Volume II, Issue I
February 2017

  Camp KSC® Offers Kids a Universe of Learning and Fun - Coming off a successful Winter Break program, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has expanded its Camp KSC ® schedule for 2 through 9 graders that includes a three-day version during the 2017 spring break. Offered April 12 - 14, the program introduces campers to the elements of rocket propulsion and design, the history of NASA and the brilliant minds who made it all possible. Students will launch self-made rockets and perform a simulated space shuttle mission to deploy a satellite or to dock their payload with the International Space Station. Other activities include "training like an astronaut" in the Multi-Axis Trainer, climbing the micro-gravity wall and more. Starting in June, nine week-long sessions are available throughout the summer. For registration and more information about both spring and summer camps, click here.

Pictured above from L-R: Lowell Grissom, brother of Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Carly Grissom Sparks, granddaughter of astronaut Virgil " Gus" Grissom, Bonnie Baer, daughter of Ed White II, and Sheryl Chaffee, daughter of Roger Chaffee.

NASA Day of Remembrance - The Astronauts Memorial Foundation held a ceremony to honor the crews of space shuttle Challenger, space shuttle Columbia, and Apollo 1 on January 26, 2017. The NASA Day of Remembrance, held at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, paid tribute to the crews as well as other NASA astronauts who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. The family members of these men and women were also honored. For more information, click here .

Come Fly With Us
A new, small group tour available at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, "Fly With An Astronaut" features a behind-the-gates tour of Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Atlantis® and the Shuttle Launch Experience®, led by an astronaut guide. On February 10, former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain Winston Scott, will lead participants through iconic sites as he regales the group with stories of STS-72 Endeavour and STS-87 Columbia missions. Guests will also enjoy a catered lunch at the LC-39 Observation Gantry in the heart of historic Launch Complex 39. For more information, click here.


The Force is Strong at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex This February, Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is celebrating space in all its factual and fictional forms, by teaming up with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, to give one reader the chance to win an "out of this world" experience. From now through February 17, enthusiasts can enter The Ultimate "Out of This World" Sweepstakes for a once-in-a-lifetime, space-age adventure. The prize package is a trip to Florida April 13-16 for the four-day Star Wars Celebration. In addition to tickets for that event, winners receive tickets to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex including a VIP tour, an on-site meet and greet with bestselling author and space enthusiast Becky Chambers, and a complete library of Harper Voyager books, including a signed copy of A Closed and Common Orbit. Deluxe accommodations for two are provided at B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista as well as $500 towards airfare for the trip to Orlando. Visit http://harpervoyager.hc.com/starwars/ to enter.

For more information on these or other news items, contact Liz Feldman, lfeldman@hillmanpr.com or Lauren Walbert, lwalbert@hillmanpr.com. Photography often available by request.

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