Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates Apollo 13 Anniversary

 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

On the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 13, Remember Its Trials and Triumphs at

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise Talks about His Experience on the Famous Mission As Part of Visitor Complex’s ‘Tell Me A Story’ Video Series

April 11 marks the 45th anniversary of the harrowing and heroic Apollo 13 mission, the third mission to land on the moon that became a daring mission to bring three brave astronauts home to Earth. An oxygen tank exploded, leaving the crew without electricity and water – 200,000 miles from Earth. They were forced to orbit the moon without landing and return to Earth. That mission – Apollo 13 – was at the same time one of NASA’s biggest trials and one of its greatest triumphs. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the ideal destination for an immersive experience into the legendary Apollo program, including Apollo 13.

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The Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is dedicated to the Apollo program and home to a treasure trove of Apollo equipment and memorabilia. Items from Apollo 13 are housed at the Apollo/Saturn V Center including Commander Jim Lovell’s flight suit, his Command Service Module Rescue Book and Spacesuit Repair Kit. An actual Lunar Module on display is similar to the Apollo 13 Lunar Module, and the focal point of the Center is a majestic 363-foot long Saturn V moon rocket, the workhorse of the Apollo program. Kennedy Space Center also was the launch site for Apollo 13, as well as all the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle missions.

Just in time for the 45th anniversary, Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise talks about his experience aboard Apollo 13 here in the latest addition to the Visitor Complex’s “Tell Me A Story” video series.

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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, the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey to Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space®:  Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. 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. The 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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SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium Welcomes First Group of Fish with Open Arms (and Fins)

Photo courtesy of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Photo courtesy of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

School’s in for the Summer: First Group of Fish Arrive at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

School’s in for the summer as @sealifeorlando welcomes the first group of fish to the aquarium

 

From Angelfish to Porkfish, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium has welcomed the first group of colorful fish and marine animals to the 25,000 square-foot aquarium attraction.

Photo courtesy of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Photo courtesy of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Opening May 4, the immersive, one-of-a-kind aquarium experience will eventually be home to more than 5,000 sea animals from the oceans and waters of the world. After each group arrives, the fish and marine life are acclimated to the aquarium waters before moving into one of 32 display habitats. The first grouping features a variety of smaller sea animals, including Everglades Pygmy Sunfish, Butterflyfish and Triggerfish, Moray Eels and several sea snakes such as the Yellow Ratsnake and Rough Green Snake, to name a few.

“The fish and sea animal arrival is a huge milestone for our aquarium,” said Steve Blair, Curator, for SEA LIFE Orlando. “Once our smaller animals are acclimated to their new environments, we’ll get the chance for their larger neighbors, such as rays and sharks, to move into the SEA LIFE neighborhood in a few weeks.”

Photo courtesy of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Photo courtesy of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Guests will have the chance to come nose-to-nose with many different sea creatures through a variety of display habitats, cold water rock pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling aquariums, and walk through 360-degree and 180-degree clear acrylic tunnels.

For more information on SEA LIFE Orlando, or to purchase tickets, go to Visit SeaLife.com/Orlando.

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About SEA LIFE Orlando

Opening May 4, 2015, SEA LIFE Orlando is an immersive, one-of-kind aquarium experience that allows marine life enthusiasts to experience the magical world beneath our oceans of the world with interactive touch pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures. The 25,000-square foot aquarium attraction will be home to colorful fish, sharks, sea horses, sting rays, jellies, sea turtles and much more.

SEA LIFE provides a glimpse of the diversity of marine life, while also playing an active role in animal and environmental conservation. Visitors will see strong evidence of the Breed, Rescue and Protect program with activities around the world, and new projects developed locally, as well as educational initiatives, including guest lectures and talks.

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium chain and SEA LIFE Orlando is the 50th location aquarium launched in the world and the 8th in the U.S. SEA LIFE Orlando is located at 8337 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, inside I-Drive 360, the entertainment and dining complex which is the home of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel and celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando. For more information, go to www.visitsealife.com/orlando.

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