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Mission: SPACE®

Sculpture of a blue globe and rocket ship that are part of the Mission: SPACE logo at Epcot

Epcot®

Future World

Guests Must Be
44in (112cm) or taller
Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Thrill Level

Dark, Spinning, Thrill Ride

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Advisories
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.
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Accessibility and Other Information

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

Interests

Indoor

Rider Switch
  • Rider switch offered. Opens tool tip. Beginning of tooltip content This attraction offers rider switch, which allows 2 or more adults to take turns waiting with children who are too small to ride, without the need to wait in line twice. Please ask a Cast Member at the attraction entrance for assistance. End of tooltip content
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.
A family of 4 piloting a simulated space flight 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.

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 enter hypersleep. Then hold on tight as you attempt a precarious precision landing on the planet’s red 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 speed and G-forces during launch and re-entry. The Green Team experience is a motion simulator ride that does not spin and is less likely to cause motion sickness.

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.

Three boys attempt to push a huge sculpture of the moon in Planetary Plaza outside Mission: SPACE

Pre- and Post-Mission

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.

As you prepare to come face to face with outer space, browse astronaut memorabilia and plaques commemorating notable firsts in space exploration: the first man in space, the first man on the moon, even the first family in space!

Those who wish to withdraw from the mission at this time can head directly to the Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab, an interactive space-themed play area where the rest of your crew will reconvene with you after their space odyssey.

Mission: SPACE®

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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