Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex

The exhilaration of a successful deep space mission. The dedication and smarts it takes to launch. The amazing fact that we humans can accomplish such visionary things. Our two interactives at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex put visitors in command of an experience that delivers the rush of it all.

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The Robotic Space Explorers Wall

Satellites personify the hopes and dreams of deep space exploration. In this exhibit we bring the ingenuity, uniqueness, and hidden delights of these orbiting wonders down to earth. Bespoke scoring, full-body gestural interaction, and the surprise of hidden easter eggs create a playful, multisensory experience that inspires visitors who knew nothing about satellites to leave with a favorite.

Satellite Deep Dives

As visitors approach the 30’ x 9’ wall, their gestures appear in star-filled silhouettes that highlight each planet, spacecraft, and asteroid they pass. Touchscreen monitors display the unique history and mission of each satellite. Visitors can launch any satellite from these kiosks onto the wall and watch its trajectory unlock more mission facts and trigger some wonderfully unexpected animations. It’s a total mind-body experience that emphasizes discovery and resists screen fatigue.

RL10 Engine

As visitors approach the 30’ x 9’ wall, their gestures appear in star-filled silhouettes that highlight each planet, spacecraft, and asteroid they pass. Touchscreen monitors display the unique history and mission of each satellite. Visitors can launch any satellite from these kiosks onto the wall and watch its trajectory unlock more mission facts and trigger some wonderfully unexpected animations. It’s a total mind-body experience that emphasizes discovery and resists screen fatigue.

This interactive game gives visitors the chance to bring an actual, space-flown engine to life. They do it by combusting hydrogen and oxygen at exactly the right moment to launch their rocket into space–and we didn’t program the experience for an easy win (it is rocket science after all). The payoff for some concentrated work? A terrific sense of accomplishment and high-fives all around, just like mission control.

Launching an intense appreciation for space