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NASA Now + Next | The Present and Future of NASA's Space Exploration Journey

Kennedy Space CenterNASA Now + Next

Travel to Mars, the International Space Station, and deep space as you explore NASA’s current and future missions in this zone. Take a look at what to expect!

Quick Tips: 

Duration of Visit: 2.5 hours

Location: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, next to the Rocket Garden

Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

Restaurants: Red Rock Grill, Space Bowl Bistro

Shopping: The Space Shop

NASA Now + Next | Attractions

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Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex

Find out more about present and future space exploration as you look through spacecraft, prototypes, and other displays.

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Spaceport KSC

Travel across the universe through a spaceport that offers 4 unique journeys. Gear up for an unimaginable experience!

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Journey to Mars | By United Launch Alliance

Discover the red planet as you explore NASA’s upcoming plans and view a full-scale Mars rover replica.

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LEGO® Build to Launch

Immerse yourself in an educational but fun experience built to teach you more about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

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Mars Rover Vehicle Navigator

Get a close view of the Mars Rover Vehicle Navigator®, a new vehicle designed to explore the surface of Mars.

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IMAX Theater

Indulge in the best viewing experience at the IMAX Theater, where you can watch space movies like Journey to Space and Asteroid Hunters.

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Mission Status Briefing

Learn about NASA’s current missions at the Kennedy Space Center and the launches taking place at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.




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Frequently Asked Questions About the NASA Now + Next Mission Zone

Q. Where is the NASA Now + Next Mission Zone?

A. The NASA Now + Next Mission Zone is located inside the Visitor Complex next to the Rocket Garden.

Q. What are some must-see attractions at NASA Now + Next?

A. NASA Now + Next features Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, LEGO® Build to Launch, Journey to Mars, and the KSC Spaceport, among other exciting attractions.

Q. Is NASA Now + Next accessible with my Kennedy Space Center admission ticket?

A. Yes, your Kennedy Space Center daily admission ticket gives you access to NASA Now + Next.

Q. How long should I spend at NASA Now + Next?

A. Spend about 2.5 hours viewing all the attractions inside NASA Now + Next.

Q. Is food available at NASA Now + Next?

A. Yes, head to Red Rock Grill and Space Bowl Bistro for a delicious meal.

Q. Is there a restroom at the NASA Now + Next Mission Zone?

A. Yes, restroom facilities are available at NASA Now + Next.

Q. Is the NASA Now + Next Mission Zone wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, NASA Now + Next is wheelchair accessible.