[Ed. Note: we learned after this went to press that KSC has changed the date of the launch to January 6, 2015. So you still have time to make plans.]
Get a “front row seat” to view the Dec. 19 SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on December 19, at 1:20pm.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 will carry the Dragon capsule to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). This is the fifth resupply mission by SpaceX for NASA, bringing food and supplies, including new science experiments and technology research, to the crew aboard the ISS.
Launch viewing is available at the LC-39 Observation Gantry, located within the secured areas of Kennedy Space Center and just over three miles away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where the Falcon 9 will launch from Space Launch Complex 40.
On November 18, a massive United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvoultioN (MAVEN) orbiter is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The Kennedy Space Center is holding a four-day pre-launch celebration starting November 14, leading up to the historic launch.
The MAVEN mission will explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind, and is the first mission dedicated to measuring the upper atmosphere of the planet.
From Thursday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 17, Visitor Complex guests can discover a wide array of displays, exhibits and models themed around Humans 2 Mars.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, an Atlas V rocket will blast off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window is from 5:39pm to 5:58pm.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests may view the launch from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the closest possible public viewing area in Brevard County. This viewing area will feature live NASA launch countdown commentary.
A limited number of Apollo/Saturn V Center launch viewing tickets can be purchased for $20 plus tax, in addition to regular Kennedy Space Center admission. Bus loading for the Apollo/Saturn V Center viewing area will begin at 3:30pm and will continue until 5pm.
If you don’t want to pay extra, regular admission will allow you to view the launch from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This area will also feature live mission control commentary.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-313-2610 and visit kennedyspacecenter.com/launch.aspx.