JFK Fountain at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The fountain, designed by Freeport Fountains of Sanford, FL, is lit in the evenings with LED lights programmed in sequence with 26 waterjets. An audio recording of an actual NASA lift-off also plays as the waterjets pulse to the blastoff sequence. The fountain’s backdrop is a 75-foot-long radial-shaped trapezoid, standing 30 feet tall at its highest point, featuring Blue Pearl granite supplied by Coldspring of Cold Spring, MN. For the project, 875 square feet of the granite was selected because it coordinates with NASA’s signature blue, and the polished finish provides an ideal surface for the laser etching that features a quote from President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 moon speech at Rice University.