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Rocket Launches Viewing Sites: Port Canaveral

Watching a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral is a breathtaking and exhilarating experience that you’ll remember for a very long time. There are countless incredible places to view a launch along Florida’s Space Coast, but some incredible spots can be found in Port Canaveral. Watch from the beach or with a drink in hand at one of the waterfront restaurants, either way you’ll get to experience the awe of seeing that glowing fireball hurl out of Earth’s atmosphere and into outer space.

August Solar Watch

As Summer comes to a close, the Fall season brings with it many celestial sights you won’t want to miss. View plants simultaneously, catch a meteor shower, and grab your telescope to get an up-close look of Jupiter. Mark your calendars, because here are a few exciting...

3 Unexpected Ways to Experience a Rocket Launch

Rocket launches from Florida’s Space Coast are a unique and spectacular sight: booming from the tip of Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy Space Center, the high-arcing fireball rumbles into the cosmos above, and it is a memory not soon forgotten. One thing that does not...

Cape Canaveral’s First Rocket Launch

A new chapter in space flight began in July 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla: the Bumper 2, an ambitious two-stage rocket program that topped a V-2 missile base with a Corporal rocket. The upper stage was able to reach then-record...

Soaring Into the Next SpaceX Launch

Rocket launches are a part of the culture here on Florida’s Space Coast. Families and eager space enthusiasts gather along the shorelines; umbrellas, lawn chairs, coolers, and the sound of excitement always set the scene. Photographers gather their gear and fine tune...

Where to Watch

In July 1950, the first rocket launched into space from Port Canaveral, projecting into the cosmos as onlookers watched in awe. Since then, a new chapter in space exploration was opened and the Space Coast became home to all NASA-launched spaceflights to this day....


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