Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates an orbiter's liftoff, has been incorporated into the new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. That puts the bulk of its shuttle offerings under one roof. Other experiences at the complex include:
•Angry Birds Space Encounter: A new exhibit based on the real-life version of the digital game, it includes a laser challenge and educational games plus plush birds flung from slingshots.
•Rocket Garden: An upright arrangement of real rockets used in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.
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- Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis
- Angry Birds nest at Kennedy Space Center
- Pictures: Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center
- Pictures: Angry Birds Space Encounter at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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•The Apollo / Saturn V Center: A tribute to Apollo astronauts alongside a real Saturn V rocket.
•IMAX films: Currently playing: "Hubble 3-D" and "Space Station: 3-D."
•Space Mirror Memorial: Honors 24 U.S. astronauts who died in the course of space exploration, including those from shuttles Columbia and Challenger; and Apollo 1.
•Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted: Live theater, interactive experiences and multimedia presentations teach about the future of space exploration.
•Tours: General bus tours with a drive-by of the shuttle launchpad and a stop at the Apollo / Saturn V Center are included in admission. For an additional charge, guests can explore the Vehicle Assembly Building, the Launch Control Center, Launch Pad 39A or take the "Cape Canaveral: Then & Now Tour," which concentrates on the Mercury and Gemini programs.