Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Presents Holidays In Space

 Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

All New Holidays in Space Laser Light Spectacle, 3D Projection

Mapping Wow Guests at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The annual Holidays in Space Celebration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has two new out-of-this-world additions that are stunning!

Guests at Holidays in Space now have the opportunity to see a 3D projection mapping presentation and a Holiday Laser Light Spectacular that may be visible to the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The 3D projection mapping presentation is being shown on the side of a 223-foot-long Saturn 1B rocket. Also called spatial augmented reality, this technology is used to project images onto irregularly shaped objects, such as bridges, buildings, and now, a rocket. 

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

In this remarkable presentation – a first at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – iconic NASA images, historic video footage, and custom animation bend around the contours and span every inch of one of America’s most powerful rockets, bringing to life the past, present and future of NASA’s space program like never before.

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

 

During the presentation that is shown every 15 minutes you can bounce along the lunar surface in a moon buggy then float along weightlessly with an astronaut on a spacewalk, see Shuttles burst from their launch pads, and watch as the modules of the International Space Station (ISS) seem to click together effortlessly before the focus shifts to the Red Planet and our future among the majesty of the stars. The 3D projection mapping presentation is part of Holidays in Space through Dec. 30.

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The new Holiday Laser Light Spectacular features an incredible music and laser light show that is visible in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. The green rays from the laser show may even be bright enough for crew aboard the ISS to see. The Holiday Laser Light Spectacular continues until Dec. 31.

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The laser pointed at the ISS just outside of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit.

The Visitor Complex previously unveiled an all-new Holiday Rocket Garden Light Show, which takes place daily through Jan. 4 in the ever-popular Rocket Garden, a Visitor Complex hallmark. The outdoor garden features a majestic collection of real and replica capsules and rockets, soaring 80, 90, and 100 feet into the sky, demonstrating how manned space flight progressed through the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo eras.

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The Visitor Complex is adorned for the holiday season with a stunning array of decorations including a 41-foot Christmas tree, a giant NASA ornament, garlands, lights, ribbons, bows and more.

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Many astronauts have told us that they have felt no greater sense of peace and hope for humankind than when looking down on the blue marble of Earth from space,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of the Visitor Complex. “Through these truly unique celebrations, we hope to share that incredible feeling with all our guests this holiday season.”

All holiday activities are included with Visitor Complex admission; no advance reservations are required. Light shows begin at dusk each day.

Holidays in Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

A trip to Holidays in Space at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a great trip for families during Holiday Break from school, because you can spend the day taking in the wonderful Atlantis Exhibit and the nighttime spectaculars and still get home in time for a regular bedtime.

Don’t wait another day to “unwrap” this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration! As you’ll soon see, the vastness of our universe lies in the palm of your hand when you visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Holidays in Space. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s holiday hours of operation are: December 27-January 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Space Shuttle Atlantis Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Shuttle Launch Experience®, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space®:  Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. 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 $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

 

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Orlando Predators 2015 Season Schedule

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Orlando Predators Announce 2015 Season Schedule

Home games include the return to Amway Center on March 29 and a match-up against former owner Brett Bouchy’s LA KISS

The Orlando Predators today announced its schedule for the 2015 Arena Football League season.

The 18-game schedule features nine home games with eight Saturday evening games and one Sunday afternoon game.

The team kicks off its 24th season with its return to the Amway Center on Sunday, March 29, against the Philadelphia Soul. It is the team’s first game back at the Amway Center after playing last season in the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida.

This season also marks the first full season under new owner, Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, who acquired the team in July.

“The Orlando Predators will finally be back home in Downtown Orlando at the Amway Center,” said Siegel. “This season, we’re going to deliver a product the Orlando community will be excited to support and will proudly represent our city and fans.”

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“We’re excited to announce the dates for our first season under our new ownership,” said Orlando Predators President Jared Saft. “We can’t wait to welcome all of our new and returning fans back to start a new chapter in this franchise’s storied history.”

This season’s home games feature a rematch of last year’s American Conference Championship against the Cleveland Gladiators on May 2 and a visit from in-state rival Jacksonville Sharks on August 1. The “War on I-4” returns when the Predators host the Tampa Bay Storm on May 16 and for the regular season finale, August 8.

In Week 4, the Predators will host a match-up against the LA KISS, the expansion team launched last season by KISS band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and former Predators owner Brett Bouchy. Bouchy was an owner of the Predators for 15 years before leaving in 2013 to launch the LA KISS. The LA KISS was the subject of the AMC reality TV series 4th and Loud.

Tough road match-ups include a visit to division opponent New Orleans VooDoo in Week 3 and a trip to face the three-time defending champion Arizona Rattlers in Week 13.

Season ticket packages start at $99 and are available at www.orlandopredators.com/season-tickets. Packages up to $2,400 offer exclusive benefits such as a vacation at Westgate Las Vegas or Westgate River Ranch, invitations to player meet-and-greet-events at Westgate Resorts properties, access to team practices, complimentary drinks in the Fields Ultimate Lounge and complimentary parking in the GEICO Garage.

The Orlando Predators 2015 Season Schedule:

Week Date Time Opponent
1 Sunday, March 29 2 p.m. vs Philadelphia Soul
2 Saturday, April 4 7 p.m. at Jacksonville Sharks
3 Saturday, April 11 8 p.m. at New Orleans VooDoo
4 Saturday, April 18 7 p.m. vs LA KISS
5 Saturday, April 25 10 p.m. at Spokane Shock
6 Saturday, May 2 7 p.m. vs Cleveland Gladiators
7 Friday, May 8 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Soul
8 Saturday, May 16 7 p.m. vs Tampa Bay Storm
9 Saturday, May 23 7 p.m. vs Portland Thunder
10 Friday, May 29 7 p.m. at Cleveland Gladiators
11 Saturday, June 6 7 p.m. at Jacksonville Sharks
12 Saturday, June 13 7 p.m. vs Philadelphia Soul
13 Saturday, June 20 9 p.m. at Arizona Rattlers
14 Saturday, June 27 7 p.m. vs New Orleans VooDoo
15 Bye Week
16 Saturday, July 11 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Storm
17 Saturday, July 18 7 p.m. at Cleveland Gladiators
18 Bye Week
19 Saturday, Aug. 1 7 p.m. vs Jacksonville Sharks
20 Saturday, Aug. 8 7 p.m. vs Tampa Bay Storm

 

For more information and specific times, please visit www.orlandopredators.com.

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ABOUT THE ORLANDO PREDATORS

The 2014 South Division Champion Orlando Predators enter their 24th season as Central Florida’s most exciting andinnovative professional sports franchise. Proud members of the Arena Football League, the Predators have achievedunprecedented success on the field. Orlando has advanced to the AFL playoffs a league-leading 22 times in their history while securing seven conference championships, including two ArenaBowl Championship victories in 1998 and 2000.

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