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Mission: SPACE


Future World

Guests Must Be

44in (112cm) or taller

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Thrill Level

Thrill Ride, Dark, Spinning

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  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
  • Language Translation Devices
  • Video Captioning


  • The seating and restraints of this attraction may prohibit Guests of certain body shapes or sizes from riding.
  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this attraction.



Rider Switch

  • Rider switch offered. More Information

Guest Policies

  • Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Experience authentic NASA-style training and an out-of-this-world space launch on this shuttle simulator.

Mission: SPACE is closed for refurbishment and is expected to reopen in late summer 2017. Please check back here for updates.
Two Guests performing tasks in a space shuttle simulator for the first manned mission to Mars

Rocket to the Red Planet

Fulfill your fantasy of being an astronaut as you dodge meteors, navigate nebulae and slingshot around the moon.

Your journey to Mars begins at Planetary Plaza, where you’ll find inspirational quotes from pioneers of space travel.

From there, make your way to the Simulation Lab, which houses a 35-foot-tall gravity wheel like the kind NASA uses to simulate gravity in deep space. A genuine NASA Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), one of only 4 in existence, is also on display, on loan from the Smithsonian. Then pass by the Command Room, a glass bullpen where ISTC mission-control personnel are hard at work, manning their control panels.

Before you board, actor Gary Sinise briefs you as you prepare for your mission to Mars on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle at the International Space Training Center (ISTC). Each member of your 4-cadet crew will assume an important role: navigator, pilot, commander or engineer. During your flight, each cadet will be instructed to initiate a mission-critical sequence, so be prepared!

Board your vessel, lower your harness and brace yourself for the incredible force of lift-off. Get goose bumps as you arc around the moon and then hold on tight as you attempt a precarious precision landing on the Red Planet’s alien surface.

Your crew is counting on you to do your part to ensure a successful mission and a safe trip back to Earth!

Large colorful planet sculptures lit-up at night at the entrance to Mission: SPACE

Pick Your Level of Intensity

Mars-bound cadets can choose from 2 levels of training. Both offer the same training mission but differ in intensity. The Orange Team is the more intense training experience, while the Green Team is less intense.

The Orange Team experience uses a centrifuge that spins and tilts to simulate the speed and G-forces of a spacecraft launch and re-entry, while the Green Team experience is a motion simulator ride that does not spin.

If you are prone to motion sickness or uncertain about which level to choose, you should opt for the Green Team for a less intense but still thoroughly exhilarating experience.

A brother and sister gaze at a rotating wheel that simulates gravity in deep space at Mission: SPACE

Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab

Those wishing to remain on Earth should head to this interactive space-themed area where you can reconvene with crew after their space odyssey.


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