Kennedy Space Center Blasts off With New Heroes & Legends Attraction

KSC Heroes and Legends NASA Cover

America's astronauts are being celebrated at the Kennedy Space Center with the all-new Heroes & Legends attraction dedicated to the inspiring spirit that has pioneered our space program for over half a century. Located only one small step from Orlando, you can now come face-to-face with the legends who have journeyed into the final frontier and the rockets that have taken them there.

Outer space is a constant reminder of humankind's unanswered questions; it takes a special kind of person to pursue answering those questions by boldly going where no man (or woman) has gone before. The new Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing at the Kennedy Space Center honors the men and women who have dedicated their lives to uncovering the mysteries of the universe we live in. Through the use of cutting-edge technology, the new exhibits take guests on an out-of-this-world journey that immerses them in an interactive storytelling experience they won't soon forget.

KSC Heroes and Legends Discovery Bay

As guests enter the Kennedy Space Center the first thing they'll encounter is a stunning 360-degreee discovery bay area. Here guests will immerse themselves in the expansive universe of all kinds of heroes. The What is a Hero? exhibit explores what defines a hero in our society and highlights the pioneer years of space exploration.

KSC Heroes and Legends 4D Theater

Through the Eyes of a Hero exhibit is a 4D multi-sensory theater experience that transports guests into the life of an astronaut. Guests will experience all the excitement, fear and awe of the first crewed space program missions.

KSC Heroes and Legends A Hero Is

A Hero Is... is an interactive exhibit inspired by the brave history-making astronauts that have all shared the nine key attributes of every hero; inspiration, curiosity, passion, tenacity, discipline, confidence, courage, principle and selflessness. Their stories are enhanced with memorabilia from the astronaut or the space program.

KSC Heroes and Legends Alan Shepard

The Hall of Fame features 93 of the most heroic astronauts. The entrance of the exhibit displays a life-sized statue of Alan Shepard, the first American to fly into space and the only Mercury astronaut to step foot on the moon. Guests will be able to capture a memento of their journey: a special photo opportunity that allows the guests to pose with the Mercury astronauts.

KSC Heroes and Legends Shuttle External Boosters

Through these various exhibits, guests will leave and enter a new world of space, heroes and timeless adventure.

Download the Visit Orlando Mobile App
Now there is a new way to put Orlando right at your fingertips. Download our free Mobile App for your personalized Orlando experience. It's the best way to navigate Orlando. Download it today from iTunes Store and Google Play.


Related Categories: Attractions & Theme Parks , Top Stories