This week the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex kicked off the holiday season with the opening of its annual Holidays in Space show. This year, the show includes a glimpse into the future of space travel, a future Mars habitat, and pyrotechnics.
The custom space- and holiday-themed projection mapping show is set against the side of a Saturn 1B rocket. Last night’s opening crowd was reportedly enthralled with the view from a one-of-a-kind outdoor cinematic setting amid the visitor complex’s Rocket Garden.
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Also in the show are historic footage of actual launches, awe-inspiring views of earth and a breathtaking pyrotechnics display.
“Each year our Holidays in Space program features more surprise elements and enhancements in that we are sharing the incredible NASA story in a way that is not only exciting but also memorable,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
“This year’s show goes well beyond what guests have experienced in past years and is truly unforgettable.”
The Holidays in Space Show will run each night from now through January 1, 2017, with the exception of Dec. 25.
In addition to the nightly show, the visitor complex also is adorned for the holidays with a stunning array of decorations, including a 35-foot-tall holiday mosaic tree, illuminated shooting stars and the NASA insignia “dressed up” for the season.
For more information or to book a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events/events-calendar/2016/december/event-holidays-in-space-2016.