Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced special programs and events to celebrate the Artemis missions, which will return humans to the Moon.

(Kennedy Space Center)

(Kennedy Space Center)

What’s Happening:

  • Beginning on July 19, Guests visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex can check out special programs and events to celebrate the Artemis missions including scavenger hunts, dance parties, and more.
  • You can learn more about the events offered below, along with dates for specific astronaut discussions.

Artemis Scavenger Hunt

  • Guests can pick up a Mission Manual at the information desk or the Space Shop, answering questions about NASA’s next giant leap with visits to six information stations throughout the visitor complex, featuring short videos. Guests receive a sticker after selecting the right answer and can collect a Mission Success reward returning the completed manual to the Information desk.

Artemis Short Film Festival

  • Played daily under the Atlantis Pavilion, Guests can check out a series of short films exploring key elements of the upcoming Artemis missions, learning how the concept began and what the future holds for deep space travel.

“Artemis: From Shuttle to SLS”

  • Guests will learn from veteran astronauts how Artemis builds upon lessons learned from NASA’s legacies.
  • July 22 at 11:00 am – veteran astronaut Norm Thagard.
  • July 24 at 3:00 pm – veteran NASA astronaut Mike Mullane.

“Women in Space”

  • July 26 at 3:00 pm – Guests can learn about NASA”s plans and the influence former space programs have from veteran astronaut Nicole Stott. They’ll learn how her career started and how the science she helped develop is helping Artemis.

Live Virtual Talk

  • July 27 and 28 at 1:00 pm – Subject matter experts will hold a live, virtual chat from the Universe Theater to discuss how NASA plans to return to the Moon. Guests will listen to Artemis engineers, managers, and communicators as they provide updates during a Q&A session.

Artemis: Next Giant Leap Block Party

  • July 30 through August 1 – Guests can dance as a DJ spins out tunes beginning at 1:00 pm each day. Guests can also spot a wandering street performer showcasing science demonstrations and magic tricks.

What They’re Saying:

  • Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: “NASA’s Artemis missions are a great opportunity to engage and inspire our guests with a number of experiences around the visitor complex. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will continue to tell the history of the space program while educating the next generation of space explorers through entertaining and interactive exhibits, programs and special events.”
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