IMSA Forum & Expo 2018
Join us as we explore the Greatest Space Adventure on Earth*

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, located one small step from Orlando, is where rockets launch and inspiration begins at Florida's gateway to space.

Monday, July 30
Buses will depart from outside the Gaylord Palms Convention Center at 4:30pm. Upon arrival at the Kennedy Space Center, you will get a close-up view of Atlantis, the only space shuttle displayed in flight with more than 60 interactive exhibits celebrating the history, technology and impact of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.

Then you will go, by bus, to the Apollo/Saturn V Complex (ASVC) inside the space center grounds. You will pass by the space shuttle assembly building and other landmarks of the space program. At the ASVC, enjoy a private experience with full access to the complex including multiple displays and interactive exhibits. This monumental 363-foot rocket launched America’s brave astronauts, who traveled to the moon and back, fulfilling the dreams and imagination of people around the world. Stroll the length of this amazing machine — marveling at the stages of the rocket and the sheer, awe-inspiring scale.

A full buffet dinner will be served, and afterwards you will view the Lunar Theatre Show.  

*IMPORTANT - Non-US Citizens Please Note: Due to Federal Regulations, all foreign national visitors must be reported to NASA Protective Services prior to accessing any event site on the Kennedy Space Center property. We must provide the visitors full name, date of birth, country of birth and passport number no later than two weeks prior to the event. No exceptions! 

Meet Atlantis Astronaut Bob Springer
He will be available to share stories and information as well as sign autographs and participate in photo opportunities. 

Robert "Bob" Springer is a retired American astronaut and test pilot who flew as a Mission Specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1989 and 1990. A decorated aviator in the United States Marine Corps, Springer also flew more than 500 combat sorties during the Vietnam War. He has logged over 237 hours in space and 4,500 hours flying time, including 3,500 hours in jet aircraft.

SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  STS-29 Discovery (March 1989) was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  During 80 orbits of the Earth on this highly successful 5-day mission, the crew deployed a tracking and data relay satellite and performed numerous secondary experiments, including a space station heat pipe radiator experiment, two student experiments, a protein crystal growth experiment and a chromosome and plant cell division experiment.  In addition, the crew took more than 4,000 photographs of the Earth using several types of cameras, including the IMAX 70mm movie camera.  Mission duration was 119 hours and concluded with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

STS-38 Atlantis (November 1990) was launched at night from Kennedy Space Center.  During the 5-day mission, the crew conducted Department of Defense operations.  After 80 orbits of the Earth, in the first shuttle recovery in Florida since 1985, Space Shuttle Atlantis and her crew landed back at Kennedy Space Center.  In completing his second mission, Springer logged more than 237 hours in space.