Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now the only place on Earth where you can transport to Mars to live and work for the day on Mars Base 1. Set in a landscape of the future, Rookie Astronaut teams have the unique opportunity to manage the Base Operations Center on Mars, harvest vegetables in the Botany Lab, program robots to optimize solar energy intake and adapt to the challenges of thriving in the harsh Martian environment. BUY KENNEDY TICKETS
In the all new Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, train like the next generation of space explorers who will travel to Mars, and be transported to the red planet to live and work for the day. During ATX, hone your docking skills, navigate the Mars terrain and experience the sensation of conducting a spacewalk in a microgravity environment.
Mars Base 1 invites Rookie Astronauts to manage operations, harvest vegetables in the botany lab, and work through challenges of thriving in the harsh environment. It is an experience like no other on the planet.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex invites you to experience the all-new programs. Do not have enough time to do a full day program? Add a Training Stage to your day at the visitor complex
Train for weightlessness and conduct your own spacewalk in the microgravity simulator. You and your crew will work together in order to successfully complete a series of training challenges needed to set you on a path to Mars, all while in a frictionless environment. This training stage is for individuals or groups ages 10 and older. Trainees that are ages 10 – 17 will require a paying, participating adult.
MARS EXPLORATION SIMULATORS
Navigate the Martian surface! These full-motion simulations place you in the Commander and Pilot seats where you hone your skills and drive over the rough Mars terrain. You will also experience the sensation of walking on Mars through virtual reality. Nowhere else on Earth can you explore Mars quite like this. This training stage is for individuals and groups ages 10 and older. Trainees that are ages 10 – 17 will require a paying, participating adult.