On April 7, a day becomes
an odyssey — a Mars odyssey — at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Guests can purchase a Launch Transportation Ticket to view the launch of the
2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter aboard a Delta II rocket and witness the beginning
of a voyage to another planet.

NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey is an orbiting spacecraft designed to determine
the composition of the Red Planet’s surface, to detect water and shallow
buried ice, and to study the radiation environment as related to the
radiation-related risk to human explorers. The science instruments used by the
2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter include the Thermal Emission Imaging System
(THEMIS), Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), and Mars Radiation Environment
Experiment (MARIE). The launch is currently scheduled for April 7, 2001 at
11:02 a.m.

Launch Transportation Tickets provide visitors with the opportunity of a
lifetime-to view the launch from otherwise-restricted NASA property.
can order tickets by calling 321-449-4444 or by logging on to Kennedy Space
Center Visitor Complex’s Web site at http://www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

Guests have two options when purchasing Launch Transportation Tickets.
The first is $34.50 for adults and $22.50 for children ages 3-11, plus tax,
shipping and handling, and includes bus transportation to the viewing site and
admission to the Visitor Complex. Admission includes the KSC Tour with stops
at the Apollo/Saturn V Center and International Space Station Center, as well
as IMAX® space films and many other exhibits.
The second ticket option is
$15 for adults or children and includes bus transportation to the
launch-viewing site and admission to select Visitor Complex exhibits.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open from 9 a.m. to approximately
dusk every day except December 25 and certain launch days.
For more
information, call 321/449-4444 or visit http://www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.