew members and more.
- Later this month, KSC will host a launch viewing for the ULA Atlas V Starliner Orbital Flight Test and tickets for the experience are available now.