The Astronauts Memorial Foundation – Center for Space Education

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation – Center for Space Education

As a living memorial to the astronauts we honor, The Astronauts Memorial Foundation will become a major influence on the future of education through the excitement of technology and space to ensure that future generations are prepared to face the challenges, both on and off our celestial home … the Spaceship Earth. 

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


The Center for Space Education (CSE) Is The “living memorial” Of  The Astronauts Memorial Foundation.

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation was born six weeks after the Challenger accident in 1986 to honor all U.S. astronauts who lost their lives on missions or while in training for missions. 

The Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization was authorized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to build and maintain two national facilities to memorialize the astronauts at the John F. Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex.  The first phase of the Foundation’s mission became reality in May 1991 with the dedication of the Space Mirror Memorial, a unique, high-tech monument which was designated a national memorial by Congress and President Bush. 

The second major facility, The Center for Space Education,  a 47,000 square-foot facility that has won three architectural awards, officially opened in July 1994 as a “living memorial” to the astronauts.  This facility was envisioned and planned as a place where young people, teachers, and families could learn about space exploration and the impact of technology on education. 

The Center for Space Education is also home to our 8,650 sqft conference center, and smaller meeting space.  The facility has hosted a number of events ranging from educational conferences to mission briefings for launches.  The Astronauts Memorial Foundation and The Center for Space Education are located on six acres at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which draws nearly three-million visitors each year!


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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 400
  • Largest Theatre Style: 900
  • Largest Seated Reception: 400
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1975

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

Venue Location + Transportation


State Road 405,
Building M6-306,
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899

Nearby Cities

We are located near Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville and about 30 minutes from Orlando and the theme parks.

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


Our 8650 sq-ft Conference Center is a multi-purpose event space that features two 350in diagonal projection screens with quad 4k Digital Projection projectors. Two 144in screens with Digital Projections 4k laser projectors. Yamaha sound system with an 8 channel Shure wireless microphone package. We also have the capability to record and live stream your event as well.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting