BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s new attraction on space exploration will officially open to the public next month.

What You Need To Know

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open its new attraction next month

  • Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex will debut June 15

  • The attraction will focus on space exploration and feature exhibits and interactive displays

"​​Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex" will debut June 15, the complex announced Friday.

Spectrum News took a hard hat tour of the facility last December to see how construction was progressing.

The attraction, which was initially expected to open in the spring, will feature exhibits and interactive displays that give visitors a chance to learn about present and future space travel efforts.

Inside the multi-level attraction, visitors will be able to take one of four journeys through space in the Spaceport KSC motion theater experience. The different locations include Mars, Horsehead Nebula, Jupiter and Saturn.

It will also feature SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster, which hangs from the ceiling of the attraction’s exhibit space.

Gateway joins other attractions at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex such as the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Rocket Garden, Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Planet Play area.


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