Gateway 17 June

The Deep Space Launch Complex arrives at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

 A F-104 Starfighter flyby kick started the grand opening of Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Jerry Jacobs, CEO at Delaware North, Janet Petro, director of Kennedy Space Center and Therrin Protze, chief operating officer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, pushed a ceremonial red button to officially welcome guests and invite them to a first glimpse inside the new, 50,000-square-foot attraction.

With a focus on the present and future of collaborative space exploration, guests to Gateway can experience the interstellar travel of tomorrow while celebrating everything happening right now within the space program. Through education, atmospheric effects and a motion theater experience, guests see, hear and feel what it’s like to travel in space. It features a showcase of NASA and commercial spacecraft hardware as well as the spaceport of the future, Spaceport KSC.

“Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex is a bold new attraction where guests will personally experience NASA’s next giant leap and beyond, highlighting all the excitement within the space industry,” said Protze.

www.kennedyspacecenter.com


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