Kennedy Space Center is about to head back to space. Visitors will be able to watch as the latest rockets from the Center blasts off into space for an all-new mission. The launch also includes an opportunity to meet astronauts and explore some of Kennedy Space Center’s newest attractions.
Here are the Latest Launches to plan your visit to the Kennedy Space Center:
March 30th, 2022 at 2:36PM
SpaceX Falcon 9 Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1)
The First private mission to carry a crew of four to the International Space Station
March 2022 TBA
NASA SLS Artemis I
Location: Launch Pad 39B
The Artemis I mission will be the inaugural Launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.
April 15th, 2022 TBA
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4
Location: Launch Pad 39A
A commercial crew mission that will send astronauts to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule.
May 2022 TBA
ULA Atlas V Boeing CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 (uncrewed)
Location: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station SLC-41
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will be used to provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans and environment. A highlight of the rocket will be its ability to map lightning activity and improve monitoring of solar activity and space weather.
Visitors interested in watching the rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center can head to the North Lawn Viewing Area located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis. The spot, which is free with admission to KSC, will offer bleacher seating, live launch commentary and live launch feed. Sitting approximately 7.1 miles from the launch pad, the North Lawn Viewing Area offers an incredible vantage point. You’ll clearly see the rocket rip into the sky as it clears the tree line. Viewing opens at 2:00 p.m.
While you’re at Kennedy Space Center don’t miss a visit with astronaut Tom Jones. You can catch Jones during the daily Astronaut Encounter, where he will hold a presentation and a question and answer session. Guests can also get Jones’ autograph at The Space Shop and SHuttle Express at various times throughout the day. The all-new Chat With an Astronaut allows you to enjoy food and beverages while having a group conversation about what it is really like to live and work in space.
Before you leave for the day make sure to stop by the fully immersive multiple-story play experience, Planet Play Planet Play. The indoor interactive area allows children to play on the planets with one-of-a-kind digital and physical activities. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Parents can enjoy their own fun at a coffee and wine bar in view of the play space.
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