Experience the maiden voyage of Sci-Fi Summer: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will launch Sci-Fi Summer on June 11, 2011, a celebration of the last 50 years of human spaceflight and science fiction during this limited-time exhibition. Sci-Fi Summer blends the technology, innovation and exploration of NASA with the adventures of Star Trek, one of the most popular science fiction television programs worldwide.
Sci-Fi Summer features STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, STAR TREKTM LIVE, Star Trek Shuttlecraft Simulator Adventure and more than $300,000 in prizes June 11 through September 5.
Also appearing at Sci-Fi Summer is B9, known as the “Robot” from the 1965 television series “Lost in Space” and Max Q, a talking robot who introduces guests to groundbreaking achievements of robots in the exploration of the universe.
Sci-Fi Summer weaves science fiction elements with powerful stories of real-life space exploration for a dynamic experience,” said John Stine, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “By coupling the awe-inspiring reality of human spaceflight as presented by the Visitor Complex with STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, the future possibilities of traveling among the stars are presented to inspire the young and young at heart to support the exploration of space.”
Appearing for the first time in the southeast, STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION is an interactive exhibit of authentic Star Trek artifacts from the past 45 years, featuring one-of-a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature film.
Together these components offer Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science fiction franchise in history.
Go deep within the Star Trek universe to discover the history of this ground-breaking series and a recreation of the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge from the original series, where visitors may sit in the command chair of Star Trek’s most famous captain: James T. Kirk.
Sit in the Captain’s chair, see the actual props and costumes used in the TV series’ and films, and enjoy one-of-a-kind displays, including Engineering and Sick Bay replica sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation, interactive kiosks, rare photo opportunities and unique adventures.