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A Universe of Fall Flavors at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as ‘Taste of Space’ Returns September 30 to November 6

From Sept. 30 – Nov. 6, 2022, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is once again offering a new menu of mouth-watering drinks, dips, desserts and soups at the Taste of Space food festival. Plus, guests can look forward to festive after-hours events, including the 2nd Annual Taste of Space “Marstini” Shake-Off contest and more.

Taste of Space: Fall Bites! will take place at several eateries throughout the visitor complex. New this year is Space Bowl Bistro at Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex®, where guests can indulge in the fall flavors of a cranberry smoothie. The Orbit Cafe will feature a delicious cheesy potato casserole with an artisan bratwurst, a black forest cupcake and a citrus gelatin dessert with a lemon foam topping, served in a mini beer tankard. Guests also can enjoy a hearty bowl of beer cheese soup topped with crunchy bacon and served with a fresh pretzel, or pumpkin cheesecake at Moon Rock Cafe. For more dessert, Milky Way will offer a delicate and delicious apple blossom pastry with caramel drizzle.
Guests who add the Chat with an Astronaut enhancement to their regular admission can indulge in beer cheese dip with a fresh pretzel. Local brews will also be available for purchase inside Planet Play.
Taste of Space: Fall Bites! is included with regular admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. 

Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Taste of Space Marstini Shake-Off event will take place on October 7, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Recommended for guests 21+, the Marstini Shake-Off promises a smorgasbord of both liquids and solids that showcase the flavors of the season. Participants will cheer on local bartenders from Playalinda Brewing Company: Brix Project, Third Culture Kitchen, The Space Bar and Jack & Harry’s as they create their version of the perfect Marstini. Guests can sample drinks and then vote for their favorites. Stroll through various culinary stations featuring special fall menus designed to complement the liquid libations while mingling with veteran NASA astronauts and other special guests. Tickets for the Taste of Space Marstini Shake-Off are $159 per person + tax, and are available for purchase online at

A new finale event will take place this year on November 4. Details will be announced soon.
Taste of Space allows our chefs to really get creative and show off their expertise and artistry,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “Every day, we offer an excellent menu of inspiration, knowledge, entertainment and fun. During Taste of Space, we add a new universe of culinary creations that are sure to be out of this world!”

For more information about Taste of Space, and to purchase tickets for the Marstini Shake-Off, click here.