Next year, all space travel enthusiasts will have a new and exciting museum to visit. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from Cape Canaveral has announced their intention of creating a new Heroes and Legends exhibition and its main purpose is to touch the minds and hearts of young explorers everywhere.
The new exhibit will tell the tales of astronauts who have made it in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, in a way that makes the audience feel the true experience of what the astronauts have felt.
The Heroes and Legends Hall will become the new home of the former Astronaut Hall of Fame exhibit and will give visitors a new and interesting perspective on the experience gathered from the people who have actually experienced space on several occasions.
The main attraction of the new exhibit will be the 3D omni-directional theatre room which will give visitors the sensation that they are actually experiencing space and that they are floating through its vastness. Holograms and augmented reality features are set to be some of the other interesting and new attractions of the exhibit.
The exhibit will also feature space relics from the Mercury Mission Control room and also artifacts from the Gemini programs, which will be enhanced through special effects and interactive elements.
The new U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame will be a chance for visitors to get to know up close the 91 legends that travelled through space and who have received their place in the Hall of Fame in 2015. Organizers know first-hand how important good role-models are for young children and their plan is to inspire the future generation of space heroes through this museum.
Alan Shepard, Jim Lovell Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and many others will tell their stories and adventures in space in such a captivating manner, that you`ll feel as if you had journeyed alongside these brave men through the unknown.
On Saturday, May 30, 4 new members will enter the select group of U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame: John Grunsfeld, Steven Lindsey, M. Rhea Seddon and Kent Rominger. These 4 new heroes will be featured alongside the other 87 members of the Hall of Fame, in the Heroes and Legend exhibition.
Construction for the new building that plans to reinvent the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, that opened 25 years ago, has begun on Friday, May 29 during an exciting event, which was attended by many former astronauts. The construction will hopefully be finished 2016 when the exhibit is scheduled for opening.
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