Concept design for a new orbiter exhibit showcases the space shuttle as it appears “in flight.”
Created by PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of cultural and entertainment destinations, the new master plan will feature interactive displays highlighting major accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program including the Hubble Space Telescope and construction of the International Space Station. But the centerpiece of the new design, which has local residents buzzing, is the $100 million exhibit, that can accommodate a flown space shuttle orbiter.
According to Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc., operators of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the 64,000 square-foot orbiter home was conceptualized by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex request to be selected by NASA as the home of one of three orbiters available for display. The exhibit fits this request by providing an exhibit that will display a space shuttle in flight. The display will also show how the spacecraft worked in space and provide a unique up-close vantage point for guests.