Shuttle Launch Experience

Space Florida 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 revenues.

Project Details

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.

Impacts

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.