Trek Radio at the Kennedy Space Center – Sci-Fi Summer

Celebrating 50 Years of Manned Spaceflight, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is holding their Sci-Fi Summer Event this year from June 11 through September 5 as a celebration of the achievements of NASA throughout the past five decades. To mark this event, the Visitor Complex is hosting Star Trek: The Exhibition in addition to their Star Trek Live Show.

If you’re not familiar with KSC, the Visitor Complex is what could be considered the privately funded public interaction arm of NASA’s spaceport complex down at Merritt Island; the center is part theme park, part education center, part museum and is operated by Delaware North Companies, Inc.

The exhibition is located in two separate galleries on premises at the Main Complex and features props and costumes from the show as well as some great faithfully recreated set displays; some of the sets prominently displayed in the galleries are the sickbay and engineering from TNG and the Original Series Bridge.

Featured as part of the experience at KSC is a shuttlecraft simulator based upon the ‘Hawking’ from The Next Generation, the ride will embark riders on an exciting adventure in the world of Star Trek.

Also on premises at the park is Star Trek Live, a stage show by Mad Science Productions featuring a plot that allows the audience to engage in Starfleet’s humble beginning, the show has been around since its premiere in 2010 and is hosted by a duo. Show attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer for demonstrations on stage and participate in an epic and fun sci-fi story.

The Kennedy Space Center has meshed the temporary and permanent Star Trek additions in their presentations during this fifty year celebration along with the NASA ‘edutainment’ featured at the park; this, after interviews on camera and discussions off camera, as a method of contrasting mankind’s achievements in space with our hopes and dreams of the future as part of the continuing effort to garner support for humanity’s continued expansion into space and the important and beneficial research that comes from it.

For this summer’s festivities, the center is holding a ‘Mission to Win’ contest, where guests can win prizes and those who have perfect scores will be entered into a drawing to go on a sub-orbital flight adventure. More details are available at

For the event Mighty Mundane was on hand and has provided us with a full report, images, and interviews which will be available over the coming days.     You can find photos from the event below, along with our first video report.  Please check our homepage over the next 2 days for additional video interviews and content!

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by Trek Radio Staff