Sci-Fi comes to Kennedy Space Center

Star Trek Live, a new interactive stage show from CBS and Mad Science Productions, will make its worldwide debut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on June 11, 2010.

Based on the popular science-fiction franchise, the show takes audiences on a 30-minute journey featuring a live theatrical experience for fans of all ages. The show combines special effects, audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology.

Produced by Mad Science Productions, 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.

“Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a must-see for anyone who has ever been intrigued by space exploration – and Star Trek fans are clearly within that demographic,” said Kennedy Space Center’s Bill Moore. “Star Trek Live is a perfect companion to the other family-friendly activities and interactive programs we offer at Kennedy Space Center leaving visitors with a new-found understanding of the history and evolution of the U.S. space program.”

Located just 45 minutes east of Orlando, Florida, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex hosts more than 1.5 million guests annually from around the world. Star Trek Live will be presented five times a day at the facility’s Astronaut Encounter Theater.