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Kennedy Space Center adds Fireworks Show to Survivor Concert

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (October 10, 2008) – Celebrating 50 years of NASA, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is hosting three weeks of fun-filled live concerts with the music of America's space eras. The 2008 Fall Concert Series features music from the 60's, 70's and 80's, spanning the time of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs.

Headlining opening weekend on Saturday, October 18 is Survivor at 7:00 p.m., the Grammy Award winning signature American rock band best known for its 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger." Big Head Johnny and the Eskimos and RockIT, two bands featuring Kennedy Space Center employees, will also perform beginning at 3:00 p.m. A fireworks show will light up the skies over the Rocket Garden following the Survivor concert. The fireworks presentation is sponsored in part by Bay Fireworks of Farmingdale, New York.

Rock to classic anthems of some of America's favorite bands as the concert series continues. The Guess Who, the band that became Canada's first international rock music superstars, will take the Rocket Garden stage on Saturday, October 25. The outdoor concert on Saturday, November 1, will feature Rick Springfield, most famous for the 1981 #1 single "Jessie's Girl."

Concert Schedule:
October 18, 2008 – Survivor at 7:00 p.m.
October 25, 2008 – The Guess Who at 5:00 p.m.
November 1, 2008 – Rick Springfield at 5:00 p.m.

The live, festival-style outdoor concerts are included with regular admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The three-weekend Fall Concert Series is free to Commander's Club Annual Passholders. Annual Passholders will also receive free admission to the second annual Space & Air Show at Kennedy Space Center November 8 and 9, 2008, highlighted by the precision and power of the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels. To purchase tickets for the Fall Concert Series or a Commander's Club Annual Pass, visit or call 321-449-4400. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission includes the Fall Concert Series, 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 memorabilia. 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 $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 321-449-4400 or visit