Kennedy Space Center Breaks Ground on Heroes and Legends Attraction
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One of the most exciting places to visit while in Florida is the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and travelers will have even more to be excited about with the groundbreaking Friday of the new Heroes and Legends attraction, to feature the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
According to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the new attraction, scheduled to open in 2016, was designed to help educate the next generation of astronauts about the history of NASA and space exploration.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place just a day before the 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction and featured many big-name guests. The construction project will also be taking place during the 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame.
NASA administrator Charlie Bolden released a statement about the expansion:
“As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, and the groundbreaking for Heroes and Legends featuring the new U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, we not only celebrate NASA's rich history but also look toward the future of space exploration. This attraction promises to bridge the gap between the trailblazers of the past and those who will write the next chapter of space travel.”
The new exhibit will not only be a celebration of the country’s pioneering astronauts, but also teach the younger guests about the thrills and dangers the earliest missions to space encountered. Guests can also learning about the nearly 100 men and women inducted in the Hall of Fame.
One of the most exciting additions in the Heroes and Legends exhibit is a 3D omnidirectional theater. The new theater will help make visitors feel like they’re floating in space by playing stunning videos and using vivid imagery.
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