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.

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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, 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


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Author: Shelley

When she isn't chasing her chihuahuas, daughter, or cheering for her Hokies you can find Shelley On the Go in the Central Florida Area and on-air with WDBO News 96.5 on Friday evenings!

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