Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Space Shuttle With Month of Special Events

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout April, guests are
 invited to join Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in celebrating 20 years
 of space shuttle flight.
     April 12, 2001, marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of
 STS-1/Columbia, NASA's first space shuttle mission and the inception of a new
 era of space transportation and exploration. April's special events include:
 
      Saturday, April 7, 2001, 12:30 p.m. ONLY
      Astronaut Robert L. "Bob" Crippen, pilot of the nation's very first space
      shuttle mission, STS-1, will speak with guests at Kennedy Space Center
      Visitor Complex's Astronaut Encounter program.
 
      Crippen will answer guests' questions regarding his historic first
      flight, the early days of the shuttle program, and much more.
 
      April 1-30, 2001, 10:20 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. daily
      Special showing of  "Hail Columbia," a classic IMAX(R) film depicting the
      trials and triumphs of the heroic crew who rode this untested rocket into
      space, including Pilot Bob Crippen.
 
      April 1-30, 2001, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      "Salute to the Space Shuttle" Exhibit, IMAX Theater, West Wing
      Guests are invited to delve into the past, present and future of the
      space shuttle program with several interactive kiosks and games,
      including "Dock the Shuttle." Guests may also take photos in an
      authentic, space-flown mission specialist space shuttle seat.
 
     Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where
 guests may come face-to-face with an astronaut 364 days of the year. KSC
 Visitor Complex is open from 9 a.m. to approximately dusk every day except
 December 25 and certain launch days. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for
 children ages 3-11, and includes access to all exhibits, IMAX(R) space films
 and the KSC bus tour. The Visitor Complex is located 45 minutes east of
 Orlando, Fla. For more information, call 321/449-4444 or visit
 http://www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
 
     To receive our press releases electronically, please e-mail
 pblack@dncinc.com
 
 

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout April, guests are
 invited to join Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in celebrating 20 years
 of space shuttle flight.
     April 12, 2001, marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of
 STS-1/Columbia, NASA's first space shuttle mission and the inception of a new
 era of space transportation and exploration. April's special events include:
 
      Saturday, April 7, 2001, 12:30 p.m. ONLY
      Astronaut Robert L. "Bob" Crippen, pilot of the nation's very first space
      shuttle mission, STS-1, will speak with guests at Kennedy Space Center
      Visitor Complex's Astronaut Encounter program.
 
      Crippen will answer guests' questions regarding his historic first
      flight, the early days of the shuttle program, and much more.
 
      April 1-30, 2001, 10:20 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. daily
      Special showing of  "Hail Columbia," a classic IMAX(R) film depicting the
      trials and triumphs of the heroic crew who rode this untested rocket into
      space, including Pilot Bob Crippen.
 
      April 1-30, 2001, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      "Salute to the Space Shuttle" Exhibit, IMAX Theater, West Wing
      Guests are invited to delve into the past, present and future of the
      space shuttle program with several interactive kiosks and games,
      including "Dock the Shuttle." Guests may also take photos in an
      authentic, space-flown mission specialist space shuttle seat.
 
     Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where
 guests may come face-to-face with an astronaut 364 days of the year. KSC
 Visitor Complex is open from 9 a.m. to approximately dusk every day except
 December 25 and certain launch days. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for
 children ages 3-11, and includes access to all exhibits, IMAX(R) space films
 and the KSC bus tour. The Visitor Complex is located 45 minutes east of
 Orlando, Fla. For more information, call 321/449-4444 or visit
 http://www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
 
     To receive our press releases electronically, please e-mail
 pblack@dncinc.com
 
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