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Rocket Launch: July 24, 2019 6:24 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18

Jul 24, 2019 06:24 PM Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18

Please be advised the new target date for this launch is now Wednesday, July 24. Current launch viewing tickets holders, your ticket will be valid for this launch.

 

MISSION

SpaceX will launch the next mission of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract from Launch Complex 40 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. This mission will deliver supplies, equipment and science investigations to the International Space Station.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Witness liftoff from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Launch viewing opportunities may be offered from the main visitor complex or from viewing locations behind NASA's gates with a Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT). The visitor complex may open launch viewing opportunities based on the launch's public date and time. At this time, no LTT's are available for this launch but they will be announced soon. When they are available, tickets may be purchased online under the Launch Viewing tab on the Tickets page.

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-18 are available at the following locations:

LC-39 Observation Gantry - SOLD OUT

  • Approximately 3.4 miles/5.5 kilometers from launch pad
  • $49 in addition to daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Includes light meal and souvenir item.
  • Souvenirs available for purchase.

Apollo/Saturn V Center - SOLD OUT

  • Approximately 6.2 miles/10 kilometers from launch pad
  • $20 in addition to daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Dining and souvenirs available for purchase.

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.
  • BUY DAILY ADMISSION


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.


LC-39 and Apollo/Saturn V Center ticket holders:

  • Arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to board your bus by the designated time:
    • LC-39 Observation Gantry: (bus boarding time to be announced) at the nose of the Saturn 1B rocket.
    • Apollo/Saturn V Center: (bus boarding time to be announced) at the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour entrance.
  • For this launch, guests with an Apollo/Saturn V Center launch ticket must scan their ticket at the main visitor complex at bus boarding. No scanning will be available at the Apollo/Saturn V Center for early arrivals. We recommend that you take the bus tour earlier in the day, and come directly back to the visitor complex after as you will have time to explore all of the attractions at the Apollo/Saturn V Center with your launch ticket that evening. Transportation for the launch drives straight to the facility, and does not tour around NASA property as experienced during the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour.

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, be sure to take the tour before the launch.


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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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Rocket Launch: July 24, 2019 6:24 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18


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