Powered by YOU: Test the Interactive Step. Power. Launch.
Utilizing Piezoelectric technology developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is powering your future one step at a time! The piezoelectric energy is the conversion of mechanical stress into electrical energy to create a people-powered pathway. Be among the first to add your footprint to a walkway of Piezoelectric technology, designed to generate power from every step you take. Step. Power. Launch. testing area is located at the entrance to the visitor complex.
Piezoelectric is the latest example of how technology is incorporated into the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience. Benefits of piezoelectric energy include the generation of clean and renewable energy from people power, integration with existing solar energy solutions, the creation of interactive sensing systems for sidewalks, roadways, hospitals and other high traffic areas and the potential for creating energy on another planet.
- Step or stomp on a tile to activate the interactive Piezoelectric (PZ) experience
- Power a simulated rocket launch by stepping on the tiles
- Launch the rocket once enough energy is created!