Technological innovations underway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida are driving the advances needed to send humans farther into the solar system than ever before, including the ambitious journey to Mars.

Beginning on Friday, Oct. 16, Kennedy and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will showcase some of these key innovations in the fourth annual Innovation Expo. The theme of this year’s expo is “From Earth to Mars.” The event will include many exhibits such as space mining robots, Robonaut and an exhibit of growing food in space, along with presentations by astronaut Nicole Stott and NASA scientists.

Media are invited to attend the expo from 10 a.m. to noon EDT. For access, media should contact Liz Perez at 321-449-4273 or

The expo will remain on display to visitor complex patrons through Saturday, Oct. 17.

New ideas and creativity are essential in Kennedy’s transition into a 21st century, multi-user space launch complex. The Innovation Expo is designed to inspire participants by sharing past successes, current ideas and NASA’s vision of the future.

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