Visit Florida’s Space Coast

Next Launch: March 10, 2016 • Atlas V • OA-6

Come See, Hear and Feel
one of the most dramatic events on earth.

Space Coast Launches

Florida. Where rockets continue to launch year round from Canaveral Air Force Station.
If you are visiting to view a launch, you have great viewing options:

Kennedy
Space Center:

KSC Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of a launch with four (4) launch viewing areas available; NASA Causeway, LC-39 Observation Gantry, Apollo/Saturn V Center located within the secured areas of KSC, and a viewing area located at the main Visitor Complex. Each location offers live launch commentary. Launch viewing locations may vary based on launch times and may require an additional viewing ticket. For details, call (855) 437-0481.

Launch Tickets

Public Launch
Viewing Venues:

Even though Kennedy Space Center offers the best seats in the house, there are many prime viewing areas outside of the KSC Visitor Complex. View a launch along the shores of the Indian River, U.S. Space Walk of Fame, Playalinda Beach, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Port Canaveral, the Cocoa Beach Pier or any public beach along the Space Coast.

Hotel Launch
Packages:

Rocket launches offer a new opportunity to witness the awesome marvel of technology, ingenuity and courage up close and personal. Participating hotels on Florida’s Space Coast have created hotel launch packages that offer extended flexibility to accommodate the fluctuating nature of launch schedules. While you’re here, soak up the sun, take stroll on the beach, go kayaking or dine in one of our many fine restaurants.

Hotel Specials

Viewing Areas

Public Launch Viewing

Public Launch Viewing

KSCVC Launch Viewing

KSCVC Launch Viewing

Restricted Viewing

Restricted Viewing

Launch Pads

Launch Pads

streetview

Click the Pegman in the top left of the map, drag and drop over a viewing area for street view.

Kennedy Space Center & Cape Canaveral Launch Schedule

Kennedy Space Center & Cape Canaveral has long been our nation’s gateway to exploring, discovering & understanding our universe. With more launches happening now than ever before, now is the time to witness a marvel. View our launch schedule & join us during this new era of space discovery.

March 10, 2016
Atlas V • OA-6

Launch Time: 3:08 a.m.
Launch Site: SLC-41, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the sixth Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo freighter on its fifth operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as OA-6. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

March 20, 2016
SpaceX Falcon 9 • CRS 8

Launch Time: 12:33 a.m.
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 10th Dragon spacecraft on the eighth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

TBD
SpaceX Falcon 9 • SES 9

Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 9 communications satellite. Owned by SES of Luxembourg, the spacecraft will provide direct-to-home and other communications services over Northeast Asia, South Asia and Indonesia, as well as maritime communications for vessels in the Indian Ocean. Delayed from July 15 and August.

TBD
SpaceX Falcon 9 • Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A

Launch Time: TBD
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launching both the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS 2A communications satellites to provide Latin America with video, data, government and mobile services as well as television, mobile and maritime communications services across Russia, India, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean region.