Shuttle Launch Experience
Space Florida (FSA) provided $40 million of conduit debt to assist in the financing
of the construction of a Shuttle Launch Experience located at the Kennedy Space
Center Visitors Complex. The debt will be repaid from a percentage of ticket sales
Opened in May 2007, the Shuttle Launch Experience design team, veteran NASA astronauts
and renowned attraction experts, created this authentic experience by deploying
sophisticated motion technology, special effects seats, and high fidelity visual
and audio presentations. The unique experience immerses visitors in the sights,
sounds, and sensations of launching into space on board a space shuttle.
This new attraction has enjoyed overwhelming success and has significantly increased
the number of visitors to Kennedy Space Center. The Shuttle Launch Experience manages
to entertain as well as educate visitors about the space program’s history
as well as its present and future.