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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is on the Hunt for Heroes: Tell Us Yours!

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is on the Hunt for Heroes
Public can submit videos through August 29, 2016 for possible inclusion in the new attraction
Kennedy Space Center – Cape Canaveral – July 19, 2016 – The way heroes are defined in the 21st Century is a focus of the new Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® attraction, scheduled to open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on November 11, 2016.  In a never-done-before initiative designed to more fully engage the visitor in their experience, the public is being asked to submit a video about a hero that has inspired them. Select video submissions will be featured alongside NASA’s most famous astronauts and celebrity ambassadors.
“Ask 15 different people the definition of a hero, and you’ll likely get 15 different answers,” said Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “And that’s exactly the point. What we want people to realize is that while we all have hero potential, all heroes share one common trait – they have all somehow made the world a better place through their actions. And that means they could be an astronaut, or a teacher, or a parent.”
Designed to provide the historical background and context for space exploration and the legendary men and women who pioneered our journey into space, Heroes & Legends will use engaging storytelling, cutting edge technology and interactive elements to introduce visitors to not just the heroes of the NASA space program, but the hero potential in themselves.
Entering is easy. Video submissions need to answer three questions:  Who is your hero, how did they inspire you, and what makes a hero? Once complete, videos can be posted on one of three social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #KSCHero. Or simply upload the video to
Guidelines and more details can be found at Deadline for entry is August 29, 2016.
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About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and many other exhibits. Opening 2016 is Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit
Twitter: @ExploreSpaceKSC
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Media Contacts:
Andrea Farmer,, 321-449-4318 or 321-223-1091
Lauren Eisele Walbert, Sandy Hillman Communications,, 410-616-8943