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Go Boldly to Sci-Fi Summer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Commander Sean Christopher (left) and Voula (right), a Vulcan federation officer and science expert, greet cadets, the audience, assembled for their first day at Starfleet Academy during the new STAR TREK LIVE, a new interactive stage show at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

First Southeast Appearance of STAR TREK®: THE EXHIBITION
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA – Sci-Fi Summer: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact – NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex launched 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 entertainment franchises worldwide.

Sci-Fi Summer, sponsored by Mad Science®, TripAlertz.com and XCOR Aerospace, features STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, STAR TREK [TM] LIVE, Star Trek Shuttlecraft Simulator Adventure and more than $300,000 in prizes June 11 through September 5. Guests will have the opportunity to win a trip to space in the Launch of a Lifetime Sweepstakes. 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 speaks about groundbreaking achievements of robots in space exploration.

“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, from EMS Exhibits, Inc., 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.

Mad Scien­ce’s STAR TREK LIVE, based on the popular science-fiction franchise, is a thrilling journey for audiences of all ages. Special effects, audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology take everyone on an unforgettable journey through the Star Trek universe. STAR TREK LIVE introduces a world of discovery by combining science with entertainment to teach and encourage scientific literacy. In the show, the audience portrays new Starfleet cadets assembled for the first day at the Starfleet Academy led by its best and brightest. The new cadets will have to learn quickly the intricacies of living and working in space, modern space travel and the latest in communication and technology. EMS

Resistance is futile onboard the Star Trek Shuttlecraft Adventure Simulator. The Borg are back and they are after mankind. The adventure begins onboard the Starfleet Shuttlecraft Hawking on a mission to save Earth from Borg assimilation. The mission: deliver a captured data node to Tranquility Base on the moon.

For more information about Sci-Fi Summer, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com/sci-fi-summer.

TM & © 2011 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season. The Visitor Complex is open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter,STAR TREK [TM] LIVE, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, open from noon until 6:00 p.m. daily.

About EMS Exhibits
EMS Exhibits, Inc., a division of Event Marketing Service GmbH, in Vienna, Austria is the official international booking agent & promoter of CSI: The Experience. Since its founding in 1993 by Rahofer, EMS Exhibits has led successful promotional and marketing campaigns for such world-class exhibits as National Geographic’s Tutankhamun and the World of the Pharaohs, as well as produced shows such as EMS’s own Leonardo Da Vinci: Man – Inventor – Genius, The Barbie Story and World of Games.

About The Mad Science Group®
Mad Science® is the world’s leading fun science brand. Its entertaining and engaging productions spark the imagination of children and family audiences with shows conducted in amusement parks, theme parks, fairs, schools, camps and homes. Based in Montreal, Canada, the Mad Science Group has developed more than 200 hours of original science content with over 2,000 interactive activities delivered by an extensive network of 150 franchises across 20 countries and 5 continents. Mad Science Productions®, a division of the Mad Science Group conducts large-scale touring stage shows. Mad Science conducts a quarter million presentations a year, for 5 million customers. Visit www.madscience.org.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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