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NASA 60th Anniversary Celebration logo

On October 1, 2018, NASA celebrates 60 years of space exploration. In honor of this milestone, we’re sharing a few of NASA’s top achievements over the years. 


The top 10 most popular space souvenirs at the Space Shop at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex


A group exploring and learning at the Mars Base 1 Lab at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

A great way for students to participate in real-world science is through the TomatosphereTM project. Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Tomatosphere is a free program available to K-12 students in the United States and Canada.

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Camp KSC students discovering the Mars Base 1 botany lab.

One of the most immersive activities offered at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is spending time living and working on Mars as an astronaut trainee in our visionary Mars Base 1. This summer, we transported more than 1,000 guests to Mars in our Pegasus-class crew module aboard the Mars Transfer Vehicle, Concordia. Learn about their missions in the Botany Lab.


Front view of the Atlantis slide

The slide in Space Shuttle Atlantis is a guest favorite. Learn why it is more than just a speedy thrill!