If NASA's Kennedy Space
Center Visitor Complex serves as a theme park for the space set, then its newest attraction is the agency's own take on "Tomorrowland."
"Gateway: The Deep Space
Launch Complex," opening on June 15, invites the public to not just step, but fly into the future of space travel.
Unlike the fantasy-based
experiences found elsewhere in Florida, though, Gateway grounds itself in the real activities of the United States' 21st century multi-user spaceport.
Upon entering Gateway,
visitor center guests become "space travelers" and are immediately surrounded by authentic flight-flown hardware
Some of the spacecraft
are transplants from the center's previous "NASA Now" gallery, such as the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1
As a showcase of the
now and the near future(opens in new tab), the gallery is designed to advance as new developments are made in spaceflight.