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Launch Schedule, Astronaut Appearances and Events

  • NASA Rocket Launches

    Find out what rocket launches are taking place at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Launch date, time and viewing opportunities are subject to change.

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  • When:
    April 2 - 6
    Where:
    Shuttle Launch Experience
    Kennedy Space Center
    Apollo/Saturn V Center
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Take a guided tour of Apollo/Saturn V Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with veteran, NASA astronaut Jon McBride during this exclusive program.

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  • When:
    April 5
    Where:
    Astronaut Encounter Theater
    Debus Conference Facility
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    Come face-to-face with veteran NASA payload specialist Sam Durrance at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Dr. Durrance assisted astronauts with conducting scientific experiments to further understand our universe. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of a highly skilled space explorer. >> Learn More
  • When:
    April 6 - 11
    Where:
    Astronaut Encounter Theater
    Debus Conference Facility
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Veteran NASA astronaut Don Thomas has flown four space shuttle flights as a mission specialist. Don’t miss his presentation on his time in space! Daily Astronaut Encounters or Lunch With An Astronaut offer guests an up-close astronaut experience.

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  • When:
    April 13, 4:33 pm
    Where:
    SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    Kennedy Space Center

    This launch is now scheduled for April 13, 4:33 pm. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches on an operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station.


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  • When:
    April 12 - 15
    Where:
    Astronaut Encounter Theater
    Debus Conference Facility
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

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