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Celebrate 50 Years in Space this Fall

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (October 9, 2007) – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating NASA’s 50 Years in Space with the inaugural World Space Expo and the first-ever Kennedy Space Center Fall Concert Series in November. Five weekends of activities are planned to celebrate five awe-inspiring decades of space exploration.
World Space Expo kicks-off the celebration with festivities scheduled Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. World Space Expo is four days of discovery to celebrate mankind’s 50 years in space. Experience the thrill and power of America’s flight capability in a weekend air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the new F-22 Raptor, F-15 Eagle, F-18 Super Hornet, 920th Rescue Wing and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.
Hear from Astronauts John Glenn, Scott Carpenter and a host of other space pioneers in the World Space Amphitheater. View rarely-seen artifacts including an actual Russian Vostok space capsule, and displays of today’s space program at the Space Florida Commercial Space Pavilion. Celebrate NASA’s 50th anniversary with special displays and interactive activities at the NASA Pavilion. World Space Expo is co-sponsored by Space Florida and Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. 
Specially-priced advance tickets are now on sale through Sunday, October 21 and can be purchased on-line at   Admission to World Space Expo, including regular admission to the Visitor Complex, is available at a special pre-event price of $28 plus tax for adults and $18 plus tax for children 3-11 years. This represents a $10 savings on Visitor Complex admission and allows for one day admission between November 1-4, 2007.
The second celebration weekend launches thefirst-ever Fall Concert Series at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, November 10. The stars will be shining as the 1970’s rock band “Kansas” opens the series with a live, outdoor concert in the Visitor Complex’s iconic Rocket Garden. Live concerts are scheduled every Saturday afternoon for four weeks through December 1.
Concert Schedule:
Saturday, November 10, 2007 – Kansas
Saturday, November 17, 2007 – Josh Gracin
Saturday, November 24, 2007 – Lou Gramm, Lead Singer of Foreigner
Saturday, December 1, 2007 – RPM: Rock & Pop Masters
The live, outdoor concerts are included with regular admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. To purchase tickets for the Fall Concert Series, visit or call 321-449-4400.
The four-weekend Fall Concert Series is free to Commander’s Club Annual Passholders. World Space Expo activities and events held at the Visitor Complex are included with the Commander’s Club Annual Pass. The Aerial Salute to 50 Years in Space air show on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 is $15 for Annual Passholders, to cover transportation to the NASA Causeway. For more information or to purchase a Commander’s Club Annual Pass visit or call 321-449-4400. Commander’s Club Annual Passes may also be purchased at the gate.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. The Visitor Complex is open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. Admission includes the new Shuttle Launch Experience, Kennedy Space Center Tour, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, all exhibits, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft, simulator rides and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut mementos. Admission is $38 + tax for adults and $28 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $50 + tax for adults and $35 + tax for children ages 3-11.  For more information, call 321-449-4444 or visit