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UPDATE: Rocket Launch: December 5, 2018 1:16 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-16

Dec 05, 2018 1:16 PM EST Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Space Launch Complex 40 SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-16

MISSION

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the next shipment of cargo and science investigations to the International Space station. This is the 16th SpaceX mission under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.


LAUNCH VIEWING

LAUNCH UPDATE: The SpaceX CRS-16 launch has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 5th, 1:16 PM EST. Pre-purchased LC-39 Observation Gantry tickets for CRS-16 remain valid for the next attempt.

 

Don’t miss the next rocket launch! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches, as well as launch commentary, bleacher seating and access to visitor complex exhibits and attractions.

 

Launch viewing opportunities for CRS-16 are available at the following locations:


Apollo/Saturn V Center
Approximately 6.2 miles/10 kilometers from launch pad

  • Included with daily admission.
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Dining and souvenirs available for purchase.
BUY DAILY ADMISSION

 

Main visitor complex
Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad

  • Included with daily admission.
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Dining and souvenirs available for purchase.
BUY DAILY ADMISSION

 

SOLD OUT - LC-39 Observation Gantry 

Approximately 3.4 miles/5.5 kilometers from launch pad

  • $49 Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT) in addition to daily admission.
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Includes light meal and souvenir t-shirt.
  • Souvenirs available for purchase.

 

Arrive Early!

Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days.  The visitor complex opens at 9:00 AM daily. All three viewing locations and the available bleacher seating are first come, first served. Launch Viewing Transportation tickets are date and mission specific, and are not valid for other launches. Learn more about our Launch Scrub Policy.

 

After arriving and parking at the visitor complex:

LC-39 LTT holders and those wishing to view from the Apollo/Saturn V Center:

  • Arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to board your bus by the designated time. Viewing at the Apollo/Saturn V Center does not require an extra ticket for this specific launch, so the location is first come, first served until capacity is reached.
  • Bus boarding for LC-39 Observation Gantry begins approximately three hours before the scheduled launch time.
  • Kennedy Space Center buses transport from the inside the main visitor complex to these special viewing areas beyond NASA’s gates. Security protocol requires that all guests must be transported by only visitor complex tour buses to these secure facilities. 

 

Main visitor complex viewing/daily admission only:

  • Viewing from the main visitor complex does not require bus transportation.
  • Check the Daily Schedule regarding the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour hours of operation on a launch day. If you wish to include the bus tour and the Apollo/ Saturn V Center in your day but do not want to remain there for the launch, be sure to take the tour either before or after the launch, depending on the scheduled launch time and visitor complex hours of operations/tours.

 

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Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and  U.S. Air Force approval. Launch date, time and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues, as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.

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