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Mission: SPACE

Ride concept speculation

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PLEASE REALIZE THAT THIS ATTRACTION IS STILL IN THE CONCEPT STAGE AND THIS REPRESENTS ONLY ONE OF MANY PRELIMINARY DESIGNS. THIS COMES FROM A SOURCE WITHIN THE COMPANY, HOWEVER, I CANNOT VERIFY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

1. Sponsorship

Compaq/Microsoft- These technology powerhouses will cosponsor the attraction and provide a large majority of the capital required to build the attraction. Compaq and Microsoft have a history of co-sponsorship, where Compaq and Microsoft ads share the same space including the First Union Center home of the Philadelphia Flyers, Sixers, and Wings.

NASA- Though NASA will not provide any financial backing to the attraction they will allow Disney to use their name and depict their training methods and operations. NASA will also provide equipment for some of the attractions key features (see below).

2. Fate of horizons Show Building
The cost of work needed to allow the current building to house the new attraction is so great that it would be cheaper just to demolish the current building and start from scratch. The horizons location however is a definite because management does not want a empty building sitting and decaying.

3. Mission Space
This is the name the main attraction of what will be called simply the Space Pavilion. The main lobby of the building will be much like Wonders of Life. It will include many high tech interactive exhibits, shows, and other attractions. One of the centerpieces of this area will be a short daily video chat with the crew of the International Space Station or the crew of a space shuttle mission. Other items will include a Mars exploration section a show where space experiments are recreated and a display of objects that were invented due to the space program. Several computer simulations will also allow guests to explore the Moon or Mars by taking control of a exploration vehicle. The main attraction “Mission Space” will be setup much the way Test Track is. It will take guests through the astronaut training process, mission preparations, and culminate in a simulated launch.
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