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Canaveral, FL – October 2019 / Newsmaker Alert / A new event at Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex will introduce visitors to rarely-seen
artwork from NASA’s archives, as well as space-themed short films and signature
eats from local food trucks. “Taste
of Space” is scheduled to take place October 19 – 20 from 11 a.m.|–|4
p.m. both days. Designed to highlight the myriad cultural aspects of space
exploration, the event will feature local food trucks, treasures from NASA’s
art collection, interactive art stations, real-time art creation by acclaimed
artist Derek Gores and the Mars Short Film Festival featuring four award-winning
marriage of art and science is something we don’t often have the chance
to exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, so we’re excited to
offer the Taste of Space event to our visitors,” said Therrin Protze, chief
operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “As always, we
are hopeful that these opportunities will inspire the next generation of
Space Center Visitor Complex will host a unique collection of food trucks
and beverage options, all located behind Orbit Cafe near the Atlantis Pavilion.
VIP Leaded tickets include two (2) Space Bucks for food items, and
two (2) alcoholic beverage tickets for $45. VIP Unleaded tickets
include two (2) Space Bucks for food items for $35. All VIPs will have
access to a reserved seating area with a beverage station including complimentary
non-alcoholic drinks, and will receive a Taste of Space pin.
Bucks can also be purchased separately at $7 per food item.
with daily admission, NASA’s Artwork Archives will be on display
in Space Shuttle Atlantis®, and will include pieces from Andy Warhol,
Annie Leibovitz and more. Six art cases located throughout the building
will be filled with 20 unique space-themed pieces. Interactive art stations
for adults and children will feature activities like creating a paper rocket,
tin foil hats, and ornament painting.
Gores, a local artist internationally recognized for his unique work,
will be onsite both days of the event. Guests will delight in watching
Gores create an original art piece for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,
celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 mission. Anyone
with Apollo 12 photos, mementos or documents to include in Derek’s commemorative
collage artwork is encouraged to submit via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
using #Apollo12Art. Deadline for submission is Monday, October 14.
included with daily admission, The Mars Short Film Festival will
feature four award-winning films on the North Lawn. The acclaimed short
films, which received high praise from former astronaut Nicole Scott and
Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, each
have a connection to space. Played back-to-back at the top of the hour
beginning at 11 a.m. with the final showing at 4 p.m., the films include:
Rendezvous with Mars, Morning Blue, Nomadic Cloud, and 92Mars.
more information about Taste of Space, and to purchase tickets click
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S.
space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational
activities. This includes the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which features an
actual Saturn V Moon rocket, and was recently upgraded and expanded in
celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and Moon landing.
Also included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S.
Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, the Kennedy Space Center
Bus Tour, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®,
3D space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted,
Science on a Sphere®, and the Rocket Garden. Add-on experiences available
for an additional fee include the new Astronaut Training Experience®
Exploring with Lockheed Martin, Cosmic Quest, Dine With an Astronaut and
special interest bus tours. 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 $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children
ages 3 – 11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes
starting at $82 + tax for adults and $67 + tax for children ages 3 – 11.
For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
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