Connor gazes up at Space Shuttle Atlantis
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03.15.2014

Connor gazes up at Space Shuttle Atlantis

Dreams do come true. Six-year old Connor Johnson, Denver, Colo., met with astronauts, trained like an astronaut, saw space vehicles and explored the future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on March 15, 2014.
 
In December 2013, Connor launched an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. Since the age of three, he has dreamed of becoming an astronaut to discover new worlds and asteroids.

Connor continued his dream of becoming an astronaut as a guest of the Visitor Complex. He and his family made their first visit to the space center to explore the hands-on activities and robot demonstrations at the Robot Rocket Rally, see the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, enjoy Lunch With An Astronaut, featuring space shuttle astronaut Sam Durrance and encounter the Astronaut Training Experience®, with space shuttle astronaut Mike McCulley.

Connor was amazed at the size and power of Space Shuttle Atlantis.


 
Connor with Darwin robot at Robot Rocket Rally
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03.15.2014

Connor with Darwin robot at Robot Rocket Rally

Dreams do come true. Six-year old Connor Johnson, Denver, Colo., met with astronauts, trained like an astronaut, saw space vehicles and explored the future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on March 15, 2014.
 
In December 2013, Connor launched an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. Since the age of three, he has dreamed of becoming an astronaut to discover new worlds and asteroids.
 
Connor continued his dream of becoming an astronaut as a guest of the Visitor Complex. He and his family made their first visit to the space center to explore the hands-on activities and robot demonstrations at the Robot Rocket Rally, see the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, enjoy Lunch With An Astronaut, featuring space shuttle astronaut Sam Durrance and encounter the Astronaut Training Experience®, with space shuttle astronaut Mike McCulley.
 
At the Robot Rocket Rally, Connor met DARwIn-OP, a miniature humanoid robot. 
Connor meets astronaut Sam Durrance
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03.15.2014

Connor meets astronaut Sam Durrance

Dreams do come true. Six-year old Connor Johnson, Denver, Colo., met with astronauts, trained like an astronaut, saw space vehicles and explored the future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on March 15, 2014.
 
In December 2013, Connor launched an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. Since the age of three, he has dreamed of becoming an astronaut to discover new worlds and asteroids.
 
Connor continued his dream of becoming an astronaut as a guest of the Visitor Complex. He and his family made their first visit to the space center to explore the hands-on activities and robot demonstrations at the Robot Rocket Rally, see the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, enjoy Lunch With An Astronaut, featuring space shuttle astronaut Sam Durrance and encounter the Astronaut Training Experience®, with space shuttle astronaut Mike McCulley.

Space shuttle astronaut Sam Durrance greeted Connor at the Space Shuttle Atlantis entrance.
Connor imagines life on the ISS
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03.15.2014

Connor imagines life on the ISS

Six-year old Connor Johnson, Denver, Colo., trained like an astronaut, saw space vehicles and explored the future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on March 15, 2014.

In December 2013, Connor launched an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. Since the age of three, he has dreamed of becoming an astronaut to discover new worlds and asteroids.

Connor continued his dream of becoming an astronaut as a guest of the Visitor Complex where he experienced what it might be like to work on the International Space Station (ISS) in a 1:5 scale model of an ISS module. 
Connor and KSC director Robert Cabana
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03.15.2014

Connor and KSC director Robert Cabana

Dreams do come true. Six-year old Connor Johnson, Denver, Colo., met with astronauts, trained like an astronaut, saw space vehicles and explored the future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on March 15, 2014. Connor continued his dream of becoming an astronaut as a guest of the Visitor Complex.

In December 2013, Connor launched an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. Since the age of three, he has dreamed of becoming an astronaut to discover new worlds and asteroids.

Today, NASA Kennedy Space Center Director and astronaut Robert Cabana presented a bolt from the International Space Station and mission patch to inspire the youngster during a ceremony held at the Rocket Garden.

 
Virtual Reality at Robot Rocket Rally
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03.14.2014

Virtual Reality at Robot Rocket Rally

Put on the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, and control an Atlas robot in a 3D world at the Robot Rocket Rally. Explore the fascinating world of robots at the Robot Rocket Rally, March 14-16, 2014, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. See examples of NASA-developed robots, discover how robotic technology is lending more than just a helping hand to benefit mankind, meeting working robots, hear from robotics experts and even operate a robot.
Robonaut 2 Demonstration
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03.14.2014

Robonaut 2 Demonstration

Robonaut 2 demonstrates its amazing dexterity to kids of all ages at the first ever Robot Rocket Rally. This humanoid robot was developed by NASA to assist astronauts in zero gravity. Explore the fascinating world of robots at the Robot Rocket Rally, March 14-16, 2014, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  See examples of NASA-developed robots, discover how robotic technology is lending more than just a helping hand to benefit mankind, meet working robots, hear from robotics experts and even operate a robot.
Robonaut 2
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03.14.2014

Robonaut 2

Meet Robonaut 2, a dexterous, humanoid robot developed by NASA to assist astronauts in zero gravity at the Robot Rocket Rally. Explore the fascinating world of robots at the Robot Rocket Rally, March 14-16, 2014, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. See examples of NASA-developed robots, discover how robotic technology is lending more than just a helping hand to benefit mankind, meeting working robots, hear from robotics experts and even operate a robot.