NASA's Kennedy Space Center will celebrate 25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope, the first of NASA's great space observatories, with three days of planned activities for space enthusiasts of all ages. From April 24-26 Visitor Complex guests can participate in free special activities and events, including:
- A high-tech projection mapping show featuring 200 of Hubble's most iconic images;
- Participate in a host of fun and hands-on education and activity stations for all ages including a full-scale Hubble replica, portable planetarium shows, 3D printing, infrared light simulation, a flight through the universe, simulations of Hubble's focus and accuracy, a scale replica of NASA's next-generation space telescope, and more;
- Experience Hubble's trials and triumphs brought to life on a five-story IMAX screen, and
- Expand your mind with presentations and question-and-answer sessions with NASA scientists, astronomers, astrophysicists and astronauts, including Dr. Sam Durrance, Dr. Eric B. Ford, Dr. Lisa Mazzuca and Dr. Weipeing Yu.
Kennedy Space Center is also offering the Hubble After Hours Adventure, an exclusive experience, available for purchase as a separately ticketed event on April 24. The one-of-a-kind experience will include a two-day ticket to the Visitor Complex; the opportunity to see the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Apollo/Saturn V Center; stargazing with some of Central Florida's foremost experts on planetary science; a host of hands-on Hubble-related activities; a question-and-answer session with veteran NASA astronaut and astro-geophysicist, Dr. Sam Durrance; a buffet dinner and commemorative souvenir items. Tickets are limited for this exclusive event and must be purchased in advance.