Kennedy Space Center: 50th anniversary activities set for Sunday

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will mark the 50th anniversary of KSC with special space-exploration programming on Sunday, July 1.

At 2 p.m.: A panel discussion called "Kennedy Space Center: Past, Present and Future" will include Carol Scott, who will discuss the commercial development of transporting NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, and Stu McClurg would will discuss the Orion spacecraft. 

At 3 p.m., the Orlando Concert Band will salute KSC with patriotic music such as "America the Beatiful," "Apollo 13," "Armed Forces Salute" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

At 4:30 p.m. Scott Bolton, prinvicpal investigators for the Juno mission to Jupiter, will show off recent scientific discoveries that are the result of space exploration.

These activities are included in regular Visitor Complex admission.

On July 1, 1962, the space center -- then known as Launch Operations Center -- was officially acknowledged as an operating spaceflight center. The named was changed to the John F. Kennedy Space Center after President Kennedy's death in 1963.

More info: www.kennedyspacecenter.com.