CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Thursday previewed plans for a new attraction that focuses on the latest innovations in space exploration.
« Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex ”is already under construction and is due to open in March. will provide an immersive experience with a collection of modern spacecraft, 4D motion theater and unique launch observation opportunities.
Chief Operating Officer Therrin Protze credits the Space Center’s partnership with SpaceX for making possible some of the displays that are available .
Thank you for participating in today’s Facebook LIVE event! We are very excited to announce our newest attraction, Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, which is scheduled to open in March 2022.
This attraction is about the future of collaborative space exploration and includes a presentation of NASA and commercial space hardware with beautiful displays and a « journey » through space.
Stay tuned for more information, which will be released shortly!
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â ???? This is about the next and the future of NASA and the commercial crew and all the big companies that come to the Space Coast come to really highlight the next chapter in space explorationâ ???? said Protze.
The 50,000 square meter attraction will not only show visitors real space-flown artifacts and models in their original size, but also offer interactive experiences that simulate a journey through space.
The former NASA- Astronaut Bruce Melnick was there for a behind-the-scenes tour on Thursday. He says the experience is different from any other.
â ???? There is no room without weightlessness or something like that ????? said Melnick. « But to experience the simulation we have here and the fact that we can fully immerse ourselves in the simulators, » this is about as close as possible. ?
The roof of Gateway will have its own telescope that can be used for take-off and landing observations. It will also be available for special occasions.
« There are great things that happen on the Space Coast that are worth highlighting, » said Protze. « We want to show you that now, and we can’t wait to show you the finished product. »
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