Star Trek: The Exhibition opens Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The traveling show of Star Trek props, costumes, exhibits and replicas joins the already running Star Trek Live stage show and more events as part of KSC’s "Sci-Fi Summer." More details below.
Go Boldly to Sci-Fi Summer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
First Southeast Appearance of Star Trek®: The Exhibition
Kennedy Space Center, Fla. (June 10, 2011) – Experience the maiden voyage of Sci-Fi Summer: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will launch Sci-Fi Summer on June 11, 2011, a celebration of the last 50 years of human spaceflight and science fiction during this limited-time exhibition. Sci-Fi Summer blends the technology, innovation and exploration of NASA with the adventures of Star Trek, one of the most popular science fiction television programs worldwide.
Sci-Fi Summer, sponsored by Mad Science®, TripAlertz.com and XCOR Aerospace, features STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, STAR TREK LIVE, Star Trek Shuttlecraft Simulator Adventure and more than $300,000 in prizes June 11 through September 5. Guests will have the opportunity to win a trip to space in the Launch of a Lifetime Sweepstakes. Also appearing at Sci-Fi Summer is B9, known as the “Robot” from the 1965 television series “Lost in Space” and Max Q, a talking robot who introduces guests to groundbreaking achievements of robots in the exploration of the universe.
“Sci-Fi Summer weaves science fiction elements with powerful stories of real-life space exploration for a dynamic experience,” said John Stine, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “By coupling the awe-inspiring reality of human spaceflight as presented by the Visitor Complex with STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, the future possibilities of traveling among the stars are presented to inspire the young and young at heart to support the exploration of space.”
Original Star Trek bridge replica at Star Trek: The Exhibition opening at Kennedy Space Center
Appearing for the first time in the southeast, STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, from EMS Exhibits, Inc., is an interactive exhibit of authentic Star Trek artifacts from the past 45 years, featuring one-of-a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature film. Together these components offer Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science fiction franchise in history. Go deep within the Star Trek universe to discover the history of this ground-breaking series and a recreation of the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge from the original series, where visitors may sit in the command chair of Star Trek’s most famous captain: James T. Kirk. Sit in the Captain’s chair, see the actual props and costumes used in the TV series’ and films, and enjoy one-of-a-kind displays, including Engineering and Sick Bay replica
sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation, interactive kiosks, rare photo opportunities and unique adventures.
Mad Science’s STAR TREK LIVE, based on the popular science-fiction franchise, is a thrilling journey for audiences of all ages. Special effects, audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology take everyone on an unforgettable journey through the Star Trek universe. STAR TREK LIVE introduces a world of discovery by combining science with entertainment to teach and encourage scientific literacy. In the show, the audience portrays new Starfleet cadets assembled for the first day at the Starfleet Academy led by its best and brightest. The new cadets will have to learn quickly the intricacies of living and working in space, modern space travel and the latest in communication and technology.
Star Trek Live performing all summer at Kennedy Space Center
Resistance is futile onboard the Star Trek Shuttlecraft Adventure Simulator. The Borg are back and they are after mankind. The adventure begins onboard the Starfleet Shuttlecraft Hawking on a mission to save Earth from Borg assimilation. The mission: deliver a captured data node to Tranquility Base on the moon.
Visitors can enter the Launch of a Lifetime Sweepstakes to win a trip to space, sponsored by TripAlertz.com and XCOR Aerospace. Two individual tickets will be drawn for a suborbital trip aboard the XCOR Aerospace Lynx Mark 1 with space shuttle astronaut Colonel Rick Searfoss as the pilot, including space flight training. Each package includes round trip airline tickets for each grand prize winner and a guest, five night hotel accommodations, six day rental car, select meals and special activities. Prize drawings of merchandise from The Space Shop, admission tickets, Special Interest Tours and Lunch With an Astronaut tickets will be held daily for registered guests. To register for the trip to space and daily prize drawings, guests may complete a Sci-Fi Summer Mission Log. The Mission Log serves as a Sci-Fi Summer keepsake and highlights key moments in science fiction and science fact, and an area map of Sci-Fi Summer displays and activity locations. Eight trivia questions about
Star Trek and NASA/Kennedy Space Center must be answered to be eligible for daily prizes and the trip to space drawing.
For more information about Sci-Fi Summer, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com/sci-fi-summer or call 877-313-2610.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. The Visitor Complex is open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, STAR TREKTM LIVE, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, open from noon until 6:00 p.m. daily. Parking, wheelchairs, strollers and pet kennels are free of charge. Admission is $43 + tax for adults and $33 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $56 + tax for adults and $46 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com
Shuttle Launch Experience – one of the many things to do at The Kennedy Space Center