Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: NASA’s Innovation Expo

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

NASA’s Innovation Expo Coming to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex October 16 and 17

 

For the first time, NASA is allowing public access to its Innovation Expo, to be held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Oct. 16 and 17.

Guests can discover what it takes to foster innovative ideas during the expo, which features: a series of inspiring presentations by space experts from around the country; a prototype of the cutting-edge Robonaut, who is currently assisting astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS); and a showcase of NASA’s six campaigns currently in motion. Those campaigns include:

  • Earth Right Now: Your planet is changing. We’re on it.
  • International Space Station: Off the Earth, for the Earth.
  • Mars: Join us on the journey.
  • Technology: Technology drives exploration.
  • Aeronautics: NASA is with you when you fly.
  • Solar System and Beyond: We’re out there.

The Innovation Expo will comprise more than 33 exhibits and companies, including models of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, an inflatable planetarium, NASA Aeronautics, Ground Systems Development & Operations, Canaveral National Seashore, Swamp Works, United Launch Alliance, Sierra Nevada, International Space Station, The Boeing Company, Maven, Glass Wall and many more.

Throughout both days, guests have the opportunity to chat with the best and brightest from NASA, including specialists Dr. Weiping Yu, Clara Wright, William Little, Jeff Wolfe, Griffin Lunn, Caley Burke, Jackie Quinn and Luke Roberson.

Several other space experts will appear at NASA Central during the expo, including:

  • Astronaut Nicole Stott
  • Alex Menzies, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Kunal Patel, Orlando Indie Galactic Space Jam
  • Phil Metzger, planetary physicist
  • Sarita Shah, innovation/creativity/strategy consulting
  • Dr. Abram Walton, Florida Institute of Technology professor of management and innovation
  • Chad Brown, NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Johnny Bohmer, founder of Performance Power

NASA’s Innovation Expo is included in daily admission to the visitor complex.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Fly With an astronaut

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, Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey To Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. 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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The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure To Debut LEGOLAND Florida

The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure LEGOLAND Florida

‘The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure’ Takes Awesome To A New Level Exclusively to LEGOLAND Florida January 2016!

An exciting new plot, some of the original voices from The LEGO Movie mixed with 4D effects make for an interactive guest experience

Merlin Entertainments is partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group to bring a new 4D animated film featuring the popular characters from The LEGO Movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S, to guests at LEGOLAND Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers around the world starting in January 2016!

‘The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure’ is premiering at LEGOLAND Florida Resort on January 29, 2016, followed by LEGOLAND California Resort on February 6, with the film continuing to roll out at LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Deutschland and LEGOLAND Malaysia. Shortly after, guests at the 11 LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in North America, Asia, and Europe will get to experience this thrilling new adventure.

Written by Adam Pava (writer of “The Boxtrolls”) and co-written and directed by Rob Schrab (director of the sequel to “The LEGO Movie” debuting in 2018) “The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” is bringing back some of the original voices including Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Alison Brie (Unikitty), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard) and Charlie Day (Benny) and will introduce a new villain, “Risky Business,” voiced by Patton Oswalt.

The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure LEGOLAND Florida

“The LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure” follows a new journey for Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, Benny and MetalBeard after they receive a mysterious invitation leading them to a new theme park  where all of the rides are based on the characters’ adventures in “The LEGO Movie.” But not all is as it seems as the heroes are once again thrust into the middle of an evil secret plot, only this time, it will be up to the audience to use their Master Builder skills to help save them! Using elements such as wind, water, smoke and special lighting effects, the larger-than-life experience brings the film’s main characters, Emmet and Wyldstyle, back together with their friends for another awesome adventure.

 

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